The first Partita is an exploratory essay in extemporaneous composition reflecting a fascination with Baroque dance-forms. The implications of these forms become stretched, mutated, abstracted from, denied, and revisited in each respective movement. The dances take as their point of departure an assumption regarding the form & meter, one which is never definitively proved, merely alluded to and asserted, manipulated, and generated through a series of altered repetitions, angles, and periodic returns to preestablished motifs. As these patterns of identity and expression are built through the medium of shifting perceptions, a re-contextualized pattern of intelligibility emerges which simultaneously negates and affirms the dances upon which they are based.
further notes: music.gavingamboa.net/partita-no-1-zircon/
released February 4, 2014
Dedication: Alberto Haggar
Recorded: July 2013
Artwork: Stela 10. Seibal, Peten, Guatemala, Southern Plaza north of Structure A-3, April 26, 849 A.D