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MUNICIPAL SYMPHONIC BAND OF ALICANTE – BSMA / ensems 44

24 September / 20:00h.

Price: Free

PROGRAM:

Part I

JERRY GOLDSMITH (1929-2004) ALIEN: THE EIGHTH PASSENGER (1979)

Arrangement: Pablo Olivas

PEDRO SALINAS, A THOUSAND SECONDS OF EXORCISM AGAINST HUMAN STUPIDITY

Part II

SIXTO HERRERO

– JALEO (2017) FOR SAX QUARTET AND BAND
– THE CITY (2018) RAPSODY FOR SYMPHONIC BAND

* JERRY GOLDSMITH (1929-2004), THE PLANET OF THE APES (THE HUNT) (1968)

Arrangement: Pablo Olivas

 

Conductor: José Vicente Díaz Alcaina

 


ALIEN: THE EIGHTH PASSENGER. Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) Arrangement: Pablo Olivas

The music of “Alien, the eighth passenger” has earned on its own merits to be doubly recognized among the most outstanding in history. On the one hand, because Goldsmith did an impressive and tremendously original and daring work for his time. The result is a soundtrack in which Goldsmith manages to combine a sense of strangeness, mystery and humanity in a space and future world. A world that is assaulted by a strange and brutal being that we don’t know how to deal with, but that at the same time seems strangely attractive to us. That is precisely one of the reasons why Goldsmith is considered one of the greatest composers in history.

 

PEDRO SALINAS ROBLES

Since 2020 he has been fully dedicated to composition, carrying out an intense activity as a result of which he has received in 2021 a Special Mention in the Nova Ligure International Composition Competition for band in Italy, a 3rd prize in the International Composition Competition for String Quartets Cuerda from the Technological University of Mara in Malaysia for his work Pandemic Tales and, in 2022, a 2nd prize in the Symphony Orchestra category at the Vienna International Composition Competition (Austria) organized by the Franz Schubert Conservatory, a 4th prize from the Maestros Vision Awards International Composition Competition in Beijing (China), a 3rd prize of the International Composition Competition Vienna Classical Music Academy of Vienna Austria in the chamber music modality and recently in June he received the first prize in the 7th Symphonic Composition Competition SEM of Sacile (Venezia) as a consequence of which his work Things that happened on February 24 was e premiered and edited in Switzerland.

As a result of this intense work, the Orchestra of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, the Municipal Symphonic Band of Alicante, the Ibero-American Quartet of Kuala Lumpur, the Prisma Quartet of Valencia, Aklarinet Leuka of Alicante, L’Ensemble of Valencia are some of the professional groups that have projects with Salinas in the coming months.

In addition, his work has been published by Unión Musical Española, Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia and GTE Música.

Pedro Salinas Robles studied clarinet in his native Requena and in the conservatories of Buñol, Valencia and Rotterdam. It is at this last conservatory that in addition to graduating in clarinet (cum laude) with professors Ab Vos and Walter Boeykens, he graduated in orchestra conducting (excellent) with Dan Admiraal and Arie van Beek. He is currently finishing Composition studies at the CSMA in Alicante. He has directed as head, the bands of Chera, Calanda, Villajoyosa Musical Athenaeum, Muro de Alcoy, Teulada, Requena, Polop and Benidorm; and as guest conductor, the Valencian Community Youth Orchestra, Netherland Studenten Kamer Orkest, Palma de Mallorca Municipal Band, Rotterdam Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is a teacher of the Benidorm Municipal Professional Conservatory Orchestra.

 

ONE THOUSAND SECONDS OF EXORCISMS AGAINST HUMAN STUPIDITY. Pedro Salinas

He was the Jury’s Special Mention at the NOVIMUSICO International Composition Competition of Nova Ligure in Italy in August 2021, and it was the first of the 6 international awards that the composer has received until then.

The “Giura” highlighted the work for a writing of great interest with predominance and particular ‘colorist’ combinations. In the words of the jury “The complex writing, especially in the field of woodwinds, makes some pages of great technical difficulty as a whole. The technical mastery in the treatment of the instrumental template gives the piece a high level of quality ” .

The formal approach is structured by a series of sections linked by the initial cell and presented following a type of Fibonacci sequence at seconds 100, 200, 300, 500, and 800… using the last 200 seconds to close the construction site.

 

 

JALEO. Sixto Herrero

It was born as a work in the form of a suite for saxophone quartet and music band, in which different Hispanic-American dances coexist and underlie, from flamenco, represented by cante jondo and bulerías rhythm, Venezuelan waltzes and joropos, Cuban danzones , Argentine milongas and tangos, and Brazilian sambas. The orchestration is organized for a saxophone quartet as a solo chamber group, in which instruments can be changed among its members, and a music band as a grosso. The first dance that has been written in the form of a musical suite and subtitled “De la bulería y el cante jondo”, is inspired by Spanish flamenco. Underlying this piece is the rhythm por bulerías and alegrías, interspersed by the ayeo of a cante jondo, that is to say, a section inspired by the “sing ahead” presented in the form of melismas as if it were a flamenco mining song. In this first dance, the saxophone quartet, which on this occasion will be made up of three soprano saxophones in Bb and a baritone in Eb, in addition to acting as a soloist, introduces the flamenco theme through sound elements based on musical spectralism, achieved through the use of extended techniques typical of the instruments. The music band represents the accompaniment of the guitar in a metaphorical way without abandoning in many cases the concept of grosso, it also fulfills the function of accompanying and contextualizing sonorously and motivicly the musical discourse of the soloists.

