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Violin, 4min
November-December 2011

Score available through the
Canadian Music Centre.

Collaboration project with l'Ensemble Transmission.



In this piece, we have the idea of dialogue or conversation between two very different characters (the first having a slow tempo and a lyrical personality whereas the second is in a faster tempo and with a more rhythmic personality). These two characters respond to each other, each increasing in length and either diminishing or augmenting in volume, until they finally speak at the same moment. The entire piece may be perceived as a single dialogue between both characters or a series of similar yet independent dialogues, hence the title. The entire piece uses a 9 note mode and 5 of it’s transpositions. The mode is presented in it’s entity in the first two bars.
Giancarlo Scalia
December 2011


April 10, 2012 - Salle Serge-Garant, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada as part of an Ensemble Transmission concert-conference. Alain Giguère, violin. (Premiere)
April 17, 2015 - Salle de concert, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montreal, Canada. Eliane Charest-Beauchamp, violon.