Gabriela Ortiz

Hominum

Suite for orchestra

À propos de l'œuvre

Hominum plays with a kind of synaesthesia, creating a metaphorical sound world between certain colours and matter states to social, political, and philosophical concerns central to the human condition.

SPÉCIFICATIONS

Durée :

Mouvements :

4

Instrumentation :

Alto flute, two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons,
contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, two harps,
piano, celesta, strings

Spécifications techniques :

CONTEXTE

Date de composition:

2016

Commissaire:

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, and its Artistic Director, Carlos
Miguel Prieto, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Political Constitution of Mexico (1917-2017).

Représentations:

Premiere: January 27, 2017, Juilliard Orchestra, New York City, Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting

This piece was recently performed by the New World Symphony in November 2019.

BIOGRAPHIE

Two Latin Grammy nominated Gabriela Ortiz is one of the foremost composers in Mexico today, and one of the most vibrant musicians emerging in the international scene. Her musical language achieves an extraordinary and expressive synthesis of tradition and the avant-garde; combining high art, folk music and jazz in novel, frequently refined and always personal ways. Her compositions are credited for being both entertaining and immediate as well as profound and sophisticated; she achieves a balance between highly organized structure and improvisatory spontaneity. Although based in Mexico, her music is commissioned and performed all over the world.

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