Randall Smith

Ruptures has been performed in Montréal…

During the formative time of Ruptures I became intensely aware of the sudden rate of political and social change in the world. The end of the cold war had spurred such an overwhelming display of worldwide unrest and instability that I felt compelled to vent my angst in a musical form. It seemed to me that the old established systems had become ruptured and were giving way to the new. The music is not intended to interpret the literal meaning of the word but to represent the large scale disfunction caused by change.

Ruptures was realized at the composer’s studio, and premiered on June 9, 1991 during the 3rd CEC Electroacoustic Days, >>Perspectives->->, at Concordia University in Montréal.


  • June 9, 1991, >>Perspectives->->: Concert, Salle de concert — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)


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Date Work Program
January 1, 2008 Randall Smith, Ruptures (1991) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
August 2, 2010 Randall Smith, Ruptures (1991) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
February 23, 2015 Randall Smith, Ruptures (1991) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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