Night Study 2 (2016)

‘Oh, night more lovely than the dawn…’

                         (John of the Cross)

This piece is a musical exploration of real and imaginary nocturnal landscapes using as a timbral framework the wide palette of percussive and tonal sounds of the Javanese gamelan orchestra. Recordings of individual gamelan percussion instruments are explored aiming to develop an organic sonic framework where natural and synthesised sounds are contrasted, blended and combined with nocturnal wildlife field recordings carried out in Chile, Mexico and England. This piece was composed during a residency at the Mexican Centre for Music and Sound Arts (CMMAS) and is sister piece of the composition ‘Night study 1’ shown below.

Awards: 2016 Citta di Udine International Composition Prize2016 Computer SpaceMAtera INtermedia festival & PULSAR 2017 (finalist).

listen to an excerpt of this piece

October 20, 2016
MusicMusic by Felipe Otondo