Arturo Fuentes (1975)

Mono (2015)

for viola, piano and fixed sounds

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2015
    • Duration: 11 mn
    • Publisher: LondonHall Editions
Detailed formation
  • piano, viola

Premiere information

  • Date: 2015

    Performers: Petra Ackermann, alto ; Philipp Meier, piano.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: sons fixés sur support


L’électronique est optionnelle.

Program note

Referring to my music, Mono expresses one obsessive idea. I suggest to think in a “monolithic pattern” evolving through the piece, creating sound dimensions and espaces. A pattern creates a mouvement, like a vortex where everything turns around. Repetition-Pattern is an aspect that I explore in my music: Have you had the experience to repeat one word until it losses its sense? I’ve been interested into the creation of shifting textures in my music, where harmonic color changes gradually, like in a twilight where we don’t know exactly the moment when the sky goes dark. Mono expresses this idea of color and darkness too.

Arturo Fuentes