Fonema is proud to present the world premiere of Yuunohui'sa the final piece in Mexican composer Julio Estrada’s monumental work, the Yuunohui cycle. Yuunohui’sa was commissioned with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. The program also features an exceprt from Estrada’s opera Murmullos de Páramo, “Mictlan”, as well as a rarely heard work by Argentinian composer Graciela Paraskevaídis (Sin ir más lejos) and Pabo Chin’s Three Burials. We are grateful for the support of the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington D.C. for presenting and supporting this performance.
Three Burials – Pabo Chin
Ensemble Yuunohui: Yuunohui’sa’ehecatl’nahui’tlapoa – Julio Estrada
Mictlan – Julio Estrada
Sin ir más lejos – Graciela Paraskevaidís
Fonema Consort’s third album, Vistas furtivas, is a portrait album of their long-time collaborate, Ecuadorian composer Juan Campoverde. Campoverde’s music is full of deep, secretive, and lush magic. Spiritually, it is birdlike: lyrical, rapidly changing between textures, constantly on the wing. Released with New Focus Recordings, and supported generously by a City of Chicago DCASE grant.