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still have 18 left to compose… The sounds on the disc began as samples from a 2003 Quatuor Bozzini studio recording originally made for a choreography by Dominque Porte (sound engineer: Robert Langlois).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)

Other versions

Les petites portes

  • Composer(s): 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
20h00
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
In person
Sherbrooke (Québec)
16 Febr 2006
20h00
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
In person
Montréal (Québec)
31 Marc 2006
20h00
Série QB
Falaise
In person
Montréal (Québec)
20 Marc 2010
19h30
FalaiseOesterle
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Apri 2010
20h00
ArnoldClementiFalaise
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
9 Febr 2011
20h00
Série QB
FalaiseJankeOesterle
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Febr 2011
12h00
Falaise
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Marc 2011
20h00
FalaiseJankeOesterle
In person
Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada)