Demeures aquatiques

Demeures aquatiques The date for Demeures aquatiques which makes it early (earliest?) in Ferreyra’s career. It does not promise great things to come, as many composers early pieces do. It is simply a great thing that’s already here. The shifting from channel to channel, so easy to be gimmicky, is so adroit and so musical in this piece, that that one thing is almost worth the price of admission all on its own. But it’s not about technique that I want to talk, though that’s certainly impressive enough, but of the music. The piece moves slowly and gorgeously and naturally, the sounds and the motives unfolding out of each other so organically that listening to this piece move through time is like experiencing a cycle of growth and decay out in nature somewhere. In only seven minutes, this piece creates an incredible sense of spaciousness. Unbelieveable.

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