Jimmie LeBlanc • compositeur


Guitare seule (2013, ca. 11')

Scratch is a widely used term with many applications, from noun, to verb, to adjective, to other idiomatic usages (e.g. 'starting from scratch'). Scratch also exists in French (written and idiomatically sounded), which is made even more sonorous to me if spelt scratche – the added ‘e’ looks like a scratch to the original spelling. More substantially, scratching is all about writing, engraving, scratching notes onto the paper, leaving a trace while breaking the seemless surface of time, as if scratching the blade of a knife on a mirror – scratched reflections. One could ask: at which pressure level does a simple touch turn into a scratch? To engrave, touch, triturate, rip, skim, tear off, to write… Each block section of Scratche experiences one of these ways of scratching the instrument... as well as our senses.

Cette pièce a été réalisée avec le soutien du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

The composition of this piece has been made possible with the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.



Rob MacDonald, Toronto, 2013

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