Works Mambo à la Braque Javier Álvarez

Mambo à la Braque

  • Javier Álvarez
  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration: 3:02
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: empreintes DIGITALes

Like words made out of cutting letters from a newspaper, I have used in Mambo à la Braque (Braque-style Mambo) short musical segments which come from the well known mambo Caballo Negro by composer Dámaso Perez Prado to whom this short piece pays homage. I have reassembled them into a sound mosaic and used a few other sounds to ‘glue’ them together. My aim was to create a sort of cubist music, or put in other words, a mambo of my own invention made out of mambo cuttings.

Javier Álvarez [xi-90]


Premiere

  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)

Albums

Scores

  • [November 1992]
    Mambo à la Braque (1990, 3:02) by Javier Álvarez

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