for flute and 2 percussion

Nicole Lizée
Nicole Lizée
Composition Date: 2001
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s) / Percussion


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 2 x Percussion
Programme Note:
The genesis of anyone’s preoccupations and fixations can be found in one’s early, formative years. In my case, as the daughter of an electronics retailer and collector, I found an early appreciation (that exists to this day) for the inner workings of electronic devices. Exposed circuitry, glowing cathode ray tubes, resistors and capacitors lined in rows...soldered point to point. This was my daily glimpse into a world unseen by the mass consumer who, upon purchase, was strictly advised (by a small orange sticker) that there were “no user serviceable parts”.
I was privy to the hows and whys of wood paneled televisions, massive console record player/stereo/receiver combos, and as time wore on, any number of era-defining contraptions. The 80s saw the last hurrah of devices covered in oak and other wood grains and ushered in such life changing and time saving inventions as the Beta format VCR, the laser disc player and the Walkman.
This piece is not inspired so much by the content broadcast on television in my formative years as much as it is inspired by the symmetry and beauty of the interior components that were a constant backdrop during my childhood.

Commissioned by: Lithium Ensemble

Premiere Information:
10/02/2002 La Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur Montreal Lithium Ensemble


  • Call Number:
  • MI 8350 L789te
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s) / Percussion
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 12, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (52 p.) ; 22 x 28 cm.
    52 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 53
    3 parts ([53] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Flute (+piccolo flute)
    2 percussions

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