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Traces (1985) 6'31"
The impression of an expression, the faint trail left upon passing. The shards of reality emerge here and there, furtively, at the center of an abstract universe, concise and articulate, to be immediately absorbed and transformed in sudden, erratic swinging movements.

Traces was produced in the studios of the Université de Montréal in 1985. It was awarded the 1st Mention at the Brock University Tape Music Competition (St Catharines, Ontario, 1985) and the 2nd Prize at the 10th Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1988).

Gilles Gobeil (Montréal, CA)
Laureate on the international scene: “Métamorphoses 2000” Biennal Acousmatic Composition Competition (Belgium); CIMESP (International Electroacoustic Music Contest of São Paulo, Brazil, 1999, 97); Ciber@rt (Valencia, Spain, 1999); Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1999, 89, 88) in 1999, 1989 and 1988; Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden, 1997, 94); Ars Electronica, Linz (Austria, 1995); Luigi Russolo International Competition, Varese (Italy, 1989, 88, 87); Newcomp Computer Music Competition (USA, 1987); and Brock University Tape Music Competition, St Catharines (Canada, 1985). Other honors in national competitions: “1993 Grand Prize” from SOCAN (the Canadian performing right society); “1985 Robert Fleming Prize” from the Canadian Music Council; and “Composition Award” from SDE (a former Canadian performing right society) in 1984.

His works have been performed in concerts throughout Canada and abroad. Gilles Gobeil is a member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and co-founder of the concert organization Réseaux.

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