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Saturday, March 28 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Lunchtime Concert: Night Study No. 1 and Hydatos

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Night Study No. 1 (2013) ........................  Felipe Otondo
Our bike is the colour of the night.
Our bike is a black donkey dawning
Through lands of Curiosity.
(Roberto Bolaño)

The idea behind this work stems from a poem by Roberto Bolaño describing a night motorcycle journey across the Mexican desert. The piece explores the nocturnal sonic landscape of urban and rural locations and is structured as a sonic journey exploring real and abstract soundscapes linked to various stages of an endless imaginary trip. The work was composed using environmental recordings captured in various urban and rural locations and synthesized timbral and rhythmic material generated from gamelan sounds. The work was composed at the Visby Centre for Composers, presented in various European countries and winner of the 2014 Musica Viva competition.

Hydatos (2012) ........................ João Pedro Oliveira 
Hydatos is a greek word that means “water”.
This piece is inspired on the first verses of the Old Testament (Genesis Chapter 1:2)
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
The video part relates to the theme of water in an abstract and concrete way, sometimes suggesting water images, sometimes suggesting metaphors. The audio part was synthesized and uses several abstract references to water sounds. The work has been performed in several festivals and concerts in Europe, Asia, North and South America


João Pedro Oliveira

João Pedro Oliveira studied organ performance, composition and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a PhD in Composition at Stony Brook University. His music includes one chamber opera, several orchestral compositions, a Requiem, 3 string quartets, chamber music, solo instrumental... Read More →

Felipe Otondo

Felipe Otondo studied acoustics in Chile, where he started composing and performing music for experimental theatre and ran several performance projects with actors and musicians. In 1999, he moved to Denmark to undertake post-graduate studies in sound perception at Aalborg University... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm MST
Stauffer B111 950 S. Forest Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

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