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Eslava, Juanjo: Nozarashi 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Nozarashi
  • Subtitle: 
    For 24 voices (S6, M6, T6, B6) and electronics
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    6
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    2012
  • First performance (venue): 
    Auditorium 400 – Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid)
  • First performance (performers): 
    KEA Vocal Group. Conductor: Enrique Azurza
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    "Nozarashi" is a stele dedicated to the victims of the Fukushima nuclear accident.

    Nozarashi : "vulnerable", "in the open", and the wind, as Basho -the ancient Japanese Poetsaid, pierces the heart so that one can perhaps feel through the cold, through the insideoutside:

    “Nozarashi wo

    kokoro ni kaze no

    shimu mi kana”

    A fragment of this haiku is presented together with fragments of victim’s testimonies.

    A tibetan bowl is in the middle, carrying in it’s symbolic system a call, an spare space for the lost voices and presences. The electronic part explores its resonances, interacting with the vocal polyphony.

  • Technical specs: 

    Electronics: 5 condenser microphones of cardioid pattern, with stands. 4 speakers. Mixer table 10 in / out (4 channels version) or 8 in / out (stereo version). Audio interface 8 out. Computer. Audio cables accordingly.

    Stands for singers (one or two for each group is an option to be considered) with led lamps. A low tibetan bowl with support, traditional stick and specific light. It must be placed in the middle of vocal group III.

    Scores have to be of A3 size.

    The conductor may be on a stand. Singers must sing standing. General light of the place has to be as low and neutral as possible. A musician must follow the score and play the soundfiles (as indicated on the score). A patch will be provided by request containing all the soundfiles to be played.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
25
PerformersElectronicsVisuals
AudioVisuals
1
4-channel electronics
Musicians
Soprano(s)
6
Mezzo(s)
6
Tenor(s)
6
Bariton(s)
4
Bass(es)
2

 

 

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