REBORN SONGS OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS

This piece was composed as a commission issued by the AKOM Ensemble and the Codarts Composers Festival in 2019. The motivation behind this piece came after the discovery of Ibrahim El-Salahi's painting Reborn sounds of childhood dreams during a visit to the Tate Museum in London. More than the painting itself, which caught my attention was its name, so I decided to take it as a starting point to create my new piece.

The piece is divided in three movements: Daydreaming is an evocative whole soundscape that gives way to Fiesta, a martial movement which opposes to the previous one. The last movement, Candelas, is a very short accordion concerto dedicated to my sister. 

This piece was premiered on May 22nd, 2019 at Maaspodium Grote Zaal (Rotterdam). Performed by AKOM Ensemble and conducted by Roberto Beltrán.

Video created by Mateja Drev