Compositions by Flo Menezes

[wp = world première]

Pretexturas sobre Todas as Flores da Fala


Soprano, clarinet and bass clarinet (or cello), with 3 optative narrators.

Based on Latin proverbs, on a poem by Villari Herrmann (“PODER”, 1977) and on 3 expressive words (Krach/Pax/Spass). Texts by Leon Trotsky, James Joyce and Mao Tse-Tung.

ca. 9'

wp: on August 24th, 2012, at the Teatro Maria de Lourdes Sekeff of the Unesp during the XXII Festival Ritmo & Som, São Paulo, Martha Herr (soprano), Sergio Burgani (clarinet), Daniel Oliveira (bass clarinet), José Manuel Lázaro, Josani Keunecke and Sheila Minatti (narrators).

wp of the version with cello: on November 10th, 2015, at the Teatro São Pedro, São Paulo, Roseane Soares (soprano), Paula Pires (clarinet) and Fabrício Rodrigues (cello).

Live-recording of these world premières (with bass clarinet):
Version without narrators (19,8 MB)
Version with narrators (24,4 MB)

Score of the original manuscript as PDF-file (6,3 MB)

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