- Year of composition: 1990
- Duration: 3:02
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
- Commission: empreintes DIGITALes
- 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
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]
- November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)