TOTEMÉlectrique

Vagus
June 2nd, 2012
Montreal Music Conservatory
interpreted by Jean-François Laporte
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Vagus… to roam, digress from normal, wander in strange fields, stray from the path
in order to discover, rove before unimaginable possibilities. Vagus is written for an
instrument invented by Jean-François Laporte, the Tu-Yo, an instrument that
employs mechanically-driven air, possesses a rich and fluid timbre, a corporeal
extension to which is added an eight-channel electroacoustic component, an

immersion of the body, an encircling of the breath, a framing of the energy of the Tu-
Yo, a framing of the transmission of the sensations of a body-machine into space,

like the tenth cranial nerve, the vagus nerve.

Vagus was commissioned by Jean-François Laporte and Production Totem
contemporain.