CONCERT MUSIC

ARTIFICE & DÉRIVÉS

 

DURATION: 14:30

INSTRUMENTATION: clarinet, 2 violins, viola and violoncello

YEAR: 2009

PREMIERE: August 25 2009, Saint-Irénée, Nouvel ensemble moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt, cond.

Excerpt, mm.107-143

L’INDOCILE

 

DURATION: 10:00

INSTRUMENTATION: violin and bass clarinet

YEAR: 2007

PREMIERE: September 9 2007, Paris, Ensemble Cairn

Excerpts, mm.1-14, 45-73

SYMPHONIE SPECTRALE

 

DURATION: 7:00

INSTRUMENTATION: large orchestra

YEAR: 2001

POSTLUDE; REJOINDRE L’HORIZON

 

DURÉE: 7:30

INSTRUMENTATION: grand orchestre

DATE DE PARUTION: 2001

CRÉATION: 26 octobre 2001, Montréal, Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal

Excerpt, mm.87-114

PARCELLES

 

DURATION: 0:30

INSTRUMENTATION: piano

YEAR: 2009

PREMIERE: June 17 2009, Montréal, Xenia Pestova

UN HORLA

D’APRÈS LE TEXTE DE GUY DE MAUPASSANT

 

DURATION: 25:30

INSTRUMENTATION: mezzo-soprano, horn, percussion, electric guitar, violin, violoncello, contrabass (amplified ensemble) and surround electronic 8.2

YEAR: 2012

PREMIERE: November 15 2012, Montréal, Fabrice Marandola, cond.

Score Preview (.pdf)

Full Recording, mm.1-555

MÉMOGRAPHIE

 

DURATION: 14:00

INSTRUMENTATION: large orchestra and electric-shock generator

YEAR: 2009

PREMIERE: 4 mars 2009, Montréal, McGill Symphony Orchestra

Score Preview (.pdf)

Excerpt, mm.219-274

DÉRÈGLEMENT PASSAGER DE CORPS HÉTÉROGÈNES

 

DURATION: 32:00

INSTRUMENTATION: flute, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), piano, violin, violoncello and contrabass

YEAR: 2006

PREMIERE: August 24 2006, Saint-Irénée, Nouvel ensemble moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt, cond.

Excerpts, mm.572-703

DÉVIATIONS

 

DURATION: 13:00

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, basson, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, 4 violins, 2 viola, 2 violoncellos, contrabass

YEAR: 2004

PREMIERE: June 23 2004, Ottawa, Orchestre de la francophonie, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, cond; Brigitte Poulin, pno

Excerpt, mm.145-184

ELLIPSE

 

DURATION: 7:30

INSTRUMENTATION: electronic/audio

YEAR: 2002

PREMIERE: June 20 2005, Montréal

Excerpt

IMPRESSION

 

DURATION: 4:10

INSTRUMENTATION: electronic/audio

YEAR: 2000

PREMIERE: June 20 2005, Montréal

Excerpt

FILM MUSIC

Closing theme and Variations

[Production Demo]

 

DURATION: 4:21

INSTRUMENTATION: flutes, clarinets, horns, harp, celesta, percussion, synth, strings

YEAR: 2015

Demo

Perpendicular Fall

[Production Sketch - in development

(rough mix, missing percussion and modified chorus)

 

DURATION: TBD

INSTRUMENTATION: clarinets, brass, strings, percussion, synths, electronics,  electric guitar, electric bass

YEAR: 2015

Sketch

Winter Dust Theme

(for movie Poussière d'ange by Laurent Everaerts)

 

DURATION: 2:00

INSTRUMENTATION: Strings, piano, celesta

YEAR: 2014

Excerpt

Video excerpt below - Download video

Duel

(for series Saute qui peut! by Laurent Everaerts)

 

 

DURATION: 3:10 (duel scene)

INSTRUMENTATION: Horns, trumpet, percussion, piano, celesta, harp, Strings

YEAR: 2014

VIDEO PRODUCTION

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Over 100 orchestra concerts produced and recorded in Blu-ray.

 

Creation of a video capture strategy, including the cameramen positions and work distribution, in regards to the placement of the instrumentalists, the material on the scene and technical or technological limitations.

 

Detailed plan of visual sequences for every moment of musical works.

 

Live reading of the orchestral score, transmission of indications to the video crew and cameramen during concerts video capture.

