SIRA HERNÁNDEZ (b.1959): Initiation to the Shadow, Holy Land - There are Angels in Heaven, Fantasia “To stitch the wounds”, Don’t Forget About That.
Catalogue Number: 05V064
Description: The distinguished Spanish composer and pianist Sira Hernández is known especially for her involvement with multi-discipline arts projects at major international festivals and cultural events. Many of her works are inspired by Italian artists as can be heard on this album. Minimalist techniques and the significance of tonality and timbre in communicating darkness and light are heard in Iniciación a la sombra and the sewing-machine ostinatos of Fantasía para piano. The presence of God amidst the bleak spaces of madness are expressed in Terra Santa, and the intensity of Don’t Forget About That (for Primo Levi’s 100th birthday) invites us to resist oblivion. Sira Henández (piano).