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Reencuentro

Re-encounter
Written in:
2013
Duration:
6'
Instrumentation:
flute (=bass flute), Bb clarinet (=bass clarinet), cello
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Written to celebrate Mario Lavista 70th birthday.

Premiere

Premiered on 28th September 2013, at the Sala Carlos Chávez, Mexico city by Alejandro Escuer, flute, Fernando Dominguez, clarinet and Edgardo Espinosa, cello.

Programme Note

The title refers to my re-encounters with Mario Lavista, my first composition teacher and with whom I have also had the honour of being able to share the stage in various parts of the world in the decades following my time as a student.

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In this score, the harmonic/melodic material is derived from the name of Mario Lavista. I also emphasised Mario’s usual predilection for using harmonics on the strings. I took the liberty of quoting some brief fragments from Calixto for solo violin and Reflejos de la Noche, for string quartet, both works by Mario. This habit of referring to another composer, which although not my own, has also marked the musical language of Lavista’s scores.

This is a testimony of my appreciation for those important memories that marked, as softly as emphatically, the direction my life took from those years in my youth.