Year of composition: 2014 [Revision 2019]
[Mutations on an aboriginal tune]
Commissioned by Council of Galician Culture (Spain).
Bronze Medal in the 'Global Music Awards' 2014.
Is dedicated to Yang Wan Jung.
Length: 18 minutes
Scored for: percussion quartet and fixed electronics
Opus 14 - AA142016
i. Crossing the soundscape
ii. Liquid patterns
iii. Swells, scratches & drones
iv. Tribal echoes
v. Aboriginal dreams
First performance was given by Antón Alcalde and the composer ensemble, as a collaboration with the Council of the Galician Culture altogether with the Australian Embassy, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, April 3, 2014.
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This composition obtained a bronze medal in the Global Music Awards 2014, San Diego (California, EE. UU). First performance was given by Antón Alcalde and the composer ensemble, as a collaboration with the Council of the Galician Culture altogether with the Australian Embassy, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, April 3, 2014. Is affectionately dedicated to Yang Wan Jung.
This composition takes its title from the homonymous aboriginal tune transcribed by Rosendo Salvado along his residence in Australia, between 1846 and 1900, and it is subtitled as "mutations on an aboriginal tune". The mutations are cast in the way of a décollage, taking as thematic material the first six measures of the original transcription by Salvado, which are atomized in both axes intervallic and rhythmical. This thematic material, somewhat volatile, is organized in five sections or miniatures that follow uninterruptedly, starting from a very compact material which evolves to a completely disintegration in its final measures, almost like a minimum entropy system. The titles of these miniatures are not programmatic but kind of conceptual:
I. Crossing the soundscape.
II. Liquid patterns.
III. Swells, scratches & drones.
IV. Tribal echoes.
V. Aboriginal dreams.
Although an "aboriginal" reference is made in the subtitle, the tribal connotations of this work are not strictly hermetic, but spanning them into an eclectic synthesis of vary ethnic and tribal elements from around the world.
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