 

 

THE CITY. Sixto Herrero

This work is written for a large symphonic band of music in a single movement in the form of a Rhapsody. Composed from the ancient Gregorian modes used from a new concept, neomodality, a technique that allows reaching new modal patterns with which the different sections of this musical work are designed, especially the last two. The work conceptually represents the territorial location of a city and its evolution through time. To do this, as a metaphorical idea, the music begins by describing the landscape belonging to prehistoric man, from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic, from Homo Hábilis to Homo Sapiens Sapiens, from cavemen, from carved stone, from its rock and musical art. to the sedentary man who, after the appearance of writing, begins to create the first human settlements and, as a consequence, the first cities that, many of them, will develop until reaching our times, as we know them today. Therefore, we are talking about the pre-European man and the urban heritage received after the passing of the ages of Western history.
In short, the work tries to describe the different landscapes that were part of a city, starting from a natural landscape without buildings, from the first human settlement in its aftermath, from the creation of the first city and its transformation to the present day, described through the music, starting from ancient musical material and transforming it in a parallel way to the city according to the most representative ages of western history.

 

PLANET OF THE APES. Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) Arrangement: Pablo Olivas
An experimental OST.
Contemporary and experimental music had already been used by other composers at the time, but Goldsmith was the first to do so on a blockbuster title like this. Some identify it as the first completely atonal soundtrack in a Hollywood film. From the credit titles, the music clearly shows its intentions: a series of percussions (filtered through an echoplex), a small piano phrasing, various explosions in the brass… it is the perfect sound to place us in an alien world and primary.
Although the soundtrack sometimes moves through more atmospheric terrain as we accompany our astronauts to discover this strange planet, the music shines in its continuous samples of action and orchestral violence. That energy explodes completely in the extraordinary “The Hunt”, a scene that you will be able to enjoy as the culmination of the concert.
Free invitations: they can be purchased online at the web address https://bandasinfonica.eventbrite.es. Access to the venue from one hour before the concert.

Funded by the ENSEMS festival

 

LA CIUDAD. Sixto Herrero

It was born as a work in the form of a suite for saxophone quartet and music band, in which different Hispanic-American dances coexist and underlie, from flamenco, represented by cante jondo and bulerías rhythm, Venezuelan waltzes and joropos, Cuban danzones , Argentine milongas and tangos, and Brazilian sambas. The orchestration is organized for a saxophone quartet as a solo chamber group, in which instruments can be changed among its members, and a music band as a grosso. The first dance that has been written in the form of a musical suite and subtitled “De la bulería y el cante jondo”, is inspired by Spanish flamenco. Underlying this piece is the rhythm por bulerías and alegrías, interspersed by the ayeo of a cante jondo, that is to say, a section inspired by the “sing ahead” presented in the form of melismas as if it were a flamenco mining song. In this first dance, the saxophone quartet, which on this occasion will be made up of three soprano saxophones in Bb and a baritone in Eb, in addition to acting as a soloist, introduces the flamenco theme through sound elements based on musical spectralism, achieved through the use of extended techniques typical of the instruments. The music band represents the accompaniment of the guitar in a metaphorical way without abandoning in many cases the concept of grosso, it also fulfills the function of accompanying and contextualizing sonorously and motivicly the musical discourse of the soloists.

 

THE CITY. Sixtus Blacksmith

This work is written for a large symphonic band of music in a single movement in the form of a Rhapsody. Composed from the ancient Gregorian modes used from a new concept, neomodality, a technique that allows reaching new modal patterns with which the different sections of this musical work are designed, especially the last two. The work conceptually represents the territorial location of a city and its evolution through time. To do this, as a metaphorical idea, the music begins by describing the landscape belonging to prehistoric man, from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic, from Homo Hábilis to Homo Sapiens Sapiens, from cavemen, from carved stone, from its rock and musical art. to the sedentary man who, after the appearance of writing, begins to create the first human settlements and, as a consequence, the first cities that, many of them, will develop until reaching our times, as we know them today. Therefore, we are talking about the pre-European man and the urban heritage received after the passing of the ages of Western history.
In short, the work tries to describe the different landscapes that were part of a city, starting from a natural landscape without buildings, from the first human settlement in its aftermath, from the creation of the first city and its transformation to the present day, described through the music, starting from ancient musical material and transforming it in a parallel way to the city according to the most representative ages of western history.

 

PLANET OF THE APES. Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) Arrangement: Pablo Olivas
An experimental OST.
Contemporary and experimental music had already been used by other composers at the time, but Goldsmith was the first to do so on a blockbuster title like this. Some identify it as the first completely atonal soundtrack in a Hollywood film. From the credit titles, the music clearly shows its intentions: a series of percussions (filtered through an echoplex), a small piano phrasing, various explosions in the brass… it is the perfect sound to place us in an alien world and primary.
Although the soundtrack sometimes moves through more atmospheric terrain as we accompany our astronauts to discover this strange planet, the music shines in its continuous samples of action and orchestral violence. That energy explodes completely in the extraordinary “The Hunt”, a scene that you will be able to enjoy as the culmination of the concert.
Free invitations: they can be purchased online at the web address https://bandasinfonica.eventbrite.es. Access to the venue from one hour before the concert.

Funded by the ENSEMS festival

 


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