Works > Solo Instrumental > Metamorfósis

Metamorfósis

Metamorphoses
Written in:
1999
Duration:
9'
Instrumentation:
guitar
Commisioned by

Commissioned by Pablo Gomez with funds provided by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.

Premiere

Premiered in May 2000 at Sala Simon Bolivar in London by Pablo Gómez.

Programme Note

In Metamorfósis for solo guitar, Paredes shows no preoccupation for instrumental experimentation and focuses on the construction of a consistent, organic structure based on traditional means of tonal production in the six-stringed instrument. The result is a carefully thought-out, yet highly expressive work, which continuously unfolds through the constant transformation of a basic intervallic material. The piece is an excellent example of how the composer’s marvellous melodic and harmonic and harmonic invention is both fuelled and controlled by the masterful command of her technical knowledge. 

– Alejandro Madrid