Traumnovelle by Nicole Lizée

Traumnovelle 2011 by Nicole Lizée commissioned by Arraymusic through the Canada Council for the Arts (world premiere).
Traumnovelle is a turntable rhapsody–a sonic film noir for ensemble and disc jockey.
The title is taken from Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 novella, which became the basis for
Stanley Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut. For the last two years I have been immersed in Kubrick’s films and several recent
pieces have been inspired by the cinematography, iconic images, beauty, surrealism,
and horror in his work. His affinity for patterns, clean contours, geometry and
meticulous detailing is captivating. While this piece doesn’t directly reference Eyes Wide Shut (less nudity) it does
draw its inspiration from Kubrick’s process of creating transformations, illusions,
and disorder–blurring the lines between dreams and reality.


Brian Baty double bass
Max Christie clarinets
Stephen Clarke piano
Mark Duggan percussion
Anita McAlister trumpet
Rick Sacks percussion
Rebecca Van Der Post violin

special guest

Nicole Lizée turntables
Gregory Oh conducting

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