OPUS 7a

Piccolo (2017; 2019)

One piece with a duration of ca. 12 Minutes. Dedicated to Elizabeth McNutt

NOTES — Opus 7a—piccolo, & 7b—sopranino, are different works. They share the same sound-world, but each develops according to its own trajectory.

With Opus 7 I was mainly concerned in the details of melodic writing. Similar to my previous works, I started by fragmenting musical time in several distinct speeds and behaviors. My interest resided in the flexibility of coalescing these various temporal strands into a synergetic whole.

According to J.T.Fraser, time—as we humans perceive it—is the evolutionary result built upon the conflict between “structurally stable temporal levels.” These different levels begin with chaos and randomness, evolve to the temporality of physical matter and biological organisms, and finally end with the temporality of the human individual and their society. Such structures, when represented in music, trigger within our human understanding a vague approximation of other—archetypal and other worldly—temporalities.

Elizabeth McNutt performing @

  • Voertman Hall, Denton USA —WP— October 23 2019
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