of magic and realism
by Daniel Rojas (2017)
Score SampleView a sample of the score of this work
This sample is from the Duos: Flute, percussion version of this work
Versions of this work
Select from the following versions of this work to view more detailed information:
Products featuring this work
|Duos: Recorder, percussion||Not for loan||$22.73||Add to cart|
|Duos: Flute, percussion||Not for loan||$28.18||Add to cart|
|Duos: Flute, percussion||Available for loan||$37.27||Add to cart|
|Duos: Recorder, percussion||Not for loan||$28.18||Add to cart|
|Duos: Recorder, percussion||Available for loan||$37.27||Add to cart|
…of magic and realism pays homage to the literary genre commonly referred to as "magical realism", an approach to literature that has found ubiquitous appeal throughout Latin America. One of the key facets of such authors as Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez is their uncanny adroitness to fashion minute and even seemingly trivial detail, so the reader becomes hyper aware of a most convincing physical or emotional reality. This condition, however, may be obtrusively intercepted by supernatural threads, thus drawing into question how quotidian life would respond to magical intervention. This piece for recorder and marimba is suggestive of such detailed perception that is embodied in the intricacies of repeated rhythmic events wrought within the twofold (and at times, threefold) layer of texture that conflict to create picayune moments of tension, and their subsequent denouement. There are moments that offer a modicum of lyrical respite, which to me can suggest a degree of subjectivism or of the magic itself; perhaps these are born of the same fabric…
Duration: 7 min.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Latin American music, minimalism, syncopation, dance. Influenced by Ross Edwards, Matthew Hindson, Elena Kats-Chernin.
Performances of this work
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.
To post a comment please login.