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UNCONQUERED MUSIC

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for fifteen performers

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Stabiles I

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Work composed with the support of the SNCA Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte of Mexico. © 2016 José-Luis Hurtado Ruelas


Stabiles I for fifteen performers (2016)


Work composed with the support of the SNCA Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte of Mexico. © 2016 José-Luis Hurtado Ruelas


INSTRUMENTATION • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alto Fl Oboe Bass Clarinet Bassoon Horn Trumpet Trombone 2 Percussionists Prepared piano Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola Violoncello Double bass

DURATION • 12 minutes ca.

DESCRIPTION • Folias is comprised of

INTERPRETATION NOTES RHYTHM, DURATION & PULSE

• • • •

Pulse is constant. However, rhythmic events and their overall duration are proportional. They should occur more less within the time frame proposed. A vertical dotted red line with an arrow indicates that the gesture must precisely happen on a specific point in time. This event in time will ideally coincide with other events in other instruments and their precision is essential to perceive an overall richer timbre.

PITCH & RANGE

• Pitch is relative: intervals respond to the trajectory proposed by the corresponding contour. • Follow the gestural/melodic trajectory proposed and ideally, balance between naturals, flats and sharps. Microtones are also an option. • Sometimes a brief 5 line-staff is given. In this case, the tone proposed is just a reference. Any other tone around it, but in the same register, could be used as a departing or arrival point.

• Clefs are not indicated on the score however, the standard clef used for each instrument is assumed. PHRASING

• Beams indicate phrasing. • Try to play all the events framed by the beam as if they were one single idea. • A gradual, organic, lyrical and elegant transformation from one event to another is desirable.

PERCUSSION

• • • • • •

Use unpitched percussion instruments or sound-making objects only. Anything is possible as long as it produces the kind of sound described. Cymbals, tam tams, or any kind of metal is preferred. Avoid the use of instruments or objects that produce and identifiable pitch (i.e. woodblocks, bongoes, toms). It is best to vary timbre among sections. Ideally, each percussionist should have a different set of instruments.

PREPARED PIANO

• The piano part is improvised. Listen and react accordingly. • For the preparation: mute all the strings inside the piano using a tuning wool felt. For the highest octave, it may be necessary to use the additional weight of one hand (to get a more wood sound) while playing with the other.


NOTATION

WINDS

Tremolo between a single tone and a multiphonic or an alternation of a multiphonic and a single frequency that belongs to the same multiphonic

Graze notes groups define the melodic trajectory of a collection of short, dry and light attacks. Sttaccatto and generally soft.

Dotted inclined line represents an Accelerando or Diminuendo

Three or more tones random tremolo

Beams indicate phrasing “Curly� stems represent beating/noisy multiphonics Thick vertical (extended)bars are multiphonics

Tremolo between two multiphonics

Gradual transformation from a multiphonic to a single tone

Staff

Continuous thick line represents a sustained tone

Dry irregular repetitions of the same multiphonic


BRASS Two-tone tremolo in both parts (brass instrument and voice) Dotted inclined line represent an Accelerando or Diminuendo

Three or more tones random trill

Square note heads represent a distorted diad result of a combination of a note played in the instrument and a note sung/hummed with the voice. This gesture usually precedes other gesture that sustains a tone and gliss another. The voice is always the gliss tone therefore, the tone sung by the voice can be either the upper or lower tone of the diad. Continuous thick line represents a sustained tone played by the instrument Continuous glissando sung/hummed by the voice An inclined line of dots refers to an ascending or descending continuous line of short attacks that results in a distorted interrupted glissando

Staff

Graze note groups define the melodic trajectory of a collection of short, dry and light attacks. Staccato and generally soft.

Beams indicate phrasing

Dry irregular repetitions of the same diad

PIANO

Improvised material The gray granular thick line represents a constantly moving/transforming improvised texture that should follow the proposed trajectory

A6 A4 A2 A0 Each of the eight lines forming the staff on which the gestural/textural material is placed refers to each of the eight octaves of the range of the instrument. For instance, the fifth line from the bottom to the top is middle A (a major sixth above middle C), the uppermost line is the highest A and the first line at the bottom is the lowest key (on a standard piano).

