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for percussion | 6'ca. (2021) download | purchase


Soliloqui IX is a contemporary solo piece for percussion that embarks on an innovative exploration of modern music. Rooted in the profound philosophy of solitude and existence, this work delves into the depths of introspection and contemplation, inviting listeners on a profound journey of self-discovery.
Through its dynamic use of color, range, and register, "Soliloqui IX" paints a vivid sonic landscape that mirrors the complexities of human experience. Utilizing a diverse array of percussion instruments, from drums and cymbals to bells and chimes, the piece creates a rich tapestry of sound that evokes the myriad emotions and sensations associated with solitude.
As the music unfolds, intricate rhythms intertwine with melodic fragments, creating a dialogue that resonates with listeners on a deeply personal level. From delicate whispers to thunderous crescendos, "Soliloqui IX" showcases the full expressive potential of percussion, pushing the boundaries of traditional percussion repertoire while remaining firmly rooted in its heritage.
"Soliloqui IX" challenges traditional notions of percussion music, incorporating innovative techniques and unconventional sounds to create a sonic landscape that is at once captivating and thought-provoking. Through its exploration of modern musical characteristics, this piece serves as a testament to the enduring power of music to provoke thought, evoke emotion, and illuminate the human experience.
This piece is part of a larger collection of solo works where the composer's intent is to explore each instrument's expressive capabilities and technical possibilities at its limits. Through "Soliloqui IX" and its companions, listeners are invited to embark on a journey of discovery, experiencing the unique voices of each instrument.
Albert CARBONELL - SOLILOQUI IX (for percussion).pdf