Hilda Paredes - Cuerdas del Destino | Aeon AECD1439

Hilda Paredes - Cuerdas del Destino


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Label: Aeon

Cat No: AECD1439

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 16th February 2015



Jake Arditti (countertenor)
Arditti Quartet


Paredes, Hilda

Canciones lunaticas (3)
Cuerdas del Destino
In Memoriam Thomas Kakuska


Jake Arditti (countertenor)
Arditti Quartet


The Arditti Quartet’s latest release is devoted to the Mexican-born composer Hilda Paredes. Now living in England, she does not, for all that, disown her roots. Born in Tehuacán, in Puebla State, she engages critical reflection, vis-à-vis the multiple Mexican, indigenous and folk cultures, that closely combines the imaginary and political - all in writing of remarkable precision and refinement.

Convinced that the language spoken by a composer shapes his or her music, she likes to work the voice in all its expressive singularities, here that of countertenor Jake Arditti, Irvine Arditti’s son.

There is no ‘Mexican-ness’ with Hilda Paredes, in the sense of that stereotyped colourful sensuality, but rather a close relation to the poetic speech of Mexico and the European avant-garde.

Paredes is a composer with a fresh aural imagination, while her Carter-like use of instrumentalists as dramatic protagonists gives her music an extra dimension.” - Andrew Clements, The Guardian

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