 

ORCHESTRAL SIMULATION

2017

2016

Symphonie Fantastique iv (1-77)

Berlioz

The Lark Ascending (68 - 94)

Vaughan Williams

Pictures at an exhibition - promenade 2

Moussorgsky

Symphony no.6 ii (111-132)

Bruckner

Ma Vlast II- Moldau (185 - 228)

Smetana

the Bartered Bride Overture (9-59)

Smetana

Symphony no.3 - Scottish ii (1-40, 242-273)

Mendelssohn

Symphony no.3 - Scottish iv (161-182)

Mendelssohn

Symphony no.9 iii (187-221, 336-359)

Schubert

Symphony no.9 i (580-611)

Schubert

Symphony no.8 i(140-161)

Vaughan Williams

Symphony no.8 ii(71-107)

Vaughan Williams

Symphony no.8 iv(12-25, 54-96)

Vaughan Williams

In the Steppes of Central Asia (40-71)

Borodine

Symphony no.40 i (complete 299 mes.)

Mozart

Don Giovanni - Overture (1-39)

Mozart

Symphony no.2 - London i (1-53)

Vaughan Williams

5 Pieces for orchestra i (1-25)

Schönberg

Symphony no.8 i (193-262)

Bruckner

4'33

Cage

Serenade K250 iii (1-40)

Mozart

Symphony no.39 K543 i (26-71)

Mozart

Parsifal overture act i (20-25)

Wagner

Symphony no.4 i (80-110,350-371)

Beethoven

Nutcracker - Sugar Plum Fairy

Tchaikovsky

La Traviata - Prelude (17-37)

Verdi

Aida Act II- Danza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori (41-57)

Verdi

Death and Transfiguration Op.24 (428-460)

Richard Strauss

Symphony no.2 ii (150-203)

Sibelius

Symphony no.9 ii (300-310)

Schubert

Symphony no.9 iv (543-564)

Schubert

Overture on Russian Themes (1-3, 48-64)

Rimsky-Korsakov

Pictures at an exhibition - Old Castle (30-52)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Baba Yaga (106-124)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Catacombs (1-22)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Gnome (57-109)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Samuel Goldenberg (1-9)

Moussorgsky

Symphony no.100 - Military II (1-70)

Haydn

Symphony no.100 - Military III (50-65)

Haydn

Images i- Gigues (1-12, 152-163)

Debussy

La Mer III (31-52, 171-186)

Debussy

Choral Varie Op.55 (70-78)

D'Indy

Symphony no.6 i (205-216, 353-369)

Bruckner

Carmen - Overture (121-147)

Bizet

2015

ORCHPLAY SOFTWARE

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2011-2012   CIRMMT Award (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology)

The representation of psychological states in dynamic sound fields

Research and composition of a large musical work (for ensemble and surround electronic in a custom 8.2 audio format) inspired by Le Horla from Guy de Maupassant

 

2009-2011   FRQSC Research Scholarship (Fonds de recherche société et culture - Québec)

 

2007   Serge-Garant Award, SOCAN

Dérèglement passager de corps hétérogènes, for 7 musicians (Canada)

 

2007-2009   Schulich Scholarship, McGill University

 

2007-2009   Composer in residency, MGSO (McGill Symphony Orchestra)

 

2006   Dean’s Honour List

Le concept d'organisme musical et la métaphore du virus - Étude sur les possibilités de développement organique du matériau musical, Master Thesis

 

2006   Excellence prize, Domaine Forget (Saint-Irénée – Québec)

Commission of L’indocile and internship at Royaumont (France)

 

2005   Sir Ernest-MacMillan Award, SOCAN

Déviations, for 25 musicians (Canada)

 

2004   National Arts Centre Scholarship, Ottawa

 

2003   Hugh-Le Caine Award, SOCAN - Ellipse, for electronics (Canada)

 

2001   Composition prize, Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal

Commission of Postlude; spectres et fréquences multipliées, for orchestra

 

2001   BMI Student Composer Award, William Schuman Prize - New York

Symphonie Spectrale, for orchestra (Americas)

 

2001   Scholarship offered by the “Fonds Les Amis de l'Art”

 

BIOGRAPHY

CONTACT

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PRODUCTION HORLA

Félix Frédéric Baril developed an interest in musical composition early on, encouraged by an artistic family.

Baril studied composition with Michel Longtin at the Université de Montréal and then with Denys Bouliane at McGill University for his master's and doctor's degrees in composition.

