Animus Aeris or the spirit of air, is a work that reflects on the constant vulnerability of life, which faces challenges not only at a physical level, but also emotionally, mentally, taking into account anything that is less tangible but nevertheless undermines existence. Aniumus Aeris is an imaginary sound representation of the strength of the human within, which keeps us in balance as living beings, either consciously or unconsciously.
It is a contemplative work, a reflection, a space in which time seems to stop its course only in order to bring to consciousness we need to look at oneself and why not, to develop our own inner self before the challenges against life.
From my point of view it is precisely the interior of each human being that defines and ends up deciding what happens with our body, with the world of the real, of the physical, of the space that we inhabit, of what we are and of all that that surrounds us. And I am not referring to the world of thoughts - as Descartes already said, but also to the world of emotions, of intuition, of consciousness and of everything that is beyond our body.
For this I have metaphorically used the sound of suspended cymbals and I have electro acoustically transformed the sounds of the human voice -children´s choir-, of the violin in its high register, of the didgeridoo, and the use of my flutes all of which interacts with the noise of the air, whistles emitted by the children themselves, air that crosses trees and architectural structures, wind that rubs the embouchure of instruments and other objects in combination with synthetic sounds of diverse types and characteristics.
I want to extend my most sincere gratitude for the completion of Animus Aeris to the children's choir of the UNAM School of Music and its director Patricia Morales, to the percussionist Iván Manzanilla, to the musician Oscar Cano for his sounds in the didgeridoo and to the violinist Abel Romero.
Animus Aeris was composed thanks to the support of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Faculty of Music during an artistic residency at the Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMuC) of Barcelona, Spain. June 2017
* Adaptable for double stereo or multichannel version
- Contemporary classical electr acoustic