Coriún Aharonián’s work is characterized by bold gestures and explosive debates. The intensity of this composer’s active engagement with his historical and contemporary environment gives rise to powerful and energetic sounds rooted in the culture of Latin American political resistance.
Aharonián’s entire aesthetic philosophy can be discovered in the smallest space, like a nutshell. His music is characterized by short sequences within a small range, rigorous use of material, lively sound gestures, explosively dramatic densifications, a non-discursive character, stringent rhythmic organization, block-like static constructions, repetition combined with stringent motivic transformation, suspense-filled silence as an aesthetic resource, and richly suggestive activity.
Coriún Aharonián (1940–2017) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, the son of Armenian immigrants who had survived the genocide of 1915. In addition to composing, he was involved in a broad range of artistic and institutional activities promoting resistance to fascist dictatorships.
With first recordings
Coproduction with Deutschlandradio | Production des SWF, 1993
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Música para cinco for alto flute, horn, trumpet, trombone and tom-toms (1972)
Música para tres for flute, violin and piano (1968)
¿Y ahora? for piano (1984)
¿De qué estamos hablando? for bass clarinet, bassoon and violoncello (2006)
Los cadadías for clarinet, bassoon, violoncello and piano (1980)
Una canción for flute, clarinet, viola, violoncello and piano (1998)
Una carta for 15 instrumentalists (2001)
Mestizo for orchestra (1993)
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