Fractal C has been performed in Burnaby, Paris and The Hague…
This trembling piece is both continuous and fragmented. It was realized on a VAX 780, a type of mainframe computer now extinct. The lines of code written for it – in Cmusic language – have no operational purpose anymore. The music is all that remains.
The title Fractal C derives from the fact that I used, as a generative module, a fractal model called the triadic Cantor set, an infinite iterative process from a straight line amputated of its middle third. This model was not applied linearly; on the contrary, it was projected on a wide range of temporal scales.
Making this piece showed me the potential held by a granular approach – or “granular sensibility” – in which I was already delving well before this piece and which I continued to develop afterward with other means.
[English translation: François Couture, ix-17]
Fractal C was realized in 1983-84 in the studios of the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (IRCAM) in Paris (France) and premiered on June 12, 1984, in the Espace de projection of IRCAM. The piece was commissioned by the French State (Music Office).
- June 12, 1984, Concert, Espace de projection — Ircam, Paris (France)
June 12, 1984Paris (France)
August 20, 1985Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada)
May 13, 2017The Hague (Netherlands)
|April 9, 2018||Horacio Vaggione, Fractal C (1983-84)||Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)|
|April 4, 2020||Horacio Vaggione, Fractal C (1983-84)||Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)|