Partita No. 1 ‘Zircon’

by Gavin Gamboa

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I. Prelude 02:18
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II. Courante 01:29
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III. Gigue 02:24
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VI. Gavotte 03:35
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The first Partita is an exploratory essay in extemporaneous composition reflecting a fascination with Baroque dance-forms. The implications of these forms become stretched, mutated, abstracted from, denied, and revisited in each respective movement. The dances take as their point of departure an assumption regarding the form & meter, one which is never definitively proved, merely alluded to and asserted, manipulated, and generated through a series of altered repetitions, angles, and periodic returns to preestablished motifs. As these patterns of identity and expression are built through the medium of shifting perceptions, a re-contextualized pattern of intelligibility emerges which simultaneously negates and affirms the dances upon which they are based.

further notes: music.gavingamboa.net/partita-no-1-zircon/

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released February 4, 2014

Dedicated to Alberto Haggar
July 2013

Cover:
Antique illustration of the grammar of ornament
Owen Jones
1856

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Gavin Gamboa Los Angeles, California

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