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JULIÁN FUEYO

Hurakán

Premiered by Donald Crockett & the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble

as a part of the 2022 Aspen Music Festival

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Hurakán

Full Orchestra (pgs. 13-34)

FOR MIXED ENSEMBLE

NOV. 2015

About the piece:

Hurakán is a triptych inspired by the pre- Hispanic god of hurricanes called Hurakán, and it explores the three main stages that storms undergo, namely evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. I was particularly interested in exploring both the symbolic associations of each stage — as depicted in pre-Hispanic myth and visual art (ex. image on the cover) —as well as the environmental processes explained by science, hence the titles of the movements: I. Ascension, II. Color crystallization, III. Prismatic precipitation. To this end, the first movement features a series of ascending motives. The second movement showcases a vibraphone solo and a series of riffs clashing into each other. Lastly, the third movement explores color and mechanics in an elusive texture akin to liquid crystals.

Instrumentation: 

     Flute

     Clarinet in Bb

     Vibraphone

     Piano

 

     2 Violins

     Viola

     Cello

     Contrabass

INSTRUMENTATION
Julián Fueyo's "Hurakán"
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