El Tesoro sonoro de la Coñieuma (2009) [The sonorous treasure of the Coñieuma]

for piano and orchestra

Coñieuma is a Mapuche´s legend (South American Indians) that means "miracle girl". The legend says: “Considered a talisman, the Coñieuma is a flower attached to trees, whose petals when opened, gives rise to another golden petal small flower, which turns into a dolly that cries like little children. Tradition says that the flower-girl cries by the presence of an intruder. Her mother ‐the big flower‐ wraps back to the flower-girl and carries her. Whoever is lucky enough to witness this scene must dig beneath the tree and will find a treasure.”

Moesbach, P., Meyer Rusca, W., Vúletin, A., & Súarez, E. (1993). Nuevo Diccionario mapuche‐español: Nombres propios, Topónimos del Neuquén, Mitologías Patagónicas. Buenos Aires: Ed. Siringa Libros.

Tools developed and applied to this composition:

1. The concept of "self-educable work".

2. The concept of "filtering orchestral”.

"The Sonorous Treasure of the Coñieuma" has been Semifinalist in the International Composition Competition "Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition" (2009).

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Loncomeu (2006)

for amplified flute quartet

Loncomeu is a Mapuche dance that is performed during the Nguillatún festival (wellness ritual request). It is practiced with ribbons and ornaments colored feathers. The dance, guided by the CALVAHUAL, director of the event, consists in stomp violently while twisting her head vigorously. Participants are falling exhausted or are removed, until only one is left standing. At that time, some people strike their "cultrunes", and all the spectators shed outdoor elements with their hands, while dogs bark frantically. Coinciding with this ritual, the work presented here, focuses on the processes related to the spatial displacement and the gradual reduction of the number of items within it.

In this work, the four flute players and their respective speakers, will be placed preferably around the audience.

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"Loncomeu" won first place in the composition competition "Juan Carlos Paz" (2007), awarded by the "Fondo Nacional de las Artes" (Argentina).

Más allá de donde nacen los vientos (2009) [Beyond where the winds born]

for alto sax & electroacoustic (4.0)

"Más allá de donde nacen los vientos" won first place in the composition competition "Juan Carlos Paz" (2009), awarded by the "Fondo Nacional de las Artes" (Argentina).

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Muss Es Sein? (2011)

for Percussion Ensemble

The element that generate "Muss es sein?" consists at development in of three notes, initially exposed by the Glockenspiel. The origin of them part of those three notes that begin the fourth movement of the quartet Op 135 (Nro.16) of L. v. Beethoven. This beginning has, accompanying such notes, a notation in German that names the present work.

Muss es sein, makes a route between sound pendulum isochronism / aperiodicity, homophony / polyphony, and tone / noise among other less important features. Through a clear formal framework, focusing the work will pass such in a continuum musical features to be developed until concluding with "shadows" of the events of the beginning, as a "self-learning" of the work per se. This ending suggests an evolution that, in contrast to the question posed in the title (Muss es sein?), could answer us "Es muss sein!"

Muss es sein? => Must it be?

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Percussion Ensemble: 2 Xylophones, Marimba, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Gongs, Crash Cymbal, Roto-toms, Snare Drum, Foot Pedal Bass Drum , Timbaletas, Bongos, Flexatone, Tambourine, Wood Chimes, Caxixi, etc.



Artículo Analítico de Reflejos In-Condicionados (2012) [Un-Conditioned responses]

electroacoustic music