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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.