ALESSIO ELIA: DISTIMEMENT for large orchestra
Program notes: Imagine traveling in time. If distance is the length between two places, distime is the duration between two periods. Distimement refers not only to this duration, but in a 3D time, also to the direction from one period to another (from past to future and vice versa). Starting from a single acoustical event, the sonic material of this work evolves taking into account the transformation (also deformation) of time due to the transition from one period to the other, and the relevant acoustical phenomena related to it. In this direction polysystemism, the simultaneous employment of different tunings systems, reinforces the results of these phenomena, pointing out not only the elaboration of the musical material but also the forces that rules it.
SALVATORE FREGA: MAGIC HORSE
Program notes: the piece is dedicated to the district of the Leocorno di Siena for the beautiful moments lived together.
The composition comes from a series of 6 notes in a chromatic way born from the name Leocorno.
A summary of a very intense sound moment that leads to an almost immediate development of the series. Everything comes
from a whisper of notes and an alternation of musical colors. The piece concludes with intense moments between the parts
RITA UEDA: OCEAN TEARS
Program Notes: On March 11, 2011, one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history struck the north-eastern Tohoku region of Japan, leading to cataclysmic tsunamis and nuclear meltdowns. Over 18,000 people are dead or missing, and nearly 25 million tons of people, buildings and wildlife were washed away into the ocean. To this day, building materials, cars and victims’ personal belongings regularly wash up on the beach near my home in the west coast of Canada. Every time I hear to the ocean waves, I wonder if I am listening to the tears of the people who perished in the sea…
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