Crónicas de Ultrasueño
Crónicas de Ultrasueño (Chronicles from Beyond Dreams) was inspired by the poetic musicality, unreality, and polylyricism of the unique Catalan and major Hispanic writer JV Foix (1894-1987). The title was borrowed from his last work Croniques de l’ultrason (1985). Scored for solo oboe and keyboard controlled FM synthesizers, the piece was conceived in three uninterrupted sections that seek to bind together with a strong introspective flavor such opposites as concrete and abstract, old and new, reality and unreality. A demanding oboe part interplays with the polymicrotonal sound colors of the live electronics along a linear path of increasingly complex drama.
Crónicas de Ultrasueño was realized at Ireme Studio in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) in 1992 and was commissioned by Uruguayan oboist León Biriotti with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). Crónicas de Ultrasueño premiered on June 1992 by León Biriotti in Vancouver. A later version for
- June 1992, León Biriotti, oboe • Concert, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)