Projet Proust

Gilles Gobeil, Marcel Proust

Projet Proust has been performed in Montréal…

(Proust Project) Personnal reading of the first pages of Du côté de chez Swann (Swann’s Way) (1913) by Marcel Proust (1871-1922). (Recorded narration: Marc Béland)

Projet Proust was realized at the composer’s studio in Montréal in 1995 and premiered on December 23, 1995 during the radiobroadcast of Le son électrisé produced by Georges Nicholson on Radio-Canada’s FM network. The final version (with narration by Marc Béland; recorded by Pierre Labbé) was revised and remixed in 2000-01 and premiered on April 11, 2001 during the Rien à voir (9) concert series presented by Réseaux at Ex-Centris in Montréal. Projet Proust was commissioned by Société Radio-Canada. Projet Proust was awarded a Mention at the 1st Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition, Métamorphoses 2000 (Ohain, Belgium). Thanks to Mario Gauthier, the radio program musical advisor and instigator for the commission.


  • February 17, 1999, Concert premiere: Rien à voir (5): Concert des fondateurs, La Chapelle — scènes contemporaines, Montréal (Québec)
  • April 11, 2001, Premiere of the final version: Rien à voir (9): concert solo: … dans le silence de la nuit…, eXcentris, Montréal (Québec)



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Date Work Program
December 14, 2001 Gilles Gobeil / Marcel Proust, Projet Proust (1995, 2001) Borderline Extra / Freies Radio Kassel (Germany)
May 6, 2007 Gilles Gobeil / Marcel Proust, Projet Proust (1995, 2001) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
October 17, 2010 Gilles Gobeil / Marcel Proust, Projet Proust (1995, 2001) KNTU 88.1 FM (USA)
May 11, 2013 Gilles Gobeil / Marcel Proust, Projet Proust (1995, 2001) Arte Eletroacústica / RTP Antena 2 (Portugal)

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