La Rage
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay - 2004/5

Duration: 49' 08

free jazz drummer, processing, interactive system, and 8-track tape
A reading of Louis Hamelin’s novel La rage (1989)

A piece for all the clean-cut punks: If their hair is less a mark of their distress, their cynicism is as violent a cry of disillusion.

La rage (rage)
ravished land, expropriated for flying steel;
ravished people, castrated of their identity;
youth wasted in seduction and hiding;
intelligence betrayed by a culture of beauty;
cynical for survival.

La rage (rabies)
tiny germ, destructive incubation, death by the drop…
… explosion, a cyst bursts, the pus of hate flows.
Death for survival.

Les jeux sont faits (The Dice Are Cast)
le squat (The Squat)
exproprié (Expropriated)
oiseaux de fer (Birds of Steel)
boules (Pinball)
statique contemplation (Static Contemplation)
boules dures (Hard Pinball)
bûcheron du jour (Lumberjack du jour)
tentatives de vol (Attempted Flight)
techno-sexe : amitié moderne (Techno-Sex: Modern-Day
Friendship)
la chasse (The Hunt)

Brûlé (Burnt)
amoureux par intérim (Interim Lover)
pompeux roi de nulle part (Pompous King of Nowhere)
le cheval mort (The Dead Horse)
ivre : vivre ! (Pissed Party)
OEdipe en banlieue (Oedipus of the Suburbs)

Incubation
la morsure (The Bite)
échanges lourds (Heavy Words)
techno-sexe: junky dans le parc (Techno-Sex: Junky in the Parc)
échanges plus lourds (Heavier Words)

Joyeux Noël en famille - inceste (Merry Christmas with the Family – Incest)
bouées de béton (Concrete Buoys)
abdication : foi forcée (Abdication : Forced Faith)
haine en Larsen (Hatred Feedback)
moment-fusion tôle-béton (160 km/h) (Steel-Concrete Moment-Fusion : 100 MPH)
échanges trop lourds (Heaviest Words)

La rage (Raging Rabies)
renard fou (Crazy Fox)
techno-sexe : vol d’aéroport (Techno-Sex : Airport Flight)
entrevue avec le proprio (Meeting with the Landlord)
prendre le contrôle de la tour (Taking Control of the Tower)
épilogue : pas d’avenir (Epilogue : No Future)