Vertigo y Llama

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José M. Fayos-Jordán

José M Fayos-Jordán

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Vértigo y llama (Vertigo and Flame) was commissioned by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona and premiered on January 20th of 2019.

The work uses a good deal of modern extended techniques, such as quartertones and micro-intervals, as well as unconventional sound production techniques. It is dedicated to Fayos Jordán’s grandparents “source of perpetual love and wisdom”

José Miguel Fayos Jordán tells us more about it:

The starting point of this work is the poem El cántaro roto by Octavio Paz. The richness of the text’s images as well as its expressive potential are resources from which the sound and the discourse are outlined, therefore organizing the formal structure of the work.

Although its language is fundamentally spectral, the sound material takes its starting point from the medieval polyphonic song Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa by Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, which refers to the “return to the origin”, subject also explored by Octavio Paz’s text. The medieval song serves as a constructive element in the generation of spectral harmony and melodic figures, while for the construction of discourse and gestural material, various generative procedures such as L-Systems have been taken.

- Program Note from WASBE


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  • Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo" - OSC (Sevilla, Spain) (Camilo Irizo, conductor) - 28 January 2022
  • Banda Municipal de Barcelona (Spain) (20 January 2019) *Premiere Performance*

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