Música para una exposición de Arte Melanesio (2021) 22'
recorder and fixed electronics stereo

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Pedro Bonet




Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, Málaga, Spain

Pedro Bonet, recorder; Adolfo Núñez, electroacoustics



Academia Malagueña de Ciencias and Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Málaga


program notes 

This work was co-authored by Pedro Bonet (recorders) and Adolfo Núñez (electroacoustics) to accompany the exhibition entitled Otros mundos, el Pacífico en Málaga (Other worlds, the Pacific in Malaga), sample of the private collection of Juan Carlos Rey Salgado, of handicraft objects from the region of Melanesia in the South Pacific. Pedro Bonet performed an improvisation using various recorders emulating wind instruments native to the Sepik River region (New Guinea Island) and the Solomon Islands. The electroacoustic part is a fantasy or reinterpretation from today, inspired by the music of those cultures, also imagining the possible soundscape of their natural habitats. Among other resources it uses some fragments of the recordings made in the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait of 1898. In addition, Bonet proposed as inspiration some recordings of indigenous music collected in the South Pacific between the years 1970-90 by the British musician David Fanshawe.

This piece in addition to accompany this exhibition can be presented in concert performing a live improvisation for recorder and the electroacoustic track.

Recording and processing made by Jhoani Lucía De Anta Armas and Gloria Campos Sánchez at the ECIS-CSIPM (Espacio de creación e investigación sonora) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Mix and mastering by Adolfo Núñez.

For more information visit:<https://www.amciencias.com/pacifico.html>.


Captura de pantalla 2021-06-12 a las 22.34.02

Piece from Juan Carlos Rey Salgado collection.