Almas de Barro

A teenage Love Song 

Santiago Veros at the age of 19 writes this piece dedicated to a woman who for that time she was shy and he rarely talked with her.
Almas de Barro describes intimately the moments of counterpoint classes when these two people look at each other in a very adolecent way, they can not do of anything more than continue to look at each other in complete silence.


The piece is born as a statement to be put into sound in the counterpoint class. The idea was to make a sound representation of the situation, so at the beginning of the play there are no words and the voices act like those looks, they march together and from time to time dodge to highlight the discomfort of the situation and to the few seconds, they are back together. The poem accompanies giving the message that all this is a fantasy,
a state of reverie where, on awakening, everything is will lose.
As the work progresses we will see how the voices begin to detach and when they (the voices) wake up, they realize that they are lost and in complete solitude and that is their only point in common.
Then there will come a coda that longs to return to sleep, to belong to that dream.


Choir: Cantus Novus Femina Epilogi 
Conductor: Angelina Nicolaidou
Europa Cantat 2018, Tallinn, Estonia


Lyrics

Las miradas perdidas,
Se funden.
Se funden a lo lejos
Con sueños en el silencio
Del dulce abrazo
De los ojos.
Se unen los sueños
En soledad:
Y las almas perdidas se unen
En el susurro
Del dulce abrazo
Y las caricias de las sombras,
Despiertan sueños.
Y las almas perdidas,
se funden en sueños

Translation

The lost looks,
They merge.
it melt in the distance
With dreams in silence
Of the sweet embrace
Of the eyes.
Dreams come together
in solitude:
And the lost souls come together
In the whisper
Of the sweet embrace
And in the caresses of the shadows,
They awaken dreams.
And the lost souls,
Are fused in dreams.

(to María Betania Rocholl)


Experience in Europe Cantat


 Cantus Novus Femina Epilogi making the world premiere of Almas de Barro at the Europa Cantat Festival

On July 29, 2018, Santiago became the first Argentinian composer to premiere a work at the prestigious Tallinn Festival in Estonia of Europe CANTAT with Cantus Novus Femina Epilogi from Cyprus. This incredible choir, directed by the great Angelina Nicolaidou, has plans to team up to make several works with Santiago. Among them, as already announced, is the recording of an official video of the work “Almas de Barro” during the month of September 2018 and the realization of a work called “O crux” and the emblematic “O Magnum mysterium”.


I want to rehearse this piece with Santiago

Santiago Veros reharsing with Angelina Nicolaidou and Cantus Novus Femina Epilogi in Grece
Rehearsing with Angelina Nicolaidou and Cantus Novus Femina Epilogi in Grece

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