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Cancíon Esquirla



Instrumentation: flute, percussion, 2 violins (or violin and cello), two players of sound objects

Durata: 6’30”

Premiere: April 8th, 2007 at Fylkingen, Stockholm by Curious Chamber Players. This concert was the start of the CCP Nordic Tour, and the piece was also performed in Helsinki, Oslo, Göteborg, Malmö and København.

Commission: composed for Curious Chamber Players

Program note:
Canción Esquirla is influenced by a group of characters in a poem by García Lorca. These persons look back at a distant series of dramatic events, which they remember with very different perspectives and feelings. There is a sense of insisting time in the piece, like looking painfully close at reality, and as a contrast there is a spatial time that refers to a faint memory that you continuously carry with you. It doesn’t progress, but it is always there, with the same colours and shades.

Score and parts: contact the composer