Animación del cuadrado (1984) 5’
chamber ensemble

scoring

flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 percussion players, horn, 2 violin and cello

 

premiere

26-06-1984

Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, España

Grupo Círculo, director José Luis Temes

 

commission

Grupo Círculo

 

record

Grupo Círculo. Talleres de Arte Actual 83-84

Círculo de Bellas Artes, 1985

CBA-1

 

program notes 

It was written as a gloss to the fine artwork of Pablo Palazuelo, on the occasion of the Talleres de Arte Actual from the Circle of Fine Arts (Madrid), where this artist participated.

The title is an expression of Palazuelo himself, which perfectly sums up  one of the most impressive features of his work: his mysterious ability to communicate life to something as inanimate as a geometric element.

Relating art and biology, it is as if this painter had the key, so sought after by biologists, of why a virus, for example, which is a lifeless chemical structure (geometric), suddenly begins to behave like a living organism.

It has been tried to suggest this in the piece and, instead of geometry,  numbers have been used to express the main sound qualities, which throughout this work are changing or, as a metaphor, are experiencing their corresponding “vital processes”.