François Rossignol

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Orchestral

  • Futuroscope de poitier
  • Falling Water
  • Dominus Rex

Chamber

  • Les âmes dans nos eaux
  • Les Feux follets
  • Pacem pour trombones et piano
  • Un soir sur le balcon d'Anik
  • Duo violoncelles piano

Solo Piano

  • Peu avant l'aube
  • Kentucky Myst
  • La jeune fille et le blaireau
  • La possibilité des portes clauses
  • Robin et Marion

Explorative

  • Nous serons les Araignées
  • Lit d'Herbe
  • Le Printemps d'H. Jone
  • POMO no.1
  • Sonnet 35

Pop Culture

  • Anansi (F. Rossignol)
  • Pitié (Les Dindons d'Trécarré)
  • Trio (We Drive Cars)
  • Dub du bord de l'eau
  • Si on s'parlait...(G.Tremblay)

Theater

  • La Souricière
  • Pygmalion (Ouverture)
  • From Trust do Dust
  • Effervescence et calomnie
  • Gloire et vanité

New Age

  • Mystique
  • Om Tare Tuttare
  • Pluton
  • Celestial Dance

Futuroscope de poitier

For orchestra and amplified piano
First work from a serie of ten post modern
pieces for orchestra trying to reflect the climate
intended by architects through their creations.
http://francoisrossignol2.bandcamp.com

Falling water

For orchestra
Inspired by the landmark house of the same name
from architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the music
condenses both nature and modern architecture in a
frenzied amalgam of harmony and counterpoint.
A colorful and vibrant contrast of modes and tonalities.
http://francoisrossignol2.bandcamp.com

Dominus rex

For choir and orchestra
At first it was an attempt to refresh my knowledge
of counterpoint in a baroque style, but it soon became
a full lenght cantata. Though the aesthetic prevails,
the message in its essence remains religious
and respectful.

Les âmes dans nos eaux

For violin and piano
Anik Paquet, violon
Valerie Grenier, piano

Inspired by a tragedy that shook the cities of Richelieu, Chambly
and their surroundings. This music is an in memoriam to the people
of my county that lost their lives in our river.
http://francoisrossignol.bandcamp.com

Les feux follets (prélude)

For violin and piano
The mythical fumes that evaporates from the cemetery grounds.
I imagined them as if they were the spirits of the people buried
below that come out in the spring time to celebrate de new season.
http://francoisrossignol.bandcamp.com

PACEM

For two trombones and piano
A transfiguration of spiritual bliss
obtained through a soft and eloquent
brass climax that leaves us airborne on
top of piano fragments.
http://francoisrossignol2.bandcamp.com

Un soir sur le balcon d'Anik

For violin and piano
Anik Paquet, violon
Valerie Grenier, piano

On a beautiful summer night, sitting outside alone, my gorgeous girlfriend
appears as if fading in from the stars. I know this is as cliché as a love scene
from a Charlie Chaplin film, but there is no use hiding it. I was in love and
this is thruthfully what came to mind when I thought about it again later.

Duo no1 for cello and piano

For cello and piano
A radical approach to modern impressionism, this piece takes us in
the urban realms of the great metropolises and the frenetic activities
that animates them.

Peu avant l'aube

For solo piano
The last piece in a repertoire of music for solo piano
intended for general public, but mostly for students who
want to explore different modern styles that don't require
vast interpretation skills. It is based on writing clarity.
http://francoisrossignol.bandcamp.com

Kentucky Myst

For solo piano
Writen and performed by yours truly. The inspiration for the work came to me at
a friend and fellow composer's house. It was the morning of the second day of what was
going to be a very special roadtrip across the USA. I made a few compositions during that
voyage. I have compiled them into an opus I call "Scrapbook notes from an American Roadtrip".
The book should be released in 2016.

La jeune fille et le blaireau

For solo piano
Taken from a cycle of fables for piano, it is trying to tell the tale of a young girl luring
a badger into believing they could be friends when in fact, the enfant is setting a trap
to imprison the animal because in truth, she is scared.
http://francoisrossignol.bandcamp.com

La possibilité des portes clauses

For solo piano
I guess I could call this a life long project. As I was reading Jean-Simon DesRocher's
"La canicule des pauvres", it occured to me that since I am some kind of program composer,
this would be a great inspirational tool box from which I could pull out my inventiveness.
The chapters from this book are so colorful and unique, I simply could not resist this endeavor.
I am now at my 15th piece from this book that has probably over 150 chapters. Work for years
to come...

Robin et Marion

For solo piano
A friend of mine was giving an outdoor concert
with his band Corsaire and this music popped into
my head just as loud as their performance. I retrieved
from the crowd and took a walk in a park near by to
complete the song I had in mind. The next morning
it was done and what came out was a song like tune
divided by a canon in its middle.

Nous serons les Araignées

For modern string ensemble and sampler
A stressful soundscape designed to enheance the impression
of a hungry and predatorial space

Lit d'Herbe

François Rossignol, Keyboards
Grégory Gégoux, Guitar

From the Prüflabor Sonor album 'Champs Lumière', an opus exclusivly comprised of
drone music. Intense and evolving mysts and sprays of draped melodies hovering on top
of softly growling/pulsing masses of humming. The duo's drones seem not to work in time
like music constructed around an architectural shape, rather it seems to capture the very essence
of time at a stand still.

Le Printemps d'Hildegard Jone

For piano, snare drum and processed voice
A funny tune intended to show that creativity in contemporary classical music
doesn't have to be somber or intellectual, it can also be spontaneous and serious
at the same time.

POMO no1

Samples, processed piano and digital treatment
From and opus of twenty one pieces exploring computerized
modeling of sound, these pomos (Short for POst-MOdern
electronic music) collide and clash unusual elements of
sound, music, and voice to form at times promiscuous
assemblages, while in other cases create organic orchestrations.

Sonnet 35

Processed sampled voices and synthesisers
My take on William Shakespear's 35th sonnet.
The music reflects on the dark perspective of the
artist being at the mercy if his/her toughest
critics - tough criticisms hurt yet has to be
considered. It is a lifelong inner conflict that
most creators battle, but never champion.
http://francoisrossignol2.bandcamp.com

Anansi

Music performed by IZA. Written, Mixed and Mastered by F. Rossignol
World beat pop with an electro beat flavor. This song is taken from her most
recent album IZA. I produced, made the takes and did the mix/master
at my studio in Chambly.

Pitié pour les salauds

Mus. Les Dindons d'Trécaré. Mixed and Mastered by F.Rossignol
Inspired by the 'folk sale' music culture (Dirty Folk), les Dindons are a
straight forward, in your face power quintet with the energy to bring down
the house! This is taken from their most recent album Vraiment pas si pire.
I produced, made the takes and did the mix/master at my studio

Trio

For indie rock quintet
performed by We Drive Cars

Oh nostalgia, nostalgia! This is one of the very last songs
that me and Grégory Gégoux wrote together for our band
We Drive Cars. An indie rock quintet unique in sound yet
reflecting the essence of the indie culture from the Montreal
club scene. Colored and playful arrangement on top of
free form structures, - always interesting.

Dub du bord de l'eau

Sampled and synthesised sounds
A collaborative project with Major Dub, I produced the music
by adding the strings, celesta and the shannaî. I also did the
final mix along with some audio processing, and the mastering
at my home studio in Chambly. You can tell that the atmosphere
was relaxed and positive through out and very inclined on creativity.
A lot of fun!

Si on s'parlait un peu d' Amour

Mus. Guylaine Tremblay; voice and guitar
Recorded in the comfort of my home studio with quality preamps to get
all the magic of a great acoustic performance. Guylaine is an extrordinary
singer/songwriter, so the job was a breeze and my string arrangements as
well as my back vocals came out seemlessly.

La Souricière

For Orchestra and electro-accoustic processing
This the Ouverture commissionned by 'La comédie Humaine' for the classic
master piece by World renowned British author Agatha Christie. A modern
twist on the play is added with a stylish over-dubbing of musical genres that
reflects period aesthetics and modern psychological drama.

Pygmalion

For Orchestra and Electro-acoustic processing
This is the Ouverture comissionned by 'La Comédie Humaine' for the classic
master piece by World renowned British author George Bernard Shaw. A
modern twist on the play is added with a stylish over-dubbing of musical
genres that reflects period aesthetics and modern orchestration

From Trust to Dust

For Orchestra, Electro-acoustic and acousmatic processing
After having produced a first opus in the genre of Butoh, an art form for
danse theater, I decided to try and make a work of music in the genre’s
spirit that would be able to stand on its own. I wanted to capture the essence
of my vision of Butoh without the support of dancers and I also wanted the
listeners to recreate images in their minds. It turned out to be very theatrical music!

Effervescence et calomnie

For butoh theater - no1 of 8
Radical and modern, these pieces show no compromise to shock even the
most avant-garde audience. Written for the butoh theater, an art form that
feeds in doom and the decadence of a society in post world war era, it
channels the darkest and most malign behaviors of human beings trapped
in habits of achievements opposed by a reality that confronts all schemes
of good will. Acceptance is forced through hard catartic journeys into
harsh paths of consternation. Spirituality emerges as long meditations and
cries replacing denial where abnegation originally stung.
http://francoisrossignol2.bandcamp.com

Gloire et vanité

For butoh theater - no7 of 8
Radical and modern, these pieces show no compromise to shock even the
most avant-garde audience. Written for the butoh theater, an art form that
feeds in doom and the decadence of a society in post world war era, it
channels the darkest and most malign behaviors of human beings trapped
in habits of achievements opposed by a reality that confronts all schemes
of good will. Acceptance is forced through hard catartic journeys into
harsh paths of consternation. Spirituality emerges as long meditations and
cries replacing denial where abnegation originally stung.
http://francoisrossignol2.bandcamp.com

Mystique

Orchestral New age
The characteristic atmosphere of the new age music culture dressed up in
shining orchestral gounds. A kind of music reminescent of Ron Fricke
films that promotes reflexions and introspection. The writing is all in breathy
pad mouvements that invites a slow paced breathing.

Om Tare Tuttare

Guylaine Tremblay, voice and guitar,
arrangements by. F.Rossignol

An acoustic take on Mantras. The result is an accessible feel for our
Westerners's ears without any compromise to the intent of the prayer.
It also shows the versatility of the genre in the hands of creative artists.

Pluton

Cinematic Arrangement style
The fusion between Orchestral instruments and synthesisers is nothing new to the genre,
that is to say, nothing new in terms of sonority. But with blockbuster films using new age
drone atmospheres, especially in sci-fi pictures, the influence on a new generation of
composers has helped this particular instrumentation has morphed into a unique brand of
new age experience aiming at the non spiritual clientèle.

Celestial Dance

F.Rossignol, Percussions, Sitar, orchestration
S.Trottier, Vedic chants

A world beat twist that is becomming popular among the new age music crowd. Inspired
by religious cultures from Asia, I orchestrated the music with National Geographic
imageries in mind hoping that the listener would hop along on the cammel ride...