“Cuando Neruda Soñó” is dedicated to people who want to find inner peace in order to share the best version of themselves with the people around them.
This piece is an adventure of someone who is disconnected from himself and his environment, and undertakes a journey in total solitude, into an immense space carrying all of his uncertainties. It is that space that teaches him to find himself, to ask questions, and to reflect. In the process, he may get lost, but he knows that he will struggle to find the way, and ends up revealing to himself a truth that transcends him. A truth so powerful that it dazzles him. It makes him see life where he once saw loneliness. Finally, feeling at peace and harmony with himself, he finds the help of great guides who sail at his side. This piece leaves us with the awareness that we will never be completely alone. Only when we see ourselves and accept the multiple layers of our embodiment, can we connect with our environment and those around us. When we accept ourselves as we are, perfectly as we are, we can provide the best version of ourselves with the people around us and the world.
Necesito del mar porque me enseña:
no sé si aprendo música o conciencia:
no sé si es ola sola o ser profundo
o sólo ronca voz
o deslumbrante suposición de peces y navios.
I need the sea because it teaches me:
I don’t know if I learn music or consciousness:
I don’t know if it’s a single wave or deep depth
or a hoarse voice
or a shining suggestion of ships and fish.
“When Neruda Dreamed” was a commissioned piece for the Chilean group called Tersum Canticum. It was on Sunday, January 12, 2014, when I started writing this piece. It took on a passion and life of its own, and on January 18, 2014, I had finished writing the 6 minutes of music now called “El Mar”. After the premiere of the piece in Viña del Mar on August 2, 2014, I decided to reformulate the piece and expand the tessitura of the chords so that what I was feeling was expressed in a more powerful way through the music. When I finished writing the piece, I renamed it “When Neruda Dreamed.” The work finally premiered on December 10, 2017, in South Africa by the renowned Lumine Amicci choir, and teacher, Michelangelo Cloette. The virtual choir prepared for one year for the presentation of this work. It was presented to the public on July 20, 2018. This day is significant because it is a day of friendship in Argentina, a special day to remember the essence of the message of this piece.
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