Points de fuite

Francis Dhomont

Points de fuite has been performed in Albi, Allentsteig, Annecy, Arlon, Avignon, Banff, Belfast, Bogotá, Bourges, Brasília, Bremen, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Crest, Curitiba, Dresden, Edinburgh, Hanover, Helsinki, Huddersfield, Kingston, La Rochelle, Lyon, Marseille, Montréal, Nice, Oldenburg, Ottawa, Paris, San Francisco, St Catharines, Szczecin, Toronto, Vienna, Weimar and Zürich…

To Jean-Louis Ostrowski

Term of perspective. The point of convergence of parallel lines.

Audition/reading on many levels:

  1. technical (kinetic study: glides in tessitura, mutations of masses, of densities; modifications of timbre; energetic eruption/dispersion; spatial mobility);
  2. impressionistic (encounters, crossings, fusion of heterogeneous events which carry similar connotations; trajectories, velocities, displacements; the near and the distant; the passage);
  3. symbolic (flight: running away; departure, wandering, lapse, obliteration. The horizon, Kafka: Disappearing — America);
  4. ad libitum…


Points de fuite [Vanishing Points] was realized at the composer’s studio in Montréal in 1981-82 and premiered on June 13, 1982, at the 12th Bourges International Experimental Music Festival (France). Points de fuite was awarded 2nd Prize at the 12th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1984), 1st Prize at the Brock University Tape Music Competition (St Catharines, Ontario, 1985), and was selected by the international jury of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) for the 1984 World Music Days in Montréal.


  • June 13, 1982, Synthèse 1982: Compendium France 3, Théâtre Jacques-Cœur, Bourges (Cher, France)



Points de fuite (1982), 12:21
stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
November 7, 2005 Francis Dhomont, Points de fuite (1982), 12:21 Wreck This MeSS / Radio Patapoe: Adventures in UNsound (Netherlands)
October 31, 2006 Francis Dhomont, Points de fuite (1982), 12:21 Délire actuel / CFLX 95.5 FM (Canada)
September 12, 2011 Francis Dhomont, Points de fuite (1982), 12:21 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 18, 2012 Francis Dhomont, Points de fuite (1982), 12:21 Électrain de nuit / France Musique (France)
December 30, 2013 Francis Dhomont, Points de fuite (1982), 12:21 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)