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The Instituto Cervantes presents Canciones desde Xilitla : a multimedia song cycle

  • Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

Francisco Castillo Trigueros' new work for Fonema Consort interlaces sounds of Xilitla's exuberant nature, voices of its inhabitants, and echoes of nearby urban soundscapes with a multimedia arrangement of classical musicians, electronics and visuals. This multimedia experience presents a set of songs in which the composer reflects on the contradictions between the towns social reality and the iconic utopia of the Las Pozas: a surrealist sculpture garden by British poet Edward James. This song cycle is supported by an award from the Claire & Samuel Edes Foundation.