Ingrid Drese

Amaryllis has been performed in Arras, Brussels, Mons and Montréal…

The source materials consist of concrete and synthesized sounds, both having been transposed, chopped up, frozen, repeated, etc. The resulting motives form the first level of the research. The main idea revolves around the following principles: division; opposition; complementarity, alternation, and; emergence. That is, to analyze several principles simultaneously and try to find interdependencies, complementarities, looking to recreate a certain coherence or unity between them. The sounds and their transformations, the writing, and the overall structure have been designed to fulfill the requirements of these principles. For example: The structure of the piece (in four large sections) matches the alternation principle, in the rarefaction/densification of events, and its correlate, time perception.

[English translation: François Couture, vi-09]

Amaryllis was realized in 1996 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain (Belgium) and premiered in July 1996 at the Conservatoire royal de Mons (Belgium). Amaryllis was awarded a 2nd prize at the 5th Prix international Noroit-Léonce Petitot (Arras, France) in 1997. It has been previously released on the compact disc Prix international Noroit-Léonce Petitot 1997 (NOR 5).


  • July 1996, Concert, Conservatoire royal de Mons, Mons (Belgium)



Amaryllis (1996), 13:34
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Date Work Program
October 4, 1999 Ingrid Drese, Amaryllis (1996), 13:34 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
April 1, 2010 Ingrid Drese, Amaryllis (1996), 13:34 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
November 21, 2010 Ingrid Drese, Amaryllis (1996), 13:34 Martian Gardens / WMUA 91.1 FM (USA)
June 1, 2014 Ingrid Drese, Amaryllis (1996), 13:34 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
October 21, 2019 Ingrid Drese, Amaryllis (1996), 13:34 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)