“The human will needs a goal — and it
will rather will nothingness than not will”
On the Genealogy of Morality
to *peter out
*[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.