Associations libres

Gilles Gobeil

Associations libres has been performed in Berlin, Birmingham, Dijon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia and San Francisco…

This piece was born of the desire after fifteen years, to collaborate with the guitarist René Lussier. Using his talent for improvisation, I have employed the wide variety of timbres and sound matter from his interpretation. The tape consists of a succession of very dense and expressive scenes onto which the guitar’s living and playful gestures are placed.

Gilles Gobeil [xi-90]

Associations libres [Free Associations], a commission by René Lussier with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA), was realized at the studio Ondes in Montréal in July, 1990.


  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)
  • March 7, 2015, Mixed version premiere: Patrice Soletti, electric guitar; Julien Guillamat, diffusion • Figures du siècle, Salle Pasteur — Le Corum, Montpellier (Hérault, France)



electric guitar and stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
November 26, 2007 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Woody / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)
December 1, 2009 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 10, 2010 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Musik Spezial: Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)
September 1, 2010 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
March 4, 2013 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Bab-el-Watt / RPH (France)
October 27, 2014 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 12, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Capsule acousmatique no 7 / Radio Douves (France)

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