Exits and Defences

Sabrina Schroeder

Exits and Defences has been performed in Frankfurt, Montréal and Sherbrooke…

The piece’s title is quoted in reference to an illustration by Guy Debord that maps, in his words, the “atmospheric unities of a city.” A city map is cut into pieces (regions) experienced as having distinct unities. The “mentally experienced” distance between these areas is visualized by spreading out the pieces of the map, with directional arrows drawn between that illustrate the most active circulations of foot traffic. All other space between is left out so as to isolate only these features. With remarkable economy, the image portrays a web of social conditions that figure into the identities of most cities. Though providing less of a strict influence, this image and its related ideas worked strongly as a backdrop through which the piece developed.

Premiere

  • April 30, 2005, Composer’s Kitchen 2005: Concert, La Chapelle — scènes contemporaines, Montréal (Québec)
  • August 31, 2005, Raum für kultur der Dresdner Bank, raum für kultur — Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt (Hessen, Germany)

Exits and Defences

  • Sabrina Schroeder
  • Year of composition: 2005
  • Duration: 13:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini
Concerts
30 Apri 2005
4:30 pm
Série QB
ClarkCormierDawsonEdwardsPriestSchroederShiStewart
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
31 Augu 2005
OesterleSchroederStaudeStiegler
In person
Frankfurt (Hessen, Germany)
15 Febr 2006
8:00 pm
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
In person
Sherbrooke (Québec)
16 Febr 2006
8:00 pm
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
In person
Montréal (Québec)