Remixing Padilla Motets

Remixing Padilla Motets

Inspired by 17th-century composer Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, I’ve been thinking about the whole process of remixing. Now, I’m not a composer of electronic music—nor am I a DJ. But I would like to translate some of the ideas behind the current remix culture to...
Yokai Nocturnes

Yokai Nocturnes

Yokai are mythical creatures from Japanese fairy tales and stories. Four of these creatures form the inspiration for A Bonsai Garden, Set IX (“Yokai Nocturnes”), whose eight movements in general are rather short in duration, and whose stylistic...
Fragments

Fragments

“…with the waning of the nineteenth-century novel, the world lost its unity and its meaning. As we set out to write novels today, all we have at hand are fragments and more fragments. This can be a source of optimism: By ridding ourselves of hierarchies, we can...
Sweet Refuge

Sweet Refuge

I just came up with a nickname for my Suite for Orchestra. And I finally figured out how it will finish! My colleague, conductor Sergio Castro Medina, commissioned me a piece for the 10th Anniversary of the student orchestra ”Sinfonia” here at the UDLAP. So far two...
Bonsai Baroque

Bonsai Baroque

Vivaldi and maracas. I’ve been exploring miniatures for various instrumental combinations for a while now because I’m interested in taking the idea back to the Baroque origins of the concerto. One of Mexico’s most treasured artists, guitarist Roberto Limón has taken...