On April 10th at the Rosa Centre theatre the University of Calgary Orchestra will present the world premiere of Minha Terra, a piece composed by Denis Nassar.
Minha Terra is the Master’s degree thesis an orchestral work that explores the central challenge of generating an entire composition from pitch and rhythmic materials derived from spoken speech. It also deals with the challenge of having the sound of actual speech become an essential component of the musical context. The musical materials were generated from the vernacular speech and the regional dances and rhythms from the Brazilian provinces of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco. The piece has three movements with the approximate duration of eighteen minutes.
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