L'Heure Suspendue

Photo of André Hamel


Martine Doyon

L'Heure Suspendue

Music Conservatory of Montreal

Written by

André Hamel



interpreted by

Jean-François Laporte

as part of:

Totem Électrique #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 real-time treatment , based on the cycle of hours. L’Heure suspendue is already the ninth one. It is the moment outside of time.