Instrumentation: Bb Clarinet, Violin / Ocean Drum and Cello / Rain Stick
Duration: a.c. 4:55 minutes
Year of composition: 2003
Premiere: June 2, 2003. Aula Magna of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of Cádiz
Camilo Irizo (Clarinet)
Alejandro Tuñón (Violin)
María del Carmen Coronado (Cello)
[Taller Sonoro Ensemble]
Commission: Junta de Andalucía on the occasion of the Chair “Manuel de Falla” 2003, under the tutelage of the composer José María Sánchez Verdú
Observations: Dedicated to Taller Sonoro
This work was composed on the occasion of the “Manuel de Falla” Chair that was in Cádiz in 2003 under the tutelage of the composer José María Sánchez Verdú.
The duduk is a 1,500-year-old Armenian wind instrument. It is an instrument that has practically not evolved and currently plays a very important role in Armenian society. It generally appears accompanied by other instruments that perform different pedals.
With these premises, the work revolves around the sounds that this instrument contains, sounds that created interest for me to work with the sound material such as air, noise, quarter tones, … Precisely the structure of the work is determined by the different treatment of the timbre throughout it.
The string instruments create different textures on which the clarinet unfolds, which recreates the sounds of a duduk.