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Bestiario: Music of Hebert Vazquez / Nomad Ensemble

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>Vazquez, Hebert : Bestiario, for chamber ensemble

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>Vazquez, Hebert : Bestiario, for chamber ensemble
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The literary bestiary is a compilation of fantastic beings and animals that originated in the ancient Greco-Roman, Persian and Byzantine periods. A fascinating aspect of the images of the bestiary is the heterogeneous mix of traits, often taken from several different real animals, which surprisingly converge in new beings, which possess an archetypal integrity; such is the case of the griffin (eagle-lion) or the chimera (goat-lion-snake), for example. "Necessary monster", Borges called the dragon in his Handbook of Fantastic Zoology, because "there is something in its image that is consistent with the imagination of men."=The idea of writing a series of works to make a musical bestiary came to me in 2006 du ring an academic stay at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. My starting point was Jabberwock, composed three years earlier. In Rochester I wrote The Golem, The Labyrinth of sacrifices and the Kraken's dream; upon my return to Mexico, I wrote Maxwell's demon and the Trauco. The beings of this intimate bestiary not only find their inspiration in the waters of multicolored mytho- logical sources, but also in literature (Jabberwock) or science (Maxwell's demon). --Hebert Vázquez

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Recording information: Estudio A. I. de la Universidad Kunitachi, Tokio (2011-08-15&2011-08-17_2011-).



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>Vazquez, Hebert : Bestiario, for chamber ensemble
  • Conductor: Hebert Vazquez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Nomad
  • Notes: Estudio A. I. de la Universidad Kunitachi, Tokio (2011-08-15&2011-08-17_2011-)
  • Running Time: 56 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary