ESCAMAS

flute trio (2018)

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 I. Cardumen (electronic realization)


Details

Instrumentation: three C-Flutes

Duration: 7 minutes

Movements:

  • I. Cardumen (Shoal of Fish)
  • II. Navegando (At Sea)
  • III. Oráculo (Oracle)
  • IV. Carreteros (Ghost Crabs)

Commissioned by: Pan-American Trio (Laurel Swinden, Brielle Frost and Sini Rueda)

Premiere:

  • August 9th, 2018, 12pm
  • Pan-American Trio
  • National Flute Association Convention
  • Hyatt Regency (Orlando, FL)
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About the work

"Escamas", the title of this work, is Spanish for "fish scales". The work is inspired by the iconography of the Moche and Chimú civilizations, which dominated the northern coast of present-day Peru from the II. to the XII. centuries.

Specifically, I was inspired by depictions of sea creatures, both real and mythical, as well as depictions of maritime activities such as sailing and fishing. These depictions are mostly found on pottery, as well as on walls in archeological sites of the mentioned civilizations.