HUGO MORALES MURGUIA
Tonewood for 5 musicians , amplified resonant wooden instruments and sound generator
The term “tonewood” generally refers to any wood which may be used in the construction of a musical instrument, specifically string instruments. An intrinsic characteristic of these instruments is the use of a resonant chamber, or sound-box, which not only projects the sound of the instrument but provides personality and quality to the overall sound of the instrument depending on its size, architecture and different kinds of wood used in its elaboration. This piece explores the internal resonances of each instrument and the way these correlate with the external performance space. For this, each instrument is continuously “scanned” through a series of impulses, exciting several resonant modes and projecting different overtones resulting in complex harmonic relationships.
Commissioner: Ensemble Modelo62 (NL)
Finantial support: Fondspodiumkunsten
Duration: 12 minutes