Isotopic Variations

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Instrument(s)
full orchestra
With electronics
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Work premiered
May 2018
Venue of the premiere
Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo, Porto (Portugal)
Duration
10 minutes

The whole musical material of the piece comes from the first 14 bars of Density 21.5 by Edgard Varèse, a composer who is strongly interested in the relation between music and science. The title of my work gets inspired by this aesthetic, since the word “isotopy” has two different meanings. In chemistry, isotopes are atoms that share the same atomic number, but who are distinguished by the mass. On the other hand, isotopy is the recurrence of thematic elements which permits a coherent interpretation of a text.