Back in September I was in New Brunswick to premiere Piling Sand – Piling Stone IV, for flute and Max MSP, by André Cormier. This mammoth, ninety-minute work was performed in both Moncton and St. John: every six minutes the flute is recorded and looped back through speakers surrounding the audience. Gradually, over the course of an hour-and-a-half, the music becomes denser, richer, and more elaborate, until the final six minutes reveal the “complete” piece: all swirling flute lines, Tibetan finger cymbals, and whistle tones. My final day in Moncton included an absurdly large portion of fried clams, some local beer… and a recording session, where we laid down André’s piece for posterity. Below is an excerpt from this utterly unique and otherworldly piece.
Our last #Aventa “concert” of the season: socially distanced recording session of #HitchcockEtudes by @nicolelizee
Exploring the piccolo with @kimiakoochakzadeh (and yeah, it’s more of a “sound on” kinda thing) 🎈🎈🎈
Do I like to overdress for recording sessions? Why, yes. Yes I do. It’s the least I can do when recording Nicole Lizée’s epic Tarantino Études for Aventa’s 20/21 online season. (Alright, we may have filmed a bit too.)