Dominic Thibault
*[self]
CD (E211)

“The human will needs a goal — and it
will rather will nothingness than not will”  
—Friedrich Nietzsche
On the Genealogy of Morality

to *obey
to *contemplate
to *desire
to *abide
to *believe
to *seclude
to *peter out
to *negate

*[self] is a musique concrète composition based on the concept
of ascetic ideals. Its eight movements are inspired by the desert
journeys of those prophets in search of purity and simplicity
through self-denial. It questions the pertinence of such voluntary
pittance in order to obtain redemption.

Composed between July 2013 and February 2015. A string trio
version of the piece also exists in which this electronic version
is interpreted as an audio score coupled with a graphic score
by Paul-Antoine Gauvreau. The string version was premiered
in Manchester by Distractfold Ensemble. The electronic version
was premiered at the Akousma Douze festival in Montréal.

to *believe: Distractfold Ensemble version [Vimeo]

Mastered by Jacques Beloeil

Edition of 150 copies
Out of print




to *believe: graphic score by by Paul-Antoine Gauvreau