A City Structure

Sorana Santos (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


‘A City Structure’ (for wind trio) traces the chronology of an urban skyline as experienced in a moving vehicle. Areas of rapid motion, created by the quick succession of juxtaposed architectural structures, exist alongside areas of stillness derived from spaces caused by demolitions and green zones. The harmonious co-existence and changing landscape of dichotomies - old, new, natural, and urban - is represented sonically by the construction of structural frameworks in the form of serialist grids, representing each environmental configuration and speed in which the buildings or spaces appear. In this first piece exploring moving vistas, a suburban environment is gradually subsumed by metropolitan contours, with the wind trio performing as one cohesive whole in representation of the lens or window through which the scene is viewed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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