relectures #4 – “air”

Formation: harpsichord + tape
Creation: 2018
Premiere: 1st December 2018. Auditorio Jameos del Agua (Lanzarote). SILVIA MÁRQUEZ (hc)
Duration: 12 min.

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  Fourth piece of Relectures, a series that tries to build a confrontation between musical pieces of the past and their contemporary relecture. The latter appears in form of a ruin of isolated fragments in which the ancient piece seems to resonate.
  This piece is based in the Air of the Goldberg Variations. With the title of “air”, it deals with the poetic of the superposition of Bach’s Air with different forms of the element air: air as accumulation of a mass of different recordings of the Air, air as pseudo-random movement among different notes of the Air, air as field recording of real air…
  From here emerges a kind of “discourse of the absent”, where the relevance of the resultant material is pushed into a perceptual background, letting the real foreground of the aesthetical experience be constituted by other elements such as the memory of the unheard, the questioning of our hearing habits of past musics or the way in which every listener reconstructs for him or herself (“re-read”) the incompleteness of the original work.

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