• soliloquios del viento (2017)
  • Instrumentation:    bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola (septet version), cello, and electronics
  • Purchasing information:    Digital Score PDF: $34.95, Score, Parts (RENTAL ONLY), and Max Patch: $109.95
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soliloquios del viento was commissioned by Royaumont Académie Voix Nouvelles, written in August 2016 and premiered by the Talea Ensemble & EXAUDI in September, conducted by James Baker. This fourteen-minute work is a meditation on eight poems of Pablo Neruda, reflecting love, distance, and despair. Six singers are set against eight instrumentalists whose fragile and often voiceless sonorities gently color and obscure the murmuring of the text and pointillisic vocal material. The Spanish text is predominantly unintelligible, with the content of Neruda’s words instead conjured by the composite texture. He writes of two lovers, their romance characterized by abrasion – a rendezvous between two scorched, ascetic souls, who consume and destroy one another, entangled yet divided by both sublime transfiguration and inexorable chaos…

soliloquios del viento (2016; rev. 2017)
for Sextet and Electronics
World Premiere: VIPA Festival, Valencia, Spain - July 2, 2017
Premiered by Ensemble Interface, original version commissioned by Royaumont for the Talea Ensemble & Exaudi Vocal Ensemble

Performances of soliloquios del viento

March 21, 2020
DiMenna Center for Classical MusicDiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St.
New York, NY 10018

March 18, 2020
Eastman School of MusicEastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604

August 19, 2019
Thailand International Composition FestivalBangkok, Thailand

June 28, 2017
VIPA FestivalValencia, Spain

September 09, 2016
Royaumont Académie Voix Nouvelles
RoyaumontAsnières-sur-Oise, France