“Still, Again” on La marée by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

PA and I have known each other for a few years now, and after doing a recital for him at GEMdays (now called Electric Spring), we decided to work on a piece. PA emerged after some months with a beautiful, gritty, and emotionally-charged “mini-opera”, and I really enjoyed our studio sessions working on it. From his little windowed booth, PA supported and challenged me, while I went with the flow and placed my trust in him completely.

The fruit of our labor Still, Again is now available on his new album La marée, released by empreintes DIGITALes. The 2 CD set also includes pieces for and performed by Heather Roche, Sarah Nicholls, and Jean-François Laporte.

For more information about the album and to purchase it, please visit www.electrocd.com.

All pieces on this album are mixed-music where the soloist has a complex dynamic with its antagonist, the loudspeaker: a dialogue all made of power games.

This uneven relationship is reminiscent of the fragility of sandcastles and other human constructions with their daily facing of the patience of the elements. Are these ephemeral joys many revenges over the ineluctable?

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, introduction to La marée