Bernard Falaise
Une mécanique des rêves

Born in 1965 in Montreal, Bernard Falaise plays electric guitar, and composes and improvises in a number of different groups: Miriodor, Les Projectionnistes, Klaxon Gueule and PapaBoa. As a composer, he has created works for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Quartango and the Forget- Darling Quartet, among others. He despises artistic labels and his music explores acid- inspired rock, serial waltzes and industrial tangos.

Axiomoixa (2001)
for 8 saxophones (SSAATTBB)

Commissioned by Quasar, Axiomoixa was premiered in 2001 by Quasar and the SMCQ's ensemble at the Théâtre La Chapelle.

Une mécanique des rêves (1996)
for saxophone quartet

Albert is fascinated by his dreams. More precisely, by the form of his dreams: the surreal sounds and colours, the sudden changes of focus, the strange perspectives, the unexpected shifts of time and place. How does it work? Albert would like to visit the corridors of his dreams.
• 1) The ants: the room where Albert is staying is invaded by columns of small ants. He crushes them.
• 2) The fall: the window of the 8th floor expels Albert. He floats tranquilly in space, slowing down as he falls.
• 3) Red: a huge, red chasm, made of sand. Strong light, blood, a siren shrieks. Albert runs away.

Commissioned by Quasar, The Mechanics of Dreams was first performed in 1996 at the Festival des musiques de créations in Jonquière.
Discography : Quasar quatuor de saxophones, ATMA (ALCD 2 1020)



Une mécanique des rêves (1er mvt)