Program note

Lui is composer Patrick Giguère’s last and most ambitious project. In progress since 2016, it reflects the journey of his artistic practice since then. Tasty, sensual, introspective and uninhibited, the music of Lui revisits many musical elements that obsess him, but also opens new creative paths. 

Lui is created for and in collaboration with the musicians of Ensemble Paramirabo, with whom Patrick developed rich artistic and human relationships in the last decade, as well as singers Vincent Ranallo and Jean-François Daigneault. Lui sets in music a patchwork of texts about homosexual love written by authors from different eras and countries, in an attempt to highlight the universality and singularity of themes across time and space. The work will be premiered after Gay Guerilla by Julius Eastman, a work that inspired exuberance and determination to the project. 


texts by : Rumi, Michel-Ange, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Verlaine, Walt Whitman, Simon Boulerice, Alain Labonté


Year of composition
Commissioned by Paramirabo
Funded by
Flûte en sol /
Clarinette basse en sib /
Violon /
Violoncelle /
Synthétiseur /
Crotales /
Cloches tubulaires /
Grosse caisse (orchestre) /
Tam-tam /
Gong - C#4 /
Gong - F#4 /
Baryton /

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