Title of the work: Oltre.
Composer: Javier Torres Maldonado.
Year of composition: 2016-2017.
Instruments: Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bass-clarinet, Oboe and English Horn (1 player), Violin, Celesta, Vibrafono, Violino, Viola and Violoncello .
Duration: 10 minutes.
Publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - Milano (for a free copy of the score please contact me or send an e-mail to my publisher).
First world performance: 01.02.2017, Teatro Litta, Milan, Rondò concert season, Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (conductor).
Score (only with authorizatin)
The Divertimento Ensemble directed by Sandro Gorli also commissioned and premièred on February 1, again at the Teatro Litta in Milan during the "Rondò" season, Oltre for 10 instrumentalists. The composer introduces his new work: «Commissioned by Sandro Gorli for the Divertimento Ensemble, Oltre for 10 instrumentalists is dedicated to Maria Isabella De Carli. The piece stems from the idea to extend and transform the resonance of the last chord of Franco Donatoni's Spiri. Oltre was written for the same instrumentation as Spiri: violin and oboe (also the cor anglais) as soloists, wind trio (flute, clarinet and bass clarinet), string trio (violin, viola and cello), celeste and vibraphone. There is no break between the start of Oltre and the end of Spiri, given that the opening prolongs the resonance of the previously mentioned chord. From the succession of "states" and initial transformations of the chord, which are immediately contrasted by a microtonal sequence encompassing a maximum interval of a major second augmented by a quarter of a tone, first presented by the solo violin, a structure in modules becomes apparent, whose durations are regulated by "golden" ratios; their succession gives rise to an irregular, non random structure. The transformations of the basic sound objects involve complementarity, negation and rupture, and the states of the material that have been generated by them are strictly linked to the idea of considering them as possible constellations which could in turn give rise, in the last measure, to new music».