Showtime! (2007)

This piece, inspired in and composed using excerpts from the book Three trapped tigers by Guillermo Cabrera Infante , is an attempt to develop the idea of an imaginary show in the Tropicana cabaret with a bilingual master of ceremonies presenting a rather unusual act. The sections in the piece are related to different rhythms of salsa, mambo, jazz, and chachachá, which are developed using mostly three instruments (trumpet, double-bass and trombone) as a basis for timbral and rhythmic developments.

This piece was composed in the Electronic studios of the Music Department of the University of York with the help of the members of the University Jazz Orchestra.

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October 20, 2007
MusicMusic by Felipe Otondo