Les petites portes

Bernard Falaise

Les petites portes has been performed in Montréal, Sherbrooke, Vancouver and Whitehorse…

The doors in the title hearken back to a childhood memory. A large, dark blue image on a cardboard sheet, with perforated doors numbered 1-25. Starting on the 1st of December, my sisters and I would take turns opening one door each day until Christmas. Behind each door was a new illustration, each one different from the last. Even as the years went by, we never seemed to tire of this ritual. So here are 7 small open doors — in theory I should still have 18 left to compose… The sounds on the disc began as samples from a 2003 Quatuor Bozzini studio recording originally made for a choreography by Dominque Porte (sound engineer: Robert Langlois). There are also sounds from an electric piano, and a vinyl record of Bartók’s 4th String Quartet (4th movement).

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Premiere

  • February 15, 2006, Bozzini Quartet4 générations II, Auditorium Serge-Garant — Pavillon C3 — Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (Québec)

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Les petites portes

  • Bernard Falaise
  • Year of composition: 2005, 10
  • Instrumentation: string quartet and stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini, with support from the CCA
Concerts
15 Febr 2006
8:00 pm
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
In person
Sherbrooke (Québec)
16 Febr 2006
8:00 pm
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
In person
Montréal (Québec)
31 Marc 2006
8:00 pm
Série QB
Falaise
In person
Montréal (Québec)
20 Marc 2010
7:30 pm
FalaiseOesterle
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Apri 2010
8:00 pm
ArnoldClementiFalaise
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
9 Febr 2011
8:00 pm
Série QB
FalaiseJankeOesterle
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Febr 2011
12:00 pm
Falaise
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Marc 2011
8:00 pm
FalaiseJankeOesterle
In person
Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada)