Arborescence (Torre, Salvador)




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Performers Salvador Torre
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Misc. Notes see comments below
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Publisher. Info. Salvador Torre
Misc. Notes Se lee de abajo hacia arriba
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General Information

Work Title Arborescence
Alternative. Title
Composer Torre, Salvador
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1991
First Performance. 1991
Dedication Horacio Franco
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6-8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation flute (or recorder)

Misc. Comments

“En el aserradero del tiempo Cae la selva obscura, Oscuro nace el hombre

Pablo Neruda Oda a la madera

("In the sawmill of time, The dark forest falls, Dark Man is born. Pablo Neruda, Wood's Ode)

I took the division of unity between 7 = 0.14285 (6) of these numbers arises this issue for a composition of type "Theme with Variations", a tree-like form, living wood from which a musical instrument is made, wherein the vacuum created inside is serves as conduit or box or resonator ... absence and presence, metaphor of indiscriminate deforestation of forests and total neglect of our planet by the human being. So taking shape of this piece is something like: birth (roots and theme) song (chant, slow painful) arborescence (variations) and death (coda) of a tree being, a living being. The score is written in tree form, from bottom to top, also alluding to the I-Ching reading, so that the interpreter starts reading from the roots then the trunk, culminating in the tree arborescence. The piece was premiered by Horacio Franco in the International Cervantino Festival in 1991