Lo que vendrá
pour flûte, clarinette, piano, percussion, et quatuor à cordes

Inouk Demers
Composer
Inouk Demers
Composition Date: 1999
Revision Date: 2000
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:
Lo que vendrá is the by-product of three years spent obsessively dancing the Argentine tango at milongas in New York, San Diego, Montreal and Paris; training for an international tango competition that was cancelled; teaching tango for two years, without payment; and a short-lived, painfully ended partnership with a future co-teacher of tango. I had to bear witness somehow to this world of the tango which, in my life as well as—so it seemed—by its very nature, seemed endlessly to repeat an incomplete gesture towards an unattainable goal.

The work is not a tango, though the raw and sometimes improvised material of over 50 recorded tangos was incorporated into the work; but these strands of music were taken apart and reassembled according to certain recurring qualities that I found from one tango to the next—qualities which were then transposed into quite different contexts. And if the work in hindsight seems tinged with sadness, I prefer to forego personal associations and remember that the tango was once called ‘a sad thought that is danced’.

Lo que vendrá is a joint commission from the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and l’Instant Donné, with the support of the Maisons de la Culture of Québec and the Royaumont Foundation. The work was given its premiere by l’Instant Donné in 2000 at Royaumont Abbey. In 2001, Lo que vendrá was nominated as ‘Premiere of the Year’ for the Opus Awards.

Premiere Information:
Création le 23 septembre 2000 à Royaumont, France; l’Instant Donné .

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8855 D376lo 2000
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 14, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (iv, 38 p.) ; 22 X 35.5 cm.
    42 Pages
    Height: 22 cm
    Width: 36 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour flûte, clarinette, piano, percussion et quatuor à cordes.
    Photocopie; l'original ce trouve au CMC Montréal.
    Commande double du Nouvel Ensemble Moderne et de l'Instant Donné, sous la direction de Lorraine Vaillancourt.
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