2011 Mar eterno children's choir 5:00 min.
written for the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
commissioned by Robert Geary
Mar eterno is structured by little phonetic gestures which, like the endless waves of the sea, are always moving, always building new inner trajectories and therefore, always forming new meanings. The overall insatiable texture is the result of both the interaction of the three groups in which the choir is divided, each of them having a different kind of material and role in the piece as well as the soloistic nature of each of the performers which are required to sing, speak, hum, whisper, and even scream.
The work sets a three-line text by Mexican poet José Emilio Pacheco (1939 - 2014).
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir | Robert Geary, conductor
March 10th, 2012 | Festival of New Music for Treble Voices | San Francisco, CA, USA