 

In 2001, Baril became the first Quebecer to win the William Schuman Prize at the BMI Student Composer Awards in New York with his Symphonie Spectrale. He then won a number of prizes and bursaries, including the Université de Montréal’s composition competition (2001) and the Hugh le Caine (2003), Sir Ernest MacMillan (2005) and Serge-Garant (2007) prizes of the SOCAN foundation. He received a CIRMMT award in 2011 for his research on the audio representations of psychological states. His Master's thesis, which addresses the possibilities of organic development of musical material, was chosen for the Dean’s Honour List. His doctoral studies have been supported by a FRQSC scholarship.

Baril took part in a number of internships, including "Les classiques de demain" at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), "Voix Nouvelles" at the Royaumont Fondation  (France) and the "Rencontres de musique nouvelle" at Domaine Forget (Saint-Irénée, Quebec),  where he received an award of excellence.

 

His works have been performed by the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Nouvel ensemble moderne, the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Université de Montréal, the Ensemble Cairn, the Orchestre de la francophonie and Brigitte Poulain, among others.   Baril was the composer in residence for the McGill Symphony Orchestra for 2007-08. His approach to composition is based mainly on the “organic” nature of musical materials, mnemonics and acoustical perception.

 

Baril was Assistant Artistic Director for the 2009 and 2010 editions of the MusiMarch festival. He is since 2011 Assistant Director for the visual production of Lanaudière International Festival and work as Research Assistant for  Stephen McAdams on the Orchestration and Perception Project.

 

Baril is Co-developer with Denys Bouliane of OrchPlay and the OrchPlay Music Library.

ABOUT ORCHPLAY

ORCHPLAYMUSIC has been founded in 2016 by Denys Bouliane and myself.

 

The ORCHPLAY software provides access to all individual instrumental tracks of orchestral music and enable subsets of instruments involved in a particular orchestral effect to be heard in isolation or within the full musical context. This tool provides unprecedented opportunities for scientific research on orchestration perception, for computational modeling of orchestration techniques, and for orchestration pedagogy and performance practice.

 

The ORCHPLAY MUSIC LIBRARY currently offers a selection of 125 musical pieces (from short excerpts to full movements) from the symphonic repertoire from late 18th Century to Contemporary. The selection is planned to feature a growing number of complete movement and expand to ca 400 significant orchestral masterworks within a few years.

The orchestral simulations below (selections) have been produced for the OrchPlay Music Library. The multichannel audio content has been used by the McGill University Music Perception and Cognition Lab for perceptive experiments on dramatic climaxes,  orchestral blends, stratification and segregation. Each individual instrumental line has been crafted in the finest detail in order to be reliable for scientific and academic contexts.

© 2017

PRODUCTION HORLA

Félix Frédéric Baril

Closing theme and Variations

[Production Demo]

 

DURATION: 4:21

INSTRUMENTATION: flutes, clarinets, horns, harp, celesta, percussion, synth, strings

YEAR: 2015

Demo

Winter Dust Theme

(for movie Poussière d'ange by Laurent Everaerts)

 

DURATION: 2:00

INSTRUMENTATION: Strings, piano, celesta

YEAR: 2014

Excerpt

Perpendicular Fall

[Production Sketch - in development

(rough mix, missing percussion and modified chorus)

 

DURATION: TBD

INSTRUMENTATION: clarinets, brass, strings, percussion, synths, electronics,  electric guitar, electric bass

YEAR: 2015

Sketch

Duel

(for series Saute qui peut! by Laurent Everaerts)

 

 

DURATION: 3:10 (duel scene)

INSTRUMENTATION: Horns, trumpet, percussion, piano, celesta, harp, Strings

YEAR: 2014

Video excerpt below - Download video

ABOUT ORCHPLAY

ORCHPLAYMUSIC has been founded in 2016 by Denys Bouliane and myself.

 

The ORCHPLAY software provides access to all individual instrumental tracks of orchestral music and enable subsets of instruments involved in a particular orchestral effect to be heard in isolation or within the full musical context. This tool provides unprecedented opportunities for scientific research on orchestration perception, for computational modeling of orchestration techniques, and for orchestration pedagogy and performance practice.

 

The ORCHPLAY MUSIC LIBRARY currently offers a selection of 125 musical pieces (from short excerpts to full movements) from the symphonic repertoire from late 18th Century to Contemporary. The selection is planned to feature a growing number of complete movement and expand to ca 400 significant orchestral masterworks within a few years.

