Rocío Cano Valiño


  • Rocío Cano Valiño
  • Year of composition: 2018
  • Duration: 8:22
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • ISWC: T3004288506

Astérion is an acousmatic piece inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ The House of Asterion. The shorty story describes the life of a Minotaur named Asterion, who lives in an immense labyrinth. This place is his home and his prison, and is at once finite and infinite. Every nine years, nine men enter his house so that he may “deliver them from evil.” One of them prophesies that at the time of his death, his redeemer (Theseus) would come. The acousmatic work leads the auditor through the labyrinth. In the last part, the musical concentration is accentuated linking this moment to the confrontation between Theseus and the Minotaur. The final sigh represents the last breath of Asterion.

[Source: MR 2018]