Tao

Annette Vande Gorne

Tao has been performed in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Bourges, Brussels, Cologne, Crest, Dijon, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London, Marseille, Mons, Montpellier, Montréal, Namur, Nîmes, Oslo, Paris, Sheffield, Strasbourg, Toronto, Tournai, Trebel, Valdivia and Weimar…

A remarkable system of understanding and classification, analogical, concrete and figurative, Taoism permits acousmatic composition founded on materials, energies, transformations. A cyclical type of sequence made up of five elements, forces of nature, that destroy each other, Tao brings about transformations, substitutions of symbols, concrete indications, because of the interdependence between these elements. It is the regulator of alternation. Chinese thinking doesn’t concern itself with opposites, but rather with contrasts, with correlatives, with exchanges of attributes.

Written in a relatively long a posteriori time period, the following comments do not reflect the ‘author’s intentions’ (of little importance), but rather the structuring of the ‘meaning to me’, as it is recognized today, long after the time of the music-delight has gone.

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Tao (Annette Vande Gorne) (1983-91)

Works in this cycle

  • Eau (1984)
    stereo fixed medium
  • Feu (1985-86)
    stereo fixed medium
  • Bois (1986)
    stereo fixed medium
  • Métal (1983)
    stereo fixed medium
  • Terre (1989-91)
    stereo fixed medium

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