Contrée by Régis Renouard Larivière

22 Feb 00:05 — 00:25 Philippe Dao


Contrée (20 min, 2012) speaks of a counter-event. Here, the movement tends to be broad, generous and confident. Time spreads and stretches out. A landscape of entanglements, trajectories, influx, masses and points emerges. ‘Something’ arises and presents itself out of the sounds – these escaping beings, these ‘relatively short combustion flames’ (P. Schaeffer). Contrée consists of five parts: Entrée, Stance I, Véhémence de l’air, Stance II and Grande Allure. It is the central section of Régis Renouard Rarivière’s electroacoustic triptych with Sables (2011) as the first and Nil (2017) as the last. The piece will be interpreted by Philippe Dao.

Régis Renouard Larivière began to focus on acousmatic composition at the end of 1984. He has been teaching since 1990s; presently at the Erik Satie Conservatory (Paris VII) and at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium). He has written a number of texts about electroacoustic composers and Schaefferian concepts. His work Futaie was awarded the Ars Electronica prize in 1996.

Régis Renouard Lariviere. Photo by René Pichet.