Nun Zirade (2007)
For baritone saxophone
Duration: 7 min approx
Published at BabelScores / Paris
Work commissioned by the Department of Culture of the Basque Government.
World-premiere by Xelo Giner in Ensems Festival of Valencia in 2007
This work was composed taking as a source of inspiration dance rhythms and motifs from the traditional melody “Nun Zirade” of Basque folklore.
These “melodic-rhythmic” motifs alternate with others that move in an unstable time, emphasized by the different dynamics and articulations.
It is the search for a sound universe enriched by the expressive possibilities of the baritone saxophone and its interpreter.
“Nun Zirade?” means “Where are you?” in Euskara, the Basque language.
The composer has imagined the search and desire for an encounter, which causes doubts, restlessness, anguish, agitation, excitement, hope, joy… All these states of mind are intended to be reflected in the score.