Mi bémol
Yves Daoust - 1990

Duration: 2' 59

Around a small tonal object (E flat, Mi bémol in French) developed into a drone used as a thread in this piece, I have brought together some of my ‘fetish’ sounds. A stereotypical form emerged, a hyper-condensation of my style, of my articulation and construction processes: confrontation of widely different sound elements, a preference for the anecdotal, the crossfading of textures, oscillation between the musical discourse and the documentary approach. Mixtures of levels, polyphony of sounds and of meanings. A pastiche where I attempt to imitate myself…

Mi bemol was realized in 1990 at the composer's studio. It premiered on 2 November 1990 at Théâtre Les Loges, during the New Music America/Montreal musiques actuelles Festival. Commissoned by empreintes DIGITALes, recorded on the Electro clips CD (lMED 9004, lMED 9604)