PRODUCTION HORLA

Félix Frédéric Baril

UN HORLA

D’APRÈS LE TEXTE DE GUY DE MAUPASSANT

 

DURATION: 25:30

INSTRUMENTATION: mezzo-soprano, horn, percussion, electric guitar, violin, violoncello, contrabass (amplified ensemble) and surround electronic 8.2

YEAR: 2012

PREMIERE: November 15 2012, Montréal, Fabrice Marandola, cond.

Score Preview (.pdf)

Full Recording, mm.1-555

ARTIFICE & DÉRIVÉS

 

DURATION: 14:30

INSTRUMENTATION: clarinet, 2 violins, viola and violoncello

YEAR: 2009

PREMIERE: August 25 2009, Saint-Irénée, Nouvel ensemble moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt, cond.

Excerpt, mm.107-143

MÉMOGRAPHIE

 

DURATION: 14:00

INSTRUMENTATION: large orchestra and electric-shock generator

YEAR: 2009

PREMIERE: 4 mars 2009, Montréal, McGill Symphony Orchestra

Score Preview (.pdf)

Excerpt, mm.219-274

L’INDOCILE

 

DURATION: 10:00

INSTRUMENTATION: violin and bass clarinet

YEAR: 2007

PREMIERE: September 9 2007, Paris, Ensemble Cairn

Excerpts, mm.1-14, 45-73

DÉRÈGLEMENT PASSAGER DE CORPS HÉTÉROGÈNES

 

DURATION: 32:00

INSTRUMENTATION: flute, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), piano, violin, violoncello and contrabass

YEAR: 2006

PREMIERE: August 24 2006, Saint-Irénée, Nouvel ensemble moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt, cond.

Excerpts, mm.572-703

DÉVIATIONS

 

DURATION: 13:00

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, basson, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, 4 violins, 2 viola, 2 violoncellos, contrabass

YEAR: 2004

PREMIERE: June 23 2004, Ottawa, Orchestre de la francophonie, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, cond; Brigitte Poulin, pno

Excerpt, mm.145-184

POSTLUDE; REJOINDRE L’HORIZON

 

DURÉE: 7:30

INSTRUMENTATION: grand orchestre

DATE DE PARUTION: 2001

CRÉATION: 26 octobre 2001, Montréal, Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal

Excerpt, mm.87-114

SYMPHONIE SPECTRALE

 

DURATION: 7:00

INSTRUMENTATION: large orchestra

YEAR: 2001

ELLIPSE

 

DURATION: 7:30

INSTRUMENTATION: electronic/audio

YEAR: 2002

PREMIERE: June 20 2005, Montréal

Excerpt

IMPRESSION

 

DURATION: 4:10

INSTRUMENTATION: electronic/audio

YEAR: 2000

PREMIERE: June 20 2005, Montréal

Excerpt

PARCELLES

 

DURATION: 0:30

INSTRUMENTATION: piano

YEAR: 2009

PREMIERE: June 17 2009, Montréal, Xenia Pestova

Perpendicular Fall

[Production Sketch - in development

(rough mix, missing percussion and modified chorus)

 

DURATION: TBD

INSTRUMENTATION: clarinets, brass, strings, percussion, synths, electronics,  electric guitar, electric bass

YEAR: 2015

Sketch

Duel

(for series Saute qui peut! by Laurent Everaerts)

 

DURATION: 3:10 (duel scene)

INSTRUMENTATION: Horns, trumpet, percussion, piano, celesta, harp, Strings

YEAR: 2014

Video excerpt below

Download video

Closing theme and Variations

[Production Demo]

 

DURATION: 4:21

INSTRUMENTATION: flutes, clarinets, horns, harp, celesta, percussion, synth, strings

YEAR: 2015

Demo

Winter Dust Theme

(for movie Poussière d'ange by Laurent Everaerts)

 

DURATION: 2:00

INSTRUMENTATION: Strings, piano, celesta

YEAR: 2014

Excerpt

2017

Symphonie Fantastique iv (1-77)

Berlioz

The Lark Ascending (68 - 94)

Vaughan Williams

Pictures at an exhibition - promenade 2

Moussorgsky

Symphony no.6 ii (111-132)

Bruckner

Ma Vlast II- Moldau (185 - 228)

Smetana

the Bartered Bride Overture (9-59)

Smetana

Symphony no.3 - Scottish ii (1-40, 242-273)