Knock with fingernails the strings inside the piano at the highest two octaves. If possible, follow the melodic contour proposed.

Scratch the strings inside the piano with fingernails at its lowest octave


STRINGS

Graze note groups represent a melodic trajectory of a collection of short, dry and light attacks played jettĂŠ.

Gradual transformation from a richer frequency overpressure sound (ideally in more than one string) to a single pure pitch

Dotted inclined line represents an Accelerando or Diminuendo

Overpressure

Staff

Gradual transformation of a tremolo between a diad and a single pitch from pure to distorted tones (normal to overpressure bowing)

Beams indicate phrasing

Three or more tones random trill

Graze note groups represent a melodic trajectory of a collection of short, dry and light attacks played jettĂŠ.

X notehead indicates to play col legno

s.p.

Short irregular fast repetitions of overpressure sound

Slow motion/tremolo among two strings or more in an overpressure manner. Ideally, the bow should do a zig-zag motion.

s.p. s.t. ord. pizz.

sul ponticello sul tasto ordinario pizzicato

Discontinuous overpressure sound


Transposed score

A

Work commissioned by the Festival Internacional Cervantino to commemorate the 400 death anniversary of Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

STABILES I

José-Luis Hurtado

for fifteen performers

1 = 160

7

16

7

16

Rit. 7 7

1 = 120

7

16

A Fl

Ob

B Cl

Bsn

1 = 160

Rit.

1 = 120

Rit.

1 = 120

Hn

Trp

Trb

harmonic scrape

Perc 1 metallico, luminoso harmonic scrape

Perc 2 metallico, luminoso

Pno

1 = 160 s.p.

Vn 1

s.p.

Vn 2

s.p.

Vla

s.p.

Vc

s.p.

Db

© 2016 by José Luis Hurtado Ruelas.

7


B

16

7

7

16

4 19

4

Ob

B Cl

Bsn

with bow

Perc 1 continuo, abbondante ma prudente with bow

Perc 2 continuo, abbondante ma prudente

Vn 1

Vn 2 ord.

Vla

ord.

Vc

Db

ord.


C

16

7

16

7

7

16

7

A Fl

Ob

B Cl

Hn

Perc 1

Perc 2

Pno Ped. sempre

Vc

Db


D

7

16

7

7

7

A Fl

Ob

B Cl

Bsn

Hn

Trp

Trb

harmonic scrape

Perc 1 metallico, luminoso

harmonic scrape

Perc 2 metallico, luminoso

Pno

s.p.

Vn 1

s.p.

Vn 2 s.p.

Vla

s.p.

Vc

s.p.

Db

14

7

16

7


E

46 sec. ca.

l.v.

with bow

Perc 1 continuo, abbondante ma prudente with bow

Perc 2 continuo, abbondante ma prudente

Pno

appasionadamente

pizz

Vn 1

pizz

Vn 2

pizz

Vla

pizz

Vc

pizz

Db

l.v.


F

7

16

7

7

with triangle beater l.v sempre eterogeneo, inzuppato, pizzicato with triangle beater l.v sempre eterogeneo, inzuppato, pizzicato

ord.

ord.

ord.

ord.

ord.

9

7

7

16

7


G

31

31

7

16

8

Ob

B Cl

Bsn

Rapido subito 1

= 160

Hn

Trb

with soft mallets

Perc 1 distante, indefinito e risonante

with soft mallets

Perc 2 distante, indefinito e risonante

Pno irregolare e lento

Rapido subito 1 (ord.)

Vla

(ord.)

Vc

(ord.)

Db

= 160


H

1’30’’ca.

Ob

B Cl

Bsn

Play these two gestures in any order

Lentamente

with bow

Perc 1

l.v statico, oscuro

with bow

Perc 2

l.v statico, oscuro,

Pno

l.v

Lentamente s.t.

Vla

Vc

s.t.

s.t.

Db


I

7

24 5 4 8

Costante 1

7

7

6

8

7

7

6 4 4 8

7

=120

with soft mallets l.v until it disappears‌

grave, incisivo e resonante

with soft mallets l.v until it disappears‌

grave, incisivo e resonante

l.v until it disappears‌

Costante 1

= 120

ord.

ord.

ord.

ord.

ord.

Morelia - Albuquerque September 3, 2016

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