Frankenstein symphony

Frankenstein SymphonyLike Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, Dhomont’s symphony is made up of bits and pieces. Like Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, Dhomont’s symphony has a life of its own.

Unlike the monster, however, Dhomont’s symphony is graceful and lovely, all of its bits were used with the victims’ permission, and the surgery performed has left the pieces of which it has been made alive and well.

Nothing of Shelley’s story is presented here. The title refers solely to the surgical technique, although appropriately enough two of the pieces appropriated were Les corps éblouis (Christian Calon) and Spleen (Robert Normandeau).

Sewn together in 1997, the Frankenstein Symphony is in four movements: Allegro, Andante, Scherzo (Giocoso), and Finale.

The clip is from the opening of the Allegro. If you’re interested in the corpus from which this was taken, Gilles Gobeil’s Le vertige inconnu, there’s a clip at the electrocd site.

Also, here’s a clip from Normandeau’s Spleen:

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