instrumentation: harp and percussion

duration: ca. 13 min

for harp and percussion

Voice is a particular sound made by something with a soul; for nothing which does not have a soul has a voice”

Aristotle, De Anima (Book II)

anima highlights the anthropomorphic properties of both harp and percussion through an interplay between instruments and performer vocalization. For each non-linguistic utterance and articulation there exists an instrumental equivalent, and a continuum between voice and instrument is established at every point. Orchestrated as such, the piece dramatizes the instruments as entities with physical—organic—bodies, in search of some kind of “soul”.

The work is written and dedicated to friends Ben Melsky and Kyle Flens.
© 2018 Igor Santos. All Rights Reserved.

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