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Les machines animales
Les machines animales Pierre-André Arcand (1999)

The tracks on Pierre-André Arcand Les machines animales were improvised during his Avatar residency, using his sound book, macchina ricordi, and a collection of microphones used as pencils, pens, and nibs.

The tracks on Pierre-André Arcand Les machines animales were improvised during his Avatar residency, using his sound book, macchina ricordi, and a collection of microphones used as pencils, pens, and nibs. These microphones were rubbed or scraped against the devices to produce sounds that evoked machines or animals. A narrative structure emerges in the course of the work. They also provided titles to clarify the archetypal forms involved.

Les machines animales was featured on the radio program Excavation sonore in April 1999. The disk and booklet were launched at Grand Orchestre d’Avatar’s 15 minutes pour un thème on June 4, 1999, a concert for Orchestre symphonique de Québec’s second Musiques au présent festival. 

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