Puzzle

Robert Normandeau

Puzzle has been performed in Helsinki, Lugano, Lyon, Marrickville, Montréal, Toronto and Victoria…

Adapted from the music composed for the play Farces conjugales by Georges Feydeau, staged by Brigitte Haentjens, at Théâtre du Rideau Vert (Montréal) in March 2003.

This music has been composed, as its title suggests, as a succession of small pieces made to fit with one another. But unlike the traditional game, here the pieces of music can be organized in any order. In other words, in regards to the temporal and timbral aspects, the sonorities used have been tuned in such a way that they can be superimposed or juxtaposed in a thousand different ways. The version presented here is only one of the multiple possible versions. The sound sources consist of door sounds and vocal onomatopoeias.

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Puzzle was realized in 2003 at the composer’s studio and premiered on October 9, 2003 at the Open Space, Victoria (Canada). Puzzle was commissioned by the Open Space Arts Society.

Premiere

  • October 9, 2003, Concert, Open Space, Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)

Details

16-channel fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
February 22, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Opposition de phase / RCV Lille 99 FM (France)
May 7, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
May 13, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Outsight (USA)
June 4, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Média inconnu
June 4, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Média inconnu
August 12, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
December 23, 2007 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
August 23, 2009 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
October 3, 2010 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
January 10, 2011 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 29, 2012 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Outsight Radio Hours / WXOU 88.3 FM (USA)
August 19, 2012 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
March 30, 2014 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
September 14, 2015 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 10, 2019 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Martian Gardens #961 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
January 15, 2019 Robert Normandeau, Puzzle (2003) Clear Spot — The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)

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