Percussion (2 players):
4 Timpani 3 Gongs Guiro Whip
2 Bongos Temple-Block Wood-Block Snare-Drum Suspended Cymbal Vibraphone Xylophone Glockenspiel Triangle
Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
20 March 2003, Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts in Regina, Canada
Regina Symphony Orchestra
The title of the work, METAANTHROPOS/EVOLUTIO 2, is a concept synthesized from several elements: meta (Greek) – meaning “beside” or “beyond”, Anthropos (Greek) – meaning human in general, and Evolutio (Latin) – meaning “growth” or “development”, a process that leads to a higher stage of development. This is the second piece written under this concept. The basic idea of the compositional technique in this piece was to construct an evolving sound, controlled according to different processes and criteria. This approach offers the possibility of building a musical gesture, not as a series of discrete notes, but as a continuum in which all the musical parameters are continuously modified.