for Marie and Ryan
In September 2013, I was having trouble composing in Finland and went back to Hazebrouck to get some work done. Frédérique JAQUET set me up in my habitual squat (room 14 of the School of Music) where, without any internet or telephone reception, I more or less had no choice to compose. Several things came out, including les amants (1er tome). The work is severely glitched out and abnegates almost all conventional forms of singerly discourse and lyric technique. Marie and Ryan perform it with an impressive, soulless, stoic cold fury that keeps me awake at night.