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Rios, Paulo: Quem vem lá 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Quem vem lá
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    I was born in 2013. Every composer is born together with his music.

    Quem vem lá?! is an essay about birth – of the author, of the work and also about the birth of one of them from the womb of the other. It is the outline of a fantastic script that includes at its core, the creator (reflective by nature) turning his own skin inside out, a rebirth of himself, while giving birth also to his creation. in a way that could also stop the creating.

    It is the exposure of this author being turned inside out; of his influences and influxes.
    But not only this, since it is also the exposure of his own work that is born together; its demands and its undisciplined authorial voice; in its stubbornness and disobedience to his father, saying: "I'm not you! I am Ravel! I am Wagner! Corelli!" To create your own music is to convince it that the piece is by you and not another; to force it to embrace the meaning of your own seminal idea. But this is a process full of multi-valences and surrealism, through which the concept of authorship can easily vanish into space.

    The musical discourse of Quem vem lá?!, impregnated with agonism, suffers from living with familiar strangers, and from the interference from other works and worlds that seem to want to ruin its structure

    Finally, the cycle of creating the piece was closed with the soothing discovery, almost a counsel, from a non-musical work: "You, who was born for Poetry's creation ..." by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, that served as the resolution of this confusing process of double births; a sign that there is no reason to worry about the origin of the undisciplined identity of this new-born work, since the piece invented its creator in the same way that it was invented by him:

    "You, who was born for Poetry's creation,
    Do not repeat the sayings of the ancients.
    Though maybe our poetry itself
    Is just a single beautiful citation."

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
20
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Vibraphone (F3)
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Bongos
Other
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Viola
2
Cello
1
Double Bass
2

 

 

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