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Opera with libretto by Herménégilde Chiasson in which the form follows the principles of the Piling Sand—Piling Stone series. As is the case with the other parts of the series, this opera gradually reveals itself to the listener over the space of 100 minutes. One by one, the notes are played, which are recorded and looped back every ten minutes through a multi-channel speaker installation. Ever so slowly, the piece becomes layered through the speaker playback: it becomes denser, richer, and more elaborate, until the final ten minutes reveal the “complete” piece. « L'ange rêvé » is a synthesis of sorts of all previous Piling Sand—Piling Stone pieces, with each one contributing its instrumentation and DNA to the opera's structure and sound. « L'ange rêvé » was created with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2014-15.