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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Waller, Juan Felipe: Moribundo 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Moribundo
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (performers): 
    Slagwerk Den Haag
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Moribundo, was commissioned by percussion ensemble SlagwerkDenHaag. The context for composing Moribundo was to make take aspects of Mexican cosmogony towards death, which includes a rather daring, humorous and defying approach. I use wooden boards that work as an analogy to coffins. These are rubbed with special designed mallets using half a 'Superball' based on percussionist Diego Espinosa's own mallet findings. The sounding outcome is a homology to the voices or 'chants' of the dead. Rugged PVC tubes, often used for electricity cabling, are used to portray ‘the last breaths’. The project involved collaboration with film animation artist Martha Colburn, whose film syncretizes Mexican inspired imagery into a Dutch context.

  • Technical specs: 

    See attachment

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
5
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
5
Other

 

 

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