Le fil ébréché

Nicolas Nuyens

Le fil ébréché has been performed in Brussels and Morelia…

A slow, fateful downfall, brimming with crack-ups, shards and ruptures, as a long bow stroke punctuated by accidents.

The grain, the friction, here developed in several forms, as well as the title, are inspired by the memory of a Romanian gypsy, a griot of sorts, who used a piece of horsehair detached from his bow and tied to one of the violin strings to produce an incredibly fragile rattle, downward moving and iterative, in order to accompany a rather sad piece of news.

Articulated around this notion of fall and of asperities in trajectories are composed figures, an abstract, damaged narrative that proposes an escape from the strictly morphological frame of support-based writing.

Le fil ébréché was composed with support from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Direction générale de la culture, Service de la musique). Le fil ébréché was awarded the prize ex æquo (student category) at the 9th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses (Brussels, Belgium, 2016).


  • March 23, 2016, ÉlectroBelge, Espace Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)



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