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Other Minds Festival:
OM 8, Concert 3: 02 “Arenas d'un tiempo” & “Canto” by Tania León

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 28 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds

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“Arenas d'un Tiempo” (”Sands of Time”) was inspired by the beaches that I could see from my hotel room during a stay in Río de Janeiro. The motions and gestures of the piece were suggested by the striking change in the appearance of a beach's sand when the wind disturbs its tranquility and re-forms the sand into a pattern of ripples.

“Canto” exists on many levels-along the lines of a multi-dimensional checkerboard. The simplicity of a song is mirrored by a solo instrument as the center of a musical universe, along with a multiplicity of harmonic and rhythmic cells orbiting around its core. The texts all are by Cuban writers, and the music was premiered by baritone Thomas Buckner, who commissioned it. "Tania León

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Arenas d'un tiempo (”Sands of Time”), for clarinet, cello, and piano (1992) (12:04) / Tania León
Performers:  Continuum:
David Gresham, clarinet
Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello
Cheryl Seltzer, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Chamber music; New music; Trios (Piano, clarinet, cello)
People:  León, Tania; Seltzer, Cheryl; Gresham, David; Cooper, Kristina Reiko
Recording Date:  3/9/2002
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Canto: Cinco [text by Maya Islas] ; Atadercer en el Trópico [text by José Triana] ; Canción de Cuna [text by Iraida Iturralde] ; Epitalamio [text by José Kozer] ; XXIV [text by Alina Galiano], for baritone, clarinet, cello, marimba, and piano (2000) (14:59) / Tania León
Performers:  Thomas Buckner, baritone
Continuum:
Joel Sachs, conductor
David Gresham, clarinet
Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello
Cheryl Seltzer, piano
Tom Kolor, marimba
Genre:  Art Songs
Subject:  Art songs; Song cycles; Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble
People:  León, Tania; Sachs, Joel ; Seltzer, Cheryl; Gresham, David; Cooper, Kristina Reiko; Kolor, Thomas; Buckner, Tom; Islas, Maya; Triana, José, 1931-; Iturralde, Iraida; Kozer, José; Galiano, Alina
Recording Date:  3/9/2002
 
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