Hilda Paredes (1957)
Óox p’eel ikil t’aan (2007 -2008)
for trumpet, percussion, tape and live electronics
- General information
2007 - 2008
- Duration: 24 mn
- Publisher: University of York Music Press
- Commission: Robyn Schulkowsky, Reinhold Friedrich, Experimental Studio de la SWR
- Dedication: Robyn Schulkowsky et Reinhold Friedrich
Libretto (details, author):
Briceida Cuevas Cob
- Composition date: 2007 - 2008
- Chamber music [Wind and percussion duo]
- trumpet (also flugerlhorn), percussionist
4 April 2008
Allemagne, Rottenburg, festival Ars Nova de la SWR.
Information on the electronics
Studio information: Experimental Studio de la SWR
RIM (réalisateur(s) en informatique musicale): Gregorio Garcia Karman
Electronic device: temps réel, sons fixés sur support
Óoxp’éel ik’il t’aan is based on three poems in contemporary Mayan language read by the author Briceida Cuevas, who has been previously recorded. Briceida is one of the most distinguished living writers in the indigenous literature of the American continent.
These poems give structure to the work, introduced by the instruments alone.
The first poem includes tape and instruments and it is linked to the second part by a transition for instruments and live electronics, without tape and so is the second transition after the second poem, which is scored for tape, instruments and live electronics.
The treatment of live electronics is by means of granulators and spectral delays from Max msp, as well as using halaphones in eight different channels.
The last poem has the same scoring as the previous one and the piece ends with instruments and live electronics.
The title of the piece means ‘three poems’ in Mayan.