Following its World première last February with the Orquestra Gulbenkian conducted by Susanna Mälkki, The Blue Voice of the Water will now have its first performance in Brazil, at the magnificent Sala São Paulo.
Tinoco‘s most recent symphonic work, co-commissioned by the São Paulo Symphony and the Orchestra, can now be heard in three performances by the OSESP conducted by James Gaffigan, on the 5th, 6th and the 7th of May. Click here to know more. And click here to watch a video.
Dedicated to Ben and Alrun Almeida Faria, this work is a response to an invitation made by two orchestras separated by an Ocean but that are connected by the same language. Not wanting to establish a direct relation with historic events or with other sources such as geographic, visual or musical, Tinoco’s first impulse lead him to revisit the writings of the Brazilian poet Manoel de Barros [1916-2014]. (…) It was then, through the language that we share, in spite of its different accents and tonalities, that I found my stimulus to compose this piece. Not being able to produce a faithful translation of Barros’ poem to English, I would nonetheless detach some of its imagery such as the references to [listening to] ‘the perfume of the rivers’, the ‘voice of the water with its blue accent’, or the [tracking of] ‘birds to find the blue’. (…)