June 2nd, 2012
Montreal Music Conservatory
interpreted by Jean-François Laporte

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