Ekphonesis V
1979 - I

Alcides Lanza
Composer
Alcides Lanza
Composition Date: 1979
Revision Date: 1982
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Electronic and Instrumental Ensemble

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Tape
  • 1 x Other electronic
  • 1 x Soprano
Programme Note:
alcides lanza



Ekphonesis V, 1979



Commissioned by: Meg Sheppard, with the assistance of the Canada Council





Ekphonesis V is the first song of an autobiographical cycle evoking the Lanza’s youth, growing political awarness and mature reflections. Ekphonesis V is rooted in the composer’s continuing interest with memories. This piece explores the library of memories, reflections, thoughts, and ideas, supposedly encountered if the soloist could enter the composer’s brain.”







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Trilogy is an evening of music theatre for actress-singer, electronic sounds and electronic extensions, with digital synthesizers and lighting effects. Trilogy is an autobiographical cycle of songs evoking the composer’s youth, growing political awareness and mature reflections. The piece makes extensive use of multilingual texts – freely moving from English, to French, to Spanish, as well as invented languages. This song cycle represents ongoing research by the composer in the area of new approaches in writing for voice and electronic media.



ekphonesis V (1979-I) is rooted in the composer’s continuing interest with “memories.” The piece explores the “library” of memories, reflections, thoughts, and ideas, supposedly encountered if the soloist could enter the composer’s brain. During this “tour of the brain” the “tourist” is confronted with the recollections of the composer, plus her own memories. ekphonesis V deals with lanza’s youth, and his relationship with his tutor (his uncle, the well-known Argentine writer, Velmiro Ayala Guana), his grandmother, and memories of his grandfather (whom lanza never met).



Credits: lanza, alcides; Sheppard, Meg. Liner notes, trilogy; Shelan Publications eSp-9201-CD, 1992.

Creator: alcides lanza; Meg Sheppard

Subject: ekphonesis V (1979 - I)

Date Created: 1992

Premiere Information:
Meg Sheppard, soprano, alcides lanza, computer, 1979

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1900 L297ek
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Electronic and Instrumental Ensemble
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 16, 1988
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (5 p.) ;
    5 Pages
    Height: 22 cm
    Width: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For voice, prepared tape, lights, and electronics.
    Text consists of English and Spanish words and phonemes.
    Written in 1979.
    Graphic notation.
    Commissioned by Meg Sheppard through the Canada Council.
    Duration: ca. 15:00
    Tape is available from the publisher.
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