ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique)

Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault

ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) has been performed in Montréal and Vancouver…

The different sections of the piece come from the eight mutation phases of life as described by Timothy Leary in his book Exo-Psychology (1977).

“To fly towards the stars, the biological robot must go inside itself, be in control of its body, of its brain, of its DNA…”

Timothy Leary

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ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) was originally composed as a multimedia work with computer controlled visual support designed by Jacques Collin. It was premiered on August 15, 1985 at Digicon ’85, the 2nd International Arts Conference on Computers and Creativity, in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada). The composition of this piece was made possible with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA) and the ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec. Arrangement of the saxophone parts: Walter Boudreau.

Premiere

  • August 15, 1985, Digicon ’85 — 2nd International Arts Conference on Computers and Creativity, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Details

saxophone quartet and stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
December 1, 2009 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 25, 2011 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
October 1, 2012 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
October 28, 2013 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 29, 2014 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 28, 2015 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 2, 2017 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 15, 2019 Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault, ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) (1985) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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