L’Heure Suspendue
June 5th, 2010
Music Conservatory of Montreal
written by Andre Hamel,
interpreted by Jean-François Laporte
during Totem Electric #2

in the whirlwind of their embrace
suddenly time seems to stop
and suspended in the abyss of each other’s gaze
they feel overcome by a pleasant and violent grasp of their existence
keenly aware that, extricated from the course of time,
the moment was eternal
and would never come back

Part of an unfinished cycle of eight works for instruments and treatment in real time and based on the cycle of hours, L’heure suspendue is the ninth. It is the moment outside time.