JESÚS VILLA-ROJO (b.1940): Vosotros y... for Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon, Horn, Trombone, Percussion, Violin, Cello and Double Bass, Divertimento III for Saxophone Duo, Eglogas for 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones and 3 Horns, Commemorativa for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Trio, Música sobre unos módulos for 2 Flutes and Viola, Espirales for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trombone and String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 12I099
Description: These ensemble pieces showcase a composer with an individual voice forged of a thorough awareness of a wide variety of contemporary techniques. Instrumental sonority is always of paramount importance, and to this end the composer employs a range of extended techniques. At times the musical argument seems to be suspended while an interlude of often beguilingly strange and original 'pure' sound is presented. Here and there the composer makes use of material involving conventional harmony - most notably the Bach fragments incorporated into Commemorativa, though these, like Villa-Rijo's own material, are presented in a predominantly atonal context in which aleatoric and microtonal methods also find their place. Eglogas is especially striking for the richness of the composer's sonorous textures. Laboratorio de Interpretación Musical.