TOTEMÉlectrique

Locustes
June 5th, 2011
written by Charles Quevillon,
interpreted by Charles Quevillon
during Totem Electric #3
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“Locusts are special species of grasshopper that can breed rapidly and subsequently become gregarious and migratory when their populations become dense enough. They are nomadic and rapidly strip fields and greatly damage crops.”

This music work was inspired by the numerous hours listening to crickets. The sounds that are used on the fixed media come from recordings of these insects but also from synthetic sounds that are close to their morphologies. These sound sources are manipulated in a way that was inspired by and their typical phasing sounds but also their extraordinary capacities to jump. The fixed media accompany, ornament, double and even confront the organophonist throughout a music that is based on the dialog between the two media.