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Jitanjáfora

Nonsense Poem
Written in:
2014
Duration:
15'
Instrumentation:
flute (+piccolo&bass flute), clarinet (+bass cl.), percussion (2 players), piano, violin, viola, cello
Commisioned by

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura through Centro de Experimentación y Producción de Música Contemporánea of México in 2014.

Premiere

Tuesday 18th November at the Sala Ponce de Bellas Artes with the ensemble of CEPROMUSIC, conducted by Jose Luis Castillo.

Programme Note

The meaning of the tile refers to a poetic composition made out of meaningless words but with rich phonetic implications that can themselves give meaning to a text. As this was the first time I worked with these young players, I wanted to involve them in exploring a wide range of instrumental techniques that I have been working on for several years. The piece explores different timbric combinations that the different instruments can provide as well as their expressive possibilities and thus, the form of the piece is shaped.