"Plage des Amours" 2014


2222 - 2230 - 3Perc - Hrp - Str

The Work

This piece is based on some observation notes and ramblings about the waters of the island of Boipeda in Bahia, Brazil. These waters are remarkable for their discreet movement, their brightness, and their temperature. I have tried to engender in the music the movement of these waters and the sensation of fluidity establishing the games of perceptual priority linked to the feeling of luminosity, and determining the poetic framework derived from the feeling of warmth and from affects such as sensuality, drowsiness, and torpor.

The Composer

Sérgio Rodrigo (born 1983 in Diamantina/Brazil) studied composition at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He has participated in several composition festivals meeting composers such as Silvio Ferraz, Claude Ledoux, Stefano Gervasoni, Lasse Thoresen, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Peter Eötvos, Chaya Czernowin and Brain Ferneyhough. His music has received important awards in Brazil such as the "Camargo Guarnieri" composition award and the “Tinta Fresca” orchestral composition award.  In 2012, his piece “Braids” has been awarded during the Festival Domaine Forget in Canada. His music has been performed by ensembles and orchestras such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble. Since 2015 he studies with Ivan Fedele at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.