Oscillations planétaires has been performed in Berlin, Langwarrin, Montréal and Victoriaville…
Oscillations planétaires evokes geology.
In all the layers that make it, from its core to its surface areas, Planet Earth is inhabited by undulatory motions of extremely varied temporal scales. Some are inscribed in a geological timeframe while others follow a daily cycle. This oscillatory ensemble contributes to the mechanisms that rule the Earth’s dynamics.
These are the phenomena evoked in the work.
[English translation: François Couture, x-19]
Oscillations planétaires [Planetary Oscillations] was realized in 2017-18 at the composer’s studio in Montréal and premiered on July 13, 2018 on the radio program Klangkunst broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Germany). A preliminary version of two movements premiered on August 13, 2017 under the title Nazca Plate, Sound Essay on Geological Time during the concert Time Response programmed by Sound Travels, a festival presented by NAISA at Ernest Balmer Studio in Toronto (Canada). Oscillations planétaires received its concert premiere on December 6, 2018 during the concert Électrochoc 3 presented in the Studio multimédia of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (Québec). The work was revised in August 2019. With the participation of: Ida Toninato, baritone saxophone (Convection mantellique and Marée crustale); Claire Marchand, flute (Geysers); Daniel Áñez, piano (Dorsale médio-atlantique); Christian Olsen, drum kit (Dorsale médio-atlantique and Ondes sismiques). Thanks to Fiona Ann Darbyshire (scientific advisor, Département des sciences de la Terre et de l’atmosphère, UQAM), Marcus Gammel (who originated the commission) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA). Oscillations planétaires was commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Germany).
|January 12, 2020||Chantal Dumas, Oscillations planétaires (2017-18, 19), 49:21 [Excerpt]||Solénosphère 19 / Solénoïde (France)|
|January 26, 2020||Chantal Dumas, Oscillations planétaires (2017-18, 19), 49:21 [Excerpt]||Seppuku / Radio Libertaire 89.4 Paris (France)|
|February 2, 2020||Chantal Dumas, Oscillations planétaires (2017-18, 19), 49:21 [Excerpt]||Musique d’avenir: Chaos constructifs: Nemtsov, Heiniger, Collin, Bauckholt / RTS (Switzerland)|
|February 18, 2020||Chantal Dumas, Oscillations planétaires (2017-18, 19), 49:21 [Excerpt]||Medium Airplay / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)|
|January 20, 2021||Chantal Dumas, Oscillations planétaires (2017-18, 19), 49:21||rAdioCUSTICA: Planetární oscilace (Oscillations planétaires) / Český rozhlas (Czech Republic)|