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“Mans enceses”, literally meaning “burning hands” or “lighted hands”, is a poetical image taken from a poem by Vicent A. Estellés, where he describes a rural dance in which the young couples feel their love and passion but can’t express them in public and instead they are “limited” to dancing. Curiously, Estellés wrote that poem in a way that it could be adapted to a bolero, a traditional spanish dance whose rhythm became famous thanks to a certain Frech composer… So I tried to reflect that image of contention, retaining the mouvement, and alternating it with more “dancing” moments. In some way, this piece is also a dance from the point of view of the interaction between the musicians, which take over and over again the same notes, motives, rhythms… from the others.
This piece was written in the Klassenarbeit program with Ensemble Recherche, to whom it is dedicated.
Bass / baritone oboe
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