Gilles Gobeil - Behind the Remotest Door
  Year :   1998
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Acousmatic Work
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Empreintes DIGITALes. Compliled on CD ...dans la silence de la nuit.... IMED 0155

  Work Details  
  À Oscar et Janine Wiggli (Behind the Remotest Door…) A few images from a travel in Italy: the trickling of the “pozzo etrusco” in Perugia, the hum of the “vaporetto” in Venice, a guided visit of the cathedral in Torcello, children cries echoed under the dome of Santa Maria della Salute…. A deep murmur opens the piece, harboring sounds as of a deep, slow breath. Jingle jangle wrenchings are inhaled, exhaled, as if you were deep inside the belly of the monster, or maybe hid away on an old wooden bench in a dark corner of a cathedral or age-old church… The liberating sound of running, trickling water refreshes for a while… but suddenly the echo of the sounds indicates a much smaller space, and you hurry in flight down stinking sewers. A sound as of an elevator maybe means that you’re reaching safety, but an enormous, dense factory wall of noise holds you back… A richness of timbre and of millions of grains of sound suddenly halts, as a distant propeller airplane sound is detected from a distance, in the sudden silence. Once again the sounds hit head on, like someone just pushed a button or pulled a lever, but then again this music could be an illustration to the travels after death, through the bewildering landscapes of Karma that are described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead… so just aim for the Light, and fear not these grim faces staring at you from the walls, these murky hands reaching out at you from the slimy corners, because they’re just remnants of bad deeds, manifestations of ill thoughts… so hold on to the best within yourself and aim fearlessly ahead. Accessed 15.11.06 from