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Shofarot

Year:

2024

00:00 / 01:04

Instrumentation:

Soprano, Tenor & Baritone saxophones

for A-Delta trío: María Chamizo Martin, Álvaro Rodríguez Cabezas & Miguel Fernández

Note:

While living in Jerusalem, every month of Tishrei (the first month in the Jewish calendar), I heard shofarot (shofar in plural) blasts in various places around the city.

According to Jewish belief, during these times the heavens are open, there is a direct line of prayer between the earth and God, and the shofar blasts are essentially a form of musical communication with God.
I am not a religious person and I am not a
believer. Nevertheless, hearing this sound in the streets of Jerusalem was always aspecial event for me, almost sacred.

In my piece Shofarot for Three Saxophones, I am trying to delve into the sound world of the shofar, but with the help of another instrument, the saxophone, which is my
personal instrument as a performing musician. I am trying to transform the
saxophone into a large metallic shofar, by playing it without a mouthpiece, and using it to explore the textures and tones that can strongly resemble shofar sounds.

Concerts:

Leonhardsstrasse 6, Basel, Switzerland

Mar 25, 2024

 A-Delta trío:


María Chamizo Martin - Soprano sax

Álvaro Rodríguez Cabezas - Tenor sax

Miguel Fernández - Baritone sax

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