Manic is an atmospheric composition for the Babel Table which proposes a machine-like sound world. The transformations of the instrumental timbre and its deployment are tainted by the fluidity and unpredictability of nature. During the creative process, I was interested in this machine / nature duality, which reminded me of hydroelectric dams. I imagined, through an exploration of sound, how the presence of these gigantic human constructions powered by water might manifest itself.
I would like to thank Jean-François Laporte and Productions Totem Contemporain for their assistance in the realization of this work recording of the composition.