Ondes / Arborescences

Stéphane Roy

Ondes / Arborescences has been performed in Brussels and Montréal…

Ondes / Arborescences (Waves/Arborescences) sets in opposition two types of poetic discourse which follow a progression strewn with contrasts and expressive ruptures. The discourse of the interior upheaval, telluric and violent, produces a frenzy of emotions. It takes form within unstable materials, vigorously dislocated, which spring forth abruptly from bottomless registers. The first discourse begins to collide with a second, characterized by long elegies consisting of materials at the fringes of translucent harmony and sustaining melismas which evoke voices afflicted by a piercing interior sadness.

Ondes / Arborescences was realized in 1987 at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and premiered in May 1987 during a public concert at the Université de Montréal.


  • May 1987, Concert, Faculté de musique — Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)


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Date Work Program
September 27, 2010 Stéphane Roy, Ondes / Arborescences (1987) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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