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Universal Edition - Mauricio Sotelo – Night

Mauricio Sotelo
Night

Year of composition: 2007
Scored for: for percussion and ensemble
Composer: Mauricio Sotelo
Soloists: percussion
Instrumentation: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc(2), vln(2), vla, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc
bass fl)
oboe
clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
trumpet in C
trombone
percussion(2)
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Commissioned by: Commissioned by Casa da Música, Porto
for REMIX ensemble
Duration: 25′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Night

World Première

Location: Casa da Música Porto / Portugal
Date: 16.06.2007
Orchestra: Remix Ensemble
Conductor: Emilio Pomàrico
Main Soloists: Miguel Bernat, perc.

Work Introduction

The initial stimulus for Night was an engraving by Sean Scully, which Mauricio Sotelo received from the artist’s New York studio after dedicating the première of Wall of Light Black to him. Night begins with a vibrating, very rapid and rhythmically shadowy texture. It approaches and recedes again like a nocturnal image. The whole ensemble becomes a refined percussion apparatus, imitating the special playing techniques of the percussionist Miguel Bernat, who plays with specially prepared beaters. In addition a kind of sound cascade, always getting louder, gradually develops in the solo part: like a frenzy of very fast rhythmic movements, which recall the rhythmic precision of a flamenco dancer’s extremely rapid stamping. (Mauricio Sotelo)

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Night

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