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Alberto Posadas: Elogio De La Sombra, by the Diotima Quartet

21 min
Alberto Posadas: Elogio De La Sombra, by the Diotima Quartet

A reflection on mortality

Having used mathematics and physics to develop new musical techniques, Alberto Posadas has forged his name as a groundbreaking contemporary composer. This 2012 composition takes the name of a work by Argentinian writer, Jorge Louis Borges, which reflects on blindness, old age and death. In this piece, he recreates the dark thoughts of a man dreading his own demise with heart-wrenching dissonant slides and minor second clashes.

Full concert
The Diotima Quartet Live From The Georges Pompidou Centre, Manifeste Festival 2017
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
Composer·rice
Alberto Posadas
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  • Quatuor DiotimaInstrumental ensemble