Into the Forest has been performed in Florence, Jonquière, Montréal and Quebec City…
This cycle of works was inspired by the forest, an inspiration that was fed by countless treks in the Canadian Rockies and in Québec’s boreal forest. My interest in the forest is a holistic one, meaning that I find inspiration in its intrinsic structure, its organicity, its colours, its smells, as much as in its mysterious power to evoke our own nature.
[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]
The pieces in this cycle were developed over several years, a stretch of time that included presentations of them as works in progress in 2016 and 2017-18. All works were revised and finalized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec).