El reposo del fuego

John Oliver
John Oliver
Composition Date: 1987
Revision Date: 1987
Duration: 00:16:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Synthesizer
  • 1 x Tape
Programme Note:

John Oliver

El Reposo del Fuego, 1987

Commissioned by: Sergio Barroso

“a dramatic, emotional piece...” Jacob Siskind, The Ottawa Citizen, November 7, 1988

“When Mexico City was devastated by an earthquake in 1985, I thought of the horror, the anxiety, and the awe I felt when the earth shifted during my visit to Guatemala in 1978. (...) José-Emilio Pacheco’s poem evokes a similar awful event, and through his words, I have made a sonic affirmation of the solidity of the human spirit in the midst of nature’s terrible chaos. The synthesist struggles with the tape, a voice asserting itself against those heartless gods who puff on their cigars and shake the earth to remind us of their power.”

Premiere Information:
Sergio Barroso, synthesist, Mexico City, January 31, 1988


  • Call Number:
  • MI 9101 O48re
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 9, 1996
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([4], 17 p.);
    21 Pages
    Height: 38 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Ms (photocopy); master copy in CMC Toronto. Contact composer for tape part.
    For synthesizer and tape.
    Duration: 16:10

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