Musical Category Electroacoustic Music ("tape music")
Instrumentation (general) 8-channel tape music
Aphâr is a Hebrew word that means "dust".
This piece is inspired on the dream of Jacob, described in the Old Testament (Genesis Chapter 28):
Jacob had a dream: He saw a stairway erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it and the Lord stood at its top. He said, I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth.
To climb Jacob's ladder is a very difficult process. Each step you take is harder than the previous one and takes more time and effort to accomplish. These steps are heavy, and the dust in your feet is spread around, and finally disappears. If you reach the top of the stair, everything else is gone, and a door closes to the rest of the world, you have reached infinity.
Name of Award Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Contest
Awarding Body Bourges Electroacoustic Music International Institute