Bédé

Robert Normandeau

Bédé has been performed in Birmingham, Essen, Huddersfield, Mons, Montréal and San Francisco…

To my parents

This miniature was realized from sounds (onomatopoeias) used in comic books traditionally associated with the world of children. The piece is divided in three sections: Le monde de l’enfance (Child’s World), La vallée des fantômes (Phantoms’ Valley), and La quête de la voix (Search of the Voice). The voice of 11 year old Marie-Hélène Blain is the single sound element of the piece.

Robert Normandeau [xi-90]


Bédé — a pun on the abbreviation of “bande dessinée” (comic book) — was realized in my studio, the studio of the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and the studio of the Ina-GRM with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). [xi-90]

Premiere

  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)

Details

stereo fixed medium

Movements

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
December 1, 2009 Robert Normandeau, Bédé (1990) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
October 24, 2010 Robert Normandeau, Bédé (1990) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
July 1, 2012 Robert Normandeau, Bédé (1990) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 9, 2012 Robert Normandeau, Bédé (1990) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 16, 2014 Robert Normandeau, Bédé (1990) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
April 1, 2018 Robert Normandeau, Bédé (1990) Capsule acousmatique no 24 / Radio Douves (France)

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