Big Bang II

Marcelle Deschênes

Big Bang II has been performed in Birmingham, Brussels, Huddersfield, Lyon, Montréal and Toronto…

“Endlessly oscillating between light and darkness, Big Bang II is simultaneously a requiem, a gloria and a Halleluiah celebrating the fragile paths of Mankind’s destiny…” -Georges Dyens

In a postnuclear setting where all trace of human life has vanished, crushed remnants emerge from the layers of sand and stone, and the fragments of memory burst through the shadow mouths forming, singing, shutting up, screaming. An extravagant symbol evoking at the same time spiritual or emotional connections and social commentary, this very short representation becomes an imaginary journey, poetic and sidereal, full of the distress generated by our collective fear of the end of the world.

Big Bang II was designed for a strange technological planet created by holographic sculptor Georges Dyens for a multimedia installation comprised of holographic sculptures, lighting, optical fiber and electroacoustic music, all this set in motion by a programmed synchronization system.

[English translation: François Couture, viii-06]


Big Bang II — music for the multimedia installation by George Dyens (1932-2015) — was realized in 1987 at the Bruit blanc studio in Montréal. It was created during the summer of 1987, as part of the international exhibit Images du futur at La Cité des arts et des nouvelles technologies de Montréal.

Premiere

  • 1989, Images du futur, Cité des arts et des nouvelles technologies de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Details

stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
January 2, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Délire actuel / CFLX 95.5 FM (Canada)
March 17, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Média inconnu
April 1, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
April 7, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) WDR 3 Köln (Germany)
April 7, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) WDR 3 Köln (Germany)
April 29, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Outsight (USA)
April 30, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
May 29, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Concertzender (Netherlands)
May 29, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Média inconnu
May 30, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Média inconnu
September 13, 2009 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
May 2, 2010 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
April 21, 2013 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
April 21, 2013 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
September 19, 2019 Marcelle Deschênes, Big Bang II (1987, 95) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)

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