Mas Ballet con Salsa

Butler, Martin (2009) Mas Ballet con Salsa. [Composition]

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Mas Ballet con Salsa is a distant follow-up to Ballet con Salsa, a work for brass dating back to 1987. It operates on a paradox; in this case that of having a polished, well-behaved classical ensemble handle material with roots in the heat and unruly sweat of Latin American dance, coloured by brass and gourds. Butler takes characteristic gestures, rhythms, and harmonies from its repertoire and re-constitutes them in his own way. It is Butler's personal response to the music instead of a recreation of it.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Work for small, mixed ensemble (8 players), 7 minutes, commissioned by Lontano for the 'La Linea' festival (South Bank) and premiered by them at the Purcell Room in May, 2005.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Martin Butler
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:57
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 11:28
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