SUAL Archives | 2012

Aurélio Edler-Copes: Cantiga for accordion and sound projection

Duration:     10‘00“
Type:             Recorded live at SUAL 2012
Credits:        Audio recording by JF, editing by BG
Notes:          Presented in conjunction with the shut up and listen! Award 2012


For accordion and sound projection

In “Cantiga” (“Song”) I have taken as reference the Cantigas de Santa Maria, of Alfonso X – in particular those of number 1, 252, and 326 – with the aim of bringing to mind archaic sonorities establishing a dialogue with the sound universe of the electronic music. The accordion seemed to me the ideal instrument due to its high pitch and technical potentials which allow it to approach some textures typical of the electronic music as the same time as it creates sounds and articulations close to instruments of medieval music.

Aurélio Edler-Copes

Aurélio Edler-Copes (Brazil, 1976) graduated in composition with Gabriel Erkoreka at the Basque Country Advanced Centre of Music, Spain; Master Degree in Composition at the Hochschule der Künst Bern by the tutelage of Georges Aperghis; postgraduate in Composition and Computer Music at the annual IRCAM’s Cursus in Paris. He also studied with Sciarrino, Saariaho, Furrer, Ferneyhough, Lang, Leroux, Hurel, Andre, López-López, Sotelo, Sánchez-Verdú, among others, in festivals as Acanthes, Impuls, Matrix, Injuve… His pieces have been awarded in a dozen of composition competitions (Injuve, Franz Joseph Reinl-Stiftung, Ensemblia, Pablo Sorozabal, Cátedra Manuel de Falla, Fundación Autor’s Prize, Verdi Competition, BAMDialogue, HIC-USA, Francisco Escudero, Prix Roma…) and are interpreted by soloists and ensembles as Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Quatuor Diotima, Itinéraire, Vortex, Sond’ar-te Ensemble, OENM, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, Bilbao’s Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra National de Lorraine, among others. He was Prix Roma of the Spanish Government working as composer in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome in 2010- 2011. He was also artistic member and composer in residence at the French Academy in Madrid – Casa de Velázquez in 2011-2012. He currently lives in Paris, works in different composition projects and is artistic director of the Krater Ensemble, from Spain. From July to September 2013 he will be composer in residency at the Kyoto Arts Center in Japan.

[info as of 11/2012]