Title to be determined
2018-19
Symphonic Orchestra
Duration: 9 minutes

Premiere: 11 May 2019. Oxford Philharmonia
Composition based on the “Codex on Birds” by Leonardo Da Vinci. Commissioned by Oxford Philharmonia.

The Shout
2018
Symphonic Orchestra
Duration: 7 minutes

Private premiere: 4 March 2018, Oxford. Oxford Philharmonia.

The work is based on Simon Armitage’s poem of the same name. The orchestra is here treated not only as an instrument but also as a prosodic element through the recitation of its members.

Daivat
Symphonic Orchestra
2017
Duration: 14 minutes

Premiere: 4 April 2019. Galicia Symphony Orchestra

Daivat means power, strength in Sanskrit. It also refers to the time that memory cannot remember.

Before Silence
Symphonic Orchestra
2012
Duration: 14 minutes
Premiere: 11 February 2012. National Orchestra of Spain. Conductor: Jordi Bernacer Madrid, National Auditorium. Composition competition, BBVA Foundation – National Auditorium

The starting point of this piece is silence, not as a physical fact but as the magic phenomenon that happens when a music composition finishes. The compositional process is thus made with this final point in mind, which was composed in first instance. As a result the end of the work is treated as not as the consequence of all previous musical processes but as the true originator of musical form.

Signals
Symphonic Orchestra
2010
Duration: 13 minutes.

Premiere: January 8, 2011. National Orchestra of Spain. Conductor: José Luis Temes Madrid, National Auditorium. Composition competition, BBVA Foundation – National Auditorium

Work that continues with the research line of Sibilus including whistled languages from around the world.

Sibilus
Symphonic Orchestra
2008
Duration: 15 minutes

Premiere: 19 September 2009, Seoul. Seoul Arts Center. Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Chi-Yong Jung Seoul (Korea). Composition competition Isang Yun.

Sibilus is the starting point of a research into the possibilities that certain melodies from whistled languages offer for composition.

Umbrales (Thresholds)
Symphonic Orchestra
2006
Duration: 17 minutes.

Premiere: 4 May 2009. ORCAM, Orchestra of Madrid Region. Conductor: Carlos Cuesta. Madrid, National Auditorium. Season 2008-09.

Unlike the classical-romantic symphony, Umbrales proposes extensive interludes between its different contrasting movements. This creates a destabilizing formal effect while the intermediate sections provide unity to the work.

Manuel M. Burgos