CICATRICES, by Rémy Bélanger de Beauport
I wrote this piece in 2017, when the only scar I could think of on my body was from an old piecing that didn’t heal well. Now a couple of years later the piece acquires new meaning—a new sound—as my skin heals the many scars left by an unexpected sword attack. This is a revised version.
Free-improv cellist and composer Rémy Bélanger de Beauport is currently based in Québec City, Canada where he directs the local improvisers’ orchestra EMIQ. He plays solo, duo, trio up to large ensemble and is a frequent collaborator of dance, poetry and visual arts. He graduated in composition, music theory and mathematics and plays Canada, Germany, Mexico and France. His approach is based on the body, intuition and interaction, sound textures and an intense focus on unfolding structures.