for wind ensemble

by Amparo Edo Biol

Composition for Symphonic Band inspired by one of the most popular phenomena of this decade and future ones: Snapchat. Snap is something that occurs unexpectedly or without anticipation. Besides the social platform, snap has almost become a lifestyle: all information is available imminently, we connect to long-distance videoconferences immediately and spontaneity leads our lives. However, we often think too much about our pose to achieve the perfect picture that the impulsive experience becomes analyzed, organized, and structured, giving the meaning of spontaneity a 360 turn. With this composition, I propose a reflection on the sonic result of the spontaneous and energetic spirit, based on an ephemeral snap, constructed over organized musical elements (dodecaphonism) and using organizes and structured compositional techniques.

Year: 2018

Duration: 4:30 min.

Difficulty: 4.5

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 clarinets, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet
2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, baritone sax
4 horns, 3 trumpets, flugelhorn, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba
timpani, 6 percussionists, harp, piano, violoncellos, double basses

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