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Aquí y ahora (Here and Now)

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Aquí y ahora (Here and Now) : for Andean Orchestra / Andrián Pertout.

by Andrián Pertout (2015)

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  • Instrumentation: G quena, d quenacho and G mama quena (Andean end-blown flutes), 2 sikus, 2 toyos (Andean panpipes), 4 charango (Andean 10-stringed, five-course fretted lute), 4 guitars, contrabass, 2 percussion: cajón peruano (Afro-Peruvian rectangular wooden box), maracas, bombo legüero (Andean cylindrical-shaped double-headed drum), chuyas (Andean llama hooves rattle).
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Here and Now was commissioned by Julian Burnside AO QC and especially composed for 'low flutes' specialist and director of Monash University Flute Ensemble Peter Sheridan (Melbourne, Australia). The work - a concerto featuring alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and subcontrabass flute, as well as an electroacoustic 'tape' element consisting of hyperbass flute melodic samples (not to mention a secondary biphonic soundscape framing a bass flute cadenza and featuring the juxtaposition of contrabass, subcontrabass and hyperbass flute low Cs) - represents a Hommage à Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) and serves as an exploration of Krenek's twelve-tone modality as presented in Lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae, Op. 43 (1942) within the utilization of two contrasting scales: Minor Bitonal Scale (C, Db, Eb, F#, G and A) and Major Bitonal Scale (C, Db, E, F#, G and Bb). The abovementioned scales are categorized by Masaya Yamaguchi in The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales (2006) as 6-30Sa and 6-30MSa (with the vectors 224223 and 224223 respectively) and form part of his '80 Six-Note Subsets in 35 Vectors'. A series of twelve 6-note chords (constructed from transformations derived from the two bitonal scales) provide all the melodic and harmonic materials of each movement - this series essentially acting as a 'chaconne' (variation on a repeated short harmonic progression) in the second movement.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (48p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Duration: 8 mins

First performance 12 Oct 22. Parque Cultural de Valparaíso (PCdV), XIX Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea PUCV ‘Darwin Vargas’, Valparaíso, Chile

Composer's No. 432f

Includes extensive programme notes and performance notes.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Low Flutes ; Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) ; Twelve-Tone Modality ; Masaya Yamaguchi in The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales (2006)

Arranged for Félix Cárdenas Vargas and the XIX Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea PUCV ‘Darwin Vargas’ (Valparaíso, Chile) Hommage à Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2022.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-700-2


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