Mendelssohn

Symphony no.3 - Scottish iv (161-182)

Mendelssohn

Symphony no.9 iii (187-221, 336-359)

Schubert

Symphony no.9 i (580-611)

Schubert

Symphony no.8 i(140-161)

Vaughan Williams

Symphony no.8 ii(71-107)

Vaughan Williams

Symphony no.8 iv(12-25, 54-96)

Vaughan Williams

In the Steppes of Central Asia (40-71)

Borodine

2016

Nutcracker - Sugar Plum Fairy

Tchaikovsky

La Traviata - Prelude (17-37)

Verdi

Aida Act II- Danza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori (41-57)

Verdi

Death and Transfiguration Op.24 (428-460)

Richard Strauss

Symphony no.2 ii (150-203)

Sibelius

Symphony no.9 ii (300-310)

Schubert

Symphony no.9 iv (543-564)

Schubert

Overture on Russian Themes (48-64)

Rimsky-Korsakov

Pictures at an exhibition - Old Castle (30-52)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Baba Yaga (106-124)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Catacombs (1-22)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Gnome (57-109)

Moussorgsky

Pictures at an exhibition - Samuel Goldenberg (1-9)

Moussorgsky

Symphony no.100 - Military II (1-70)

Haydn

Symphony no.100 - Military III (50-65)

Haydn

Images i- Gigues (1-12, 152-163)

Debussy

La Mer III (31-52, 171-186)

Debussy

Choral Varie Op.55 (70-78)

D'Indy

Symphony no.6 i (205-216, 353-369)

Bruckner

Carmen - Overture (121-147)

Bizet

2015

Symphony no.40 i (complete 299 mes.)

Mozart

Don Giovanni - Overture (1-39)

Mozart

Symphony no.2 - London i (1-53)

Vaughan Williams

5 Pieces for orchestra i (1-25)

Schönberg

Symphony no.8 i (193-262)

Bruckner

4'33

Cage

Serenade K250 iii (1-40)

Mozart

Symphony no.39 K543 i (26-71)

Mozart

Parsifal overture act i (20-25)

Wagner

Symphony no.4 i (80-110,350-371)

Beethoven

ABOUT ORCHPLAY

ORCHPLAYMUSIC has been founded in 2016 by Denys Bouliane and myself.

 

The ORCHPLAY software provides access to all individual instrumental tracks of orchestral music and enable subsets of instruments involved in a particular orchestral effect to be heard in isolation or within the full musical context. This tool provides unprecedented opportunities for scientific research on orchestration perception, for computational modeling of orchestration techniques, and for orchestration pedagogy and performance practice.

 

The ORCHPLAY MUSIC LIBRARY currently offers a selection of 125 musical pieces (from short excerpts to full movements) from the symphonic repertoire from late 18th Century to Contemporary. The selection is planned to feature a growing number of complete movement and expand to ca 400 significant orchestral masterworks within a few years.

2011-2012   CIRMMT Award (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology)

The representation of psychological states in dynamic sound fields

Research and composition of a large musical work (for ensemble and surround electronic in a custom 8.2 audio format) inspired by Le Horla from Guy de Maupassant

 

2009-2011   FRQSC Research Scholarship (Fonds de recherche société et culture - Québec)

 

2007   Serge-Garant Award, SOCAN

Dérèglement passager de corps hétérogènes, for 7 musicians (Canada)

 

2007-2009   Schulich Scholarship, McGill University

 

2007-2009   Composer in residency, MGSO (McGill Symphony Orchestra)

 

2006   Dean’s Honour List

Le concept d'organisme musical et la métaphore du virus - Étude sur les possibilités de développement organique du matériau musical, Master Thesis

 

2006   Excellence prize, Domaine Forget (Saint-Irénée – Québec)

Commission of L’indocile and internship at Royaumont (France)

 

2005   Sir Ernest-MacMillan Award, SOCAN

Déviations, for 25 musicians (Canada)

 

2004   National Arts Centre Scholarship, Ottawa

 

2003   Hugh-Le Caine Award, SOCAN - Ellipse, for electronics (Canada)

 

2001   Composition prize, Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal

Commission of Postlude; spectres et fréquences multipliées, for orchestra

 

2001   BMI Student Composer Award, William Schuman Prize - New York

Symphonie Spectrale, for orchestra (Americas)

 

2001   Scholarship offered by the “Fonds Les Amis de l'Art”