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“Astérion” (2018) is an acousmatic piece inspired by the story “The House of Asterion” by Borges.
The story describes the life of the Minotaur named Asterion who lives in an immense labyrinth. This is his home and his prison, is finite and at the same time infinite. Every nine years, nine men enter his house so he may deliver them from evil. One of them prophesied, at the moment of his death, that one day his redeemer would arrive (Theseus).
The acousmatic work leads the auditor through the labyrinth. In the last part, the musical concentration is accentuated linking this moment to the confrontation of Theseus with the Minotaur. The sigh of the end represents the last breath of Asterion.
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