Sikuriada (Torre, Salvador)




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Publisher Info. Salvador Torre
Performers Antara Ensemble and The OFF-Orchestra of French Flutes
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Work Title Sikuriada
Alternative. Title Concerto Grosso
Composer Torre, Salvador
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IST 68
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 (continuous)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2002
First Performance. 2003-01-17
Dedication Antara Ensemble and The French Flutes Orchestra
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Andes flutes Ensemble and Occidental Flutes Orchestra

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  • Sikuriada - Concerto Grosso for ensemble of Andean flutes (soloists) and Orchestra of Western flutes.

Over the Thousand Plateaus in the highlands of Bolivia, Peru and northern Chile, people come out with their "Siku" to go to find, in open air, the other comrades, which also have their "Siku". These "Sikus" or pan-pipes, are constituted by a variable number of tubes, may be even one, in this case children are also invited to participate. They get in a circle and begin to play a tune on collective, where everyone plays only the note or notes that correspond to it as his "Siku". This festival often becomes a celebration that can last up to a week without interruption.

Sikuriada is playing this way, it is also the name of a well known song, also called the meeting so people in dialogue. This aspect of meeting, a kind of "Andean Jam Session", is what has seemed most appropriate to the work carried out Antara Ensemble in its aim of bringing the two instruments...