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The Road to the Ethereal Gate


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Victor Herbiet has composed works in various styles to add new and innovative selections to the classical saxophone repertoire. Whether he draws inspiration from the Argentinian tango, ragtime, French Impressionism, serialism or electronic music, he strives to infuse flow and energy in every piece he creates. This recording features compositions for saxophone and various instruments that led the composer to the create Through the Ethereal Gate for solo saxophonist-thereminist. This piece is unique because it features a new playing system where the saxophonist can generate notes and effects from a theremin while playing the saxophone. The “Ethereal Gate” is the invisible barrier in thin air that separates the area where the theremin is inactive from the one where the theremin recognizes someone’s presence. The composer, on the saxophone, is joined by clarinettist Kimball Sykes, violinist Marc Djokic, and pianist Frédéric Lacroix. Victor Herbiet studied saxophone with Peter Smith and Noël Samyn and composition with Steven Gellman at the University of Ottawa where he obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in saxophone performance. After serving with the Canadian Forces music branch between 1999 and 2011, Victor reoriented his career towards solo performance, education and composition. By blending the idioms of twelve-tone music with other styles such as French impressionism, Canadian folk, American jazz and Latin music, Victor has created a musical language that is accessible and interesting for diverse audiences.
Facts
Item number CMCCD 25118
Barcode 773811251182
Release date 5/18/2018
Category Chamber Music
Label CENTREDISCS CMC
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Composer Herbiet, Victor
Disc: 1
Tango à trois00:05:00
1 Tango à 3 00:05:05 Herbiet, Victor Lacroix, Frédéric Djokic, Marc
Twelve-Tone Rag00:05:00
2 Twelve-tone Rag 00:05:00 Herbiet, Victor Lacroix, Frédéric
Élégie automnale (version for saxophone and piano)00:05:00
3 Élégie automnale (Version for Saxophone & Piano) 00:05:24 Herbiet, Victor Lacroix, Frédéric
Hommage à Debussy00:12:00
4 Hommage à Debussy 00:12:01 Sykes, Kimball Lacroix, Frédéric Djokic, Marc
Trio concertant00:09:00
5 Trio concertant 00:09:18 Herbiet, Victor Lacroix, Frédéric Djokic, Marc
The Four Elements00:15:00
6 The Four Elements: No. 1, Fire 00:03:04 Herbiet, Victor
7 The Four Elements: No. 2, Earth 00:03:41 Herbiet, Victor
8 The Four Elements: No. 3, Water 00:04:25 Herbiet, Victor
9 The Four Elements: No. 4, Wind 00:03:47 Herbiet, Victor
Through the Ethereal Gates00:06:00
10 Through the Ethereal Gates 00:06:20 Herbiet, Victor Herbiet, Victor
On the Shores of Eternity00:09:00
11 On the Shores of Eternity 00:09:05 Herbiet, Victor Herbiet, Victor
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