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  • En Los Bosques (2012) bassoon + track

    Accompaniment Track – Free Download


    MP3 8.6MB: Track-En Los Bosques-Hovatter.mp3
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    Based on the poem by Pablo Neruda, “En Los Bosques” is a dialogue between a bassoon and prerecorded audio. The track to “En Los Bosques” is a mix of personally made recordings. Congos, djembe, ukelele, pipe organ, and field recordings made in Mt. Tamalpais California are mixed with the voice of my good friend and fellow composer Kevin Villalta. My deepest thanks go to Susan Nelson and the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at the College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University for commissioning this work now published by Imagine Music Publishing.

    Score Available through Imagine Music Publishing


    Translation of Neruda’s text:
    Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
    and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips
    maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,
    a cracked bell, or a torn heart.

    Something from far off it seemed
    deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth,
    a shout muffled by huge autumns,
    by the moist half open darkness of the leaves.

    Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig
    sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance
    climbed up through my conscious mind
    as if suddenly the roots I had left behind cried out to me,
    the land I had lost with my childhood and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.
    -Pablo Neruda

  • The Brook (2013) fixed media

    handbell choir, recorders, melodica, piano, spoken word, field recordings + processing

    Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
    Dedicated to Becky Reilly

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  • Heir’s Landscape (2012) fixed media

    flute, viola, guitar, field recording + processing

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