À l’horizon du silence

À l’horizon du silence

  • Martin Leclerc
  • Year of composition: 2001-02
  • Duration: 17:16
  • Instrumentation: amplified B-flat trumpet and stereo fixed medium


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  • MP3, 320 kbps

To Nicolas

The biblical scriptures from the Old Testament about the trumpets of Jericho (Book of Joshua, 6) evoke the sonic power of the trumpet and the violence of rivalry in human relationships. Recent political events can shed circumstantial light on this text. These events inspired my choice of materials, but one should not interpret this work as a justification of violence or the expression of political beliefs.

There are other topics arising from the original inspiration, for instance: urban heterogeneity and the media invasion. These topics rub elbows in a dense and sundry counterpoint (lots of materials coming from different fields).

[English translation: François Couture, x-07]

À l’horizon du silence [On the Horizon of Silence] was realized in 2001-02 at the studio of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and premiered in April 2002 at the Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montréal. Thank you to Bénédicte Décary, recorded voice. À l’horizon du silence has won First Prize at the Hugh Le Caine Award of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada, 2003).

About this recording

This performance was recorded in May 2006 at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal by Jean Landry and mixed at the composer’s studio.