Gaza Guillaume Côté [Guillaume Cote]

Piece inspired by the reports of the journalist Joe Sacco on the Gaza Strip between 2002 and 2008, that traces Palestinian’s life confined in this no man’s land. Without prejudice, Sacco portray those people living under a constant menace. In the same idea, Gaza, without being a political piece like the name would maybe suggest, try to find a musical correspondence with this constant encroachment and stress lived by the neighbours of the Philadelphia’s Corridor, little strip of earth at the border of Egypt, where the battle is the most intense. This piece rely on two level. The first one meaning the attack, the bombing: the surprise. The second the calm after the tempest: the ascertainment of damage, the helplessness in front of this havoc that persist day after day on a land that will never find peace. My first will was to find a close link between the origin of my materials and my subject. I asked two musicians to improvise in the Free Jazz spirit, expressing the anger, the will to be free through their instruments. Therefore, I would like to thanks Mathieu Frenette (alto and sopranino saxophone) and Philippe Roy (contrabass) for their sound materials.

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:02
  • Production: Home

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