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Bonafé, Valéria: A menina que virou chuva 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    A menina que virou chuva
  • Subtitle: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    In A menina que virou chuva I freely linked three phases of mourning to the
    three stages of the cycle of rain. And for each phase/stage I imagined a sonority. In the first sonority
    I associated the phase of Evaporation to an initial stage of mourning: the loss, an immense suction
    and dispersion of energy, the rarefaction, the emptiness, silence. In the second
    sonority, Condensation, I dealt with the concentration of densities, the accumulation, the image of
    despair, the upheaval. And then, finally, the image of precipitation, the rain, would follow. But the
    piece does not allow for this positive outcome: the closing of a cycle that culminates in a rain that
    washes. So I chose one cut in this cycle, an empty space. And what brings the piece to an end after
    this emptiness is a sonority that I have called After the rain. This sonority even evokes some
    lyricism, something that could sprout from resignation, from an after-loss serenity. But it
    necessarily admits the irruption of screams, spasms and memories. Three distinct sonorities that
    would orchestrate together a slightly more complex sound image: the image of death.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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