Home >  > program > Alfonso Noriega
Photo Camila Paz Marinone

Photo Camila Paz Marinone

September 18, 2021

Alfonso Noriega

Biographies

Pensamiento (2019) Israel López Estelche (1983)

Hyperlude II (2014/2019) Francisco Coll (1985)

3 Notturni Brillanti (1975) Salvatore Sciarrino (1947)

The Su Song Star Map (2019) Liza Lim (1966)

Hyperlude V (2014/2019) Francisco Coll (1985)

L’origine du Monde (2021) Alberto Posadas (1967)

Pensamiento para Viola by Israel López Estelche is a piece created in a single stroke, divisible into three moments, each of which develops a specific sonority. The main idea is based on preserving the viola’s almost air-like capacity for delicacy, using all of the expressive techniques and resources provided by the instrument, ranging from the use of wide, dynamic contrasts in register to agile, almost volatile harmonics. The work is dedicated to and inspired by Alfonso Noriega.

The work Hyperludes by Francisco Coll is a series of short pieces for solo violin that may be understood as a contemporary partita. Hyperlude II was premièred for violin by Patricia Kopatchinskaja in June 2019 in Berne. Hyperlude V was a gift from the composer to his wife on their wedding day. In this concert, the versions of these pieces for viola are being premièred.

The work 3 Notturni Brillanti by Salvatore Sciarrino is the first in which the composer applied his characteristic way of writing for strings. It is the result of a request from the well-known violist and professor Piero Farulli, who needed a simple piece to help his students become familiar with the challenges of performing contemporary music for viola. The result ended up being far removed from the simplicity initially proposed. 

With musical material consisting exclusively of harmonics, to the violist Aldo Bennici’s credit he has demonstrated how a hand can overcome the listener’s capacities. He was able to execute what the composer himself considered to be an impossible task, in addition to giving a new boost to the instrumental technique. He updated what would otherwise have continued to be a utopian trend in Sciarrino’s music. Each sound is born individually; its components, including timbre and intensity, are indivisible in this musical creation. 

The Su Song Star Map by Liza Lim (première of the version for viola) was inspired by Su Song’s Star Map, a map of the planet’s sky created by Su Song (1020-1101), a Chinese scientist and mechanical engineer from the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It was published for the first time in 1092 in Su’s book known as the Xin Yi Xiang Fa Yao. This star map contains 14 xiu (lunar mansions) in the Mercator projection. The equator is represented by a straight horizontal line crossing the star map, with the ellipsoid curving over it.

Su Song’s star maps had time circles between the xiu (mansions of the moon) that make up the astronomical meridians, with stars marked in a cylindrical quasi-orthomorphic projection on each side of the equator, and thus in concordance with their polar distances. It was not until the work by Gerard Mercator in 1569 that a sky map was created with a similar projection in the Western world. This version for viola was created by the composer for Alfonso Noriega. 

L’origine du Monde by Alberto Posadas, which is being premièred in this concert, is a commission from Lilith and has been written for the violist Alfonso Noriega.

Programación

09/18/2021  18:30hAula Magistral del Palau de Les ArtsConcerts '21

Coorganized by

In collaboration with

 

culturarts generalitat valenciana

© Institut Valencià de Cultura

Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 17
46002 València

Ensems

Tel. +34 961 206 515
ensems@gva.es

Nota legal

Contacto express





Acepto las condiciones y la
política de privacidad

Ensems

asd fsdf Este es el texto SEO que se puede cambiar en la sección "configuración" del admin.
Este es el texto SEO que se puede cambiar en la sección "configuración" del admin.Este es el texto SEO que se puede cambiar en la sección "configuración" del admin.

Solicitamos su permiso para obtener datos estadísticos de su navegación en esta web, en cumplimiento del Real Decreto-ley 13/2012. Si continúa navegando consideramos que acepta el uso de cookies. OK | Más info