Once upon a time… (2011 – rev. 2014)
For symphony orchestra
Duration: 11 min approx.
Published at BabelScores / Paris
Work commissioned by the Department of Culture of the Basque Government.
World-premiere by the Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao conducted by Nacho de Paz on October 29th, 2015
This work consists of three movements.
From the beginning of the first movement we listen to the generating element of the entire work: the “curved” line, which expands and compresses in time and in sound space.
We will also hear, by way of contrast, rapid groups of notes, which arise from the idea of the disintegration of the sound line.
These two elements will be the protagonists in the next two movements, the line in the second movement and the groups of notes in the final movement.
Throughout the entire work we will hear different sound planes, main voices and secondary voices, sound objects and their echoes… in a world of perspectives and lights and shadows of sound.