*perdre, sixth movement of *(se) 
Performed on October 4th, 2014 by Distractfold Ensemble at Foundation Anthony Burgess, Manchester (UK)
filmed by Angela Guyton
“the human will needs a goal – and it will rather will nothingness than not will”
- Friedrich Nietzsche (On the Genealogy of Morality)
Musique concrète piece originally composed entirely with synthesis. For this string trio version, the electronic instance becomes an audio score accompanied with a graphic score. In six movements, *(se) discusses the concept of ascetic ideals. The piece offers soundscapes inspired by the desert journeys of those prophets in search of purity and simplicity through self-denial. It questions the pertinence of such voluntary pittance in order to obtain redemption.
01 - *contempler (to contemplate)
02 - *vouloir (to want)
03 - *attendre (to wait)
04 - *croire (to believe)
05 - *isoler (to seclude)
06 - *perdre (to peter out)
*(se) was composed in the composer's personal studio between July 2013 and July 2014. Graphic score by Paul-Antoine Gauvreau.