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BURSZTYN II: Minimaquina I

For prepared alto flute, saxophones, violin & cello

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Estimated Duration
6 - 10min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-6586-6

Notes on this piece

BURSZTYN pays homage to Colombian sculptor Feliza Bursztyn (1933-1982), known for works welded from scrap metal and other waste materials. In her sculptures, discarded objects are clearly visible and remind the viewer of their former functionality, but coalesce into new structures that the artist refers to as “impossible objects.” Méndez takes inspiration from two series of works by Bursztyn, one titled Minimáquinas, and the other Flexidras. The former are small, tidy, machine-like structures with movable parts; the latter are chaotic assemblages of wire that, while static, appear to be in movement.

Bursztyn’s transformations of familiar objects—closely related to Méndez’s own practice of defamiliarizing instruments through “preparations” and extended techniques—propelled the composer towards an even more radical metamorphosis of traditional instruments, in search of “impossible” musical objects. Thus, in “BURSZTYN II: Minimáquina I,” the alto flute is played using the mouthpiece of a recorder, and the alto saxophone’s bell is fitted with a spring drum. 

Text by Manuel Laufer

Performed by Vertixe Sonora.
Recorded by Luca Gardani.
Mastered by Murat Colak.

Keiko Murakami- prepared alto flute/headjoint
Pablo Coello- prepared saxophones
Roberto Alonso- prepared violin
Hugo Paiva- prepared cello
Score Details
Format - A3 / Tabloid
Pages - 72
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