1987 listen

This work served as a study on dreams. The ideal Instrument for calling, the French horn responds to brief rhythmical units that gradually melt into ambient sounds. The second section, in ostinato, develops in a counterpoint between the two instruments, then dies away slowly in long deep holding notes in the third and last section of the work. Lueurs (Shimmers) was produced in 1987 at the Bruit vert studio in Montréal from ambient sounds, and with the help of a sampler and of the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. It was premiered on May 7, 1987 by percussionist Marie Beauchesne and horn player Francis Ouellet during ACREQ's 5th Printemps électroacoustique de Montréal. This work was commissioned by Marie Beauchesne and Francis Ouellet, and produced with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Serge Arcuri CA

Serge Arcuri (b. 1954) studied with Gilles Tremblay at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and was awarded his diploma in composition and analysis in 1981.  He subsequently studied electroacoustics with Yves Daoust, and Marcelle Deschêne.  In 1981, he won the Sir Ernest MacMillan prize from CAPAC and has also received awards in two categories of the CBC National Radio Competition for Young Composers.  Arcuri has received commissions from several notable Canadian sources, including the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Association pour la création et la recherche électroacoustique du Quebec (ACREQ) and the Vancouver New Music Society.