Hilda Paredes (1957)

Tres piezas In Memoriam L.J. (1998)

pour ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1998
    • Duration : 10 mn
    • Editor : University of York Music Press
    • Commande: La Banda Elastica avec les fonds du Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, México
    • Dedication : La Banda Elastica
Detailed formation
  • flûte (aussi flûte piccolo, flûte alto), saxophone alto (aussi saxophone soprano), saxophone ténor, tabla, percussionniste [percussions mexicaines] , guitare, contrebasse

Creation information

  • Date : 2003
    Location :

    États-Unis, Los Angeles Philarmonic series


    Performers :

    CalArts New Century players, direction : David Rosenboom.

Observations

Enregistrement : La Banda Elastica, 1 cd Luna Negra, 1997, CDLN-22.

Program note

_Tres Piezas In Memoriam L.J._ was written in 1998 as a tribute to the British sculptor and dear friend Laurie Josephs, who passed away that year. The pieces describe the journey of a ritual in which the first piece becomes a meditation around a melodic cell sung by the flute-an instrument very much cherished by Laurie- and on an F drone, held by the saxophones throughout this introduction. The second piece follows, built by a series of interventions from a unique palette of instruments offered by _La Banda Elástica_, a group who combines Western instruments with a wide range of Mexican percussion instruments as well as the Indian Tabla, the instrument featured on the third and last piece. This piece portrays a celebration of life and in this way homage to someone who loved life and music from every corner of the world, comes to a close.

Hilda Paredes.