Hilda Paredes (1957)
Homenaje a Remedios Varo (1995)
- General information
Revision dates: 1996
- Duration: 12 mn
- Publisher: University of York Music Press
- Dedication: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble pour leur vingtième anniversaire
- Composition date: 1995
- Instrumental ensemble music [Mixed instrumental ensemble of 5 to 9 instruments]
- flute (also piccolo), clarinet (also A clarinet, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), percussionist, piano, violin, cello
États-Unis, Pennsylvanie, Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, direction : David Stock.
Enregistrements : ensemble Psappha, direction : Paul MacLinden pour la BBC, 1996 ; London Sinfonietta, direction : Diego Mason, RTVE, live, 2004.
The first one is called Ciencia Inútil (Useless Science) and corresponds to the painting: Alquimia. It has the role of an introduction to the work and it also makes reference to creativity, which cannot disappear and survives by transformation processes in our materialistic and globalise society. Hilos del Destino, (Threads of Fate) is the title of the second painting/section that ends with the strings at their extreme registers, to begin the opening of the third piece: Premonición. In Arquitectura Vegetal, different voices weave a complex texture in which some voices come to the foreground before disappearing again into the tightly knit texture, where different pulses are superimposed. The piano solo is the transition to the last piece that corresponds to the last painting Remedios Varo finished before she died in 1963 in Mexico City: Naturaleza Muerta Resucitando (Still Life reviving).