Mauricio Sotelo: Night

Mauricio Sotelo Night
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
Commission:
Commissioned by Casa da Música, Porto for REMIX ensemble
Duration:
25’
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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

Mauricio Sotelo: Night

study score
for percussion and ensemble , 25’
Instr.: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc(2), vln(2), vla, vc, cb

World première

Location:
Porto
Date:
16.06.2007
Orchestra:
Remix Ensemble
Conductor:
Emilio Pomàrico

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