Flamenco, Garcia Lorca, Luigi Nono – it is in this context that the 17-movement work De oscura llama (On a dark flame) by Mauricio Sotelo sets itself. The composer deconstructs the archetype of flamenco into its many parts and the flamenco singer assembles them again; a method which shows the timeless and mystical power of flamenco very clearly.
This multilayered work will receive its Austrian première on 21 Sept at the Klangspuren Festival in Tirol. Ensemble Residencias is joined by the Arbos piano trio and soloists. The composer conducts.
Mauricio Sotelo celebrates his 50th birthday on 2 October.