Mario Rodrigue’s “Tilt” : Electroacoustic Music

Mario Rodrigue1

Mario Rodrigue pursued his musical studies under the direction of Marcelle Deschênesand, Francis Dhomont, and obtained his Bachelor in electroacoustic compositionfrom the Université de Montréal. His piece Tilt Mario Rodrigue2won the 1st Prize in the electroacoustic category and the Grand Prize in 7th CBC National Competition for Young Composers (1986) and Cristaux liquides was awarded a mention at the 19th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1991).

Since 1988, he has created and edited sound effects for animated film at the Cinar studio in Montréal. He composed and arranged the music for Steam Meet, a film by Richard Bujold produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB, 1992). With the Air Tango studio, he has created and edited the soundtrack of several radio and television commercials.

Tilt is like a pinball machine’s challenge. “Game is over” or “Free Game”. Electroacoustics would have permitted me to record the sound of a pinball machine and then work the transformation typical to this medium. But I employed a subjective vision, exploring the idea in a musical, rather than an anecdotal fashion by creating an imaginary machine.

Tilt was composed during 1985 and 1986 in the studio of the Université de Montréal, and was remixed in October 1993 at the Cinar studio, with the assistance of engineer Pierre Labbé. Tilt was awarded the Grand Prize, as well as the 1st Prize in the electroacoustic category at 7th CBC National Competition for Young Composers in 1986.

 

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