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Formika / Santiago


Release Date: 02/09/2018 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6129  
Composer:  Felipe Perez Santiago
Performer:  Ismael SánchezAbdel Hadi SabagHumberto López
Conductor:  Humberto LópezFelipe Perez Santiago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  AnacrusaxCamerata MetropolitanaTamayo Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mexican composer Felipe Pérez Santiago introduces the follow up to his 2013 album, Mantis with his first Navona release, Formika, an album of chamber music. Pérez Santiago continues his series with a vast notational layering and timing propelled by traditional instrumentation. Masterful playing by choice ensembles like Tamayo and Onix, create a particularly kaleidoscopic nostalgia in this pitching album. With Formika, the arrangements become not only the thruways to higher and lower planes of intimacy, but they shift in tonality and range with ecstatic energy and texture. This is intensely felt in the panoramic and awakening Hospital Suite — written with the help of a grant by the National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico Read more during the hours while the composer watched over two loved ones convalescent in a hospital. Just as the staircases in a home can lead up into the nestled warmth of a room or down into the dark basement at twilight, Formika leads us, in steps and gravity, to those tender and rough realms of memory. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
El Ansia by Felipe Perez Santiago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anacrusax
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
2.
La Candesauria by Felipe Perez Santiago
Conductor:  Humberto López
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Metropolitana
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
3.
Pengamat bulan by Felipe Perez Santiago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tamayo Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
4.
Exoesqueleto by Felipe Perez Santiago
Conductor:  Felipe Perez Santiago
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
5.
Maniquí by Felipe Perez Santiago
Performer:  Ismael Sánchez (Clarinet), Abdel Hadi Sabag (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
6.
Hospital Suite by Felipe Perez Santiago
Conductor:  Felipe Perez Santiago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Onix Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
7.
Mal Timing by Felipe Perez Santiago
Performer:  Humberto López (Concertina)
Conductor:  Felipe Perez Santiago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Metropolitana
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 
8.
El Ansia by Felipe Perez Santiago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apeiron String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Mexico 

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