Tentatives d’immobilité

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Tentatives d’immobilité has been performed in Crest, Daegu, Lugano and Vancouver…

Happy humans in troubled times. A privilege, and a recurring source of angst and guilt, as most of my pieces betray. Moreover, I am saturated, like most people, by the incessant stream of stimuli: ads, social media, (curated) news of the unfair world, fascinating discoveries, and whatever else. It all resonates a little too much with the natural thunderstorm in my hyperactive head.

To cope, I attempt mindfulness. Actually, I do that more to truly enjoy my privileged life as it is: a rather difficult task. I therefore share here a sonic musing on the pleasure of contemplating the complex ebb and flow of the million things that fight for my attention, when I manage to weaken the grip of this frenzy on my angst, guilt and powerlessness, and just observe it with open curiosity.

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Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] was realized between April and November 2017 at the composer’s studio in Huddersfield (England, UK) and premiered on the radio on November 29, 2017 during the rAdioCUSTICA program of Český rozhlas (Czech Republic). The 5.1 version was realized in 2020. Thanks to Pavel Klusák, Édouard Levasseur, and Maxime Levasseur for blindly lending me their voices, and Michal Rataj, for the absolute trust and the stimulating discussions. Part of the creation process was supported by the FluCoMa project (European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, grant #725899).

Premiere

  • November 29, 2017, rAdioCUSTICA, Český rozhlas, Czech Republic

Details

Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17
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Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
November 29, 2017 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 rAdioCUSTICA / Český rozhlas (Czech Republic)
November 28, 2021 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 The Moderns #186 / Radio Regent (Canada)
January 7, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Suoni dalla pattumiera astrale / Fango Radio (Italy)
January 18, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Indiedrome / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
January 19, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Radio Dijon Campus 92.2 (France)
January 20, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Radio FMR 89.1 Toulouse (France)
January 20, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Indie Drome / Campus Grenoble 90.8 (France)
January 20, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Indie_drome / Éko des Garrigues 88.5 (France)
January 21, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Generation Bip Hop / Jet FM 91.2 (France)
January 22, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Indiedrome / Station Essence (France)
June 14, 2022 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Tentatives d’immobilité [Attempts at Stillness] (2017), 16:17 Episode 1110 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)