• Lil Lacy
  • Aliento del mar (2020)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • 2.2.2.2/4221/2perc/acn/str
  • 9 min

Programme Note

Aliento del mar is written for accordion soloist Bjarke Mogensen and Gävle Symphony Orchestra.

Aliento del mar reflects the movement and changing forces within the ocean, in the imagination of the tide; a tide moving from low tide to high tide and back again. Intensifying and thinning out, but ever changing, never returning to the exact same atmosphere or color. As with nature the piece constantly transforms. Sometimes little by little, other times drastically. The colors, lights or feelings changes and evolves dependent on the surroundings and passing of the day and rhythm of life; the light and the darkness, the ebb and the flow…

The piece was asked to embrace inspirations from both Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar and the tradition of milonga and Astor Piazzolla. The majority of melodic material is re-writings of excerpts from Enigma Variations. In one of the stages of the piece “the tide” moves into a short milonga variation where the main melody for the first and only time occurs fully.

Aliento del mar is inspired by the movement of the tide, the push and pull of large forces such as the sun and moon. This circular rhythm created by the constant circulation of gravitational forces, also refers to the circular movements of life in general, the rhythm of breathing, the female menstruation cycle, the cycle of life and death.

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