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Canzona 12:36
Español abajo Jose-Emilio Pacheco’s epic poem El Reposo del Fuego inspired the entire composition. The score takes words from the first of Pacheco’s three “movements.” Below are the words heard. There is no space wider than grief. There is no universe like that which bleeds. -"Point" by Pablo Neruda 1 1 Nothing alters the disaster: the wealth of hot blood transfuses the air with its grief. 2 Today I break off the ache where bloodthirsty reality stretched on and on intact. 3 I don't give thanks. I redouble, I shock the foundations of the quake again with this greediness to dig back over all the old ravage and decay. 4 I stare without comprehending, I search for sense in these brutal acts, and suddenly I hear a beating in the depth of space, eternity dying, and I reflect, I dwell on my own defiance happy the dying rain stings the air and snuffs this minute out. 10 .. .Time is dust The Resting Place of Fire Translation by George McWhirter Used with permission. ESPAÑOL El poema epico de Jose-Emilio Pacheco El Reposo del Fuego inspire toda la composition. La partitura toma frases del primero de los tres "movimientos" de Pacheco. Abajo las palabras escuchadas. No hay espacio mas ancho que el dolor. No hay universo como aquel que sangra. -"Punto" de Pablo Neruda 1 1 Nada altera el desastre: llena el mundo la caudal pesadumbre de la sangre. 2 Hoy rompo este dolor en que se yergue la realidad carnivora e intacta. 3 No doy gracias: redoblo, conmociono la estructura del sismo, la cortante voracidad que inverte el deterioro. 4 Miro sin comprender, busco el sentido de estos hechos brutales, y de pronto, oigo latir el fondo del espacio, la eternidad muriendose, y contemplo, reparo en la insolencia feliz con que la lluvia moribunda ahoga este minuto y encarniza sus procaces colmillos contra el aire. 10 .. .El tiempo es polvo. El Reposo del Fuego por Jose-Emilio Pacheco Usado con permiso
Trajectoires 10:29
Soledad 23:45


This 1989 release features John Oliver's award-winning work El Reposo del Fuego (for DX7II/TX802 synths & tape), as well as works by Jean-François Denis and the performer/composer himself, Sergio Barroso.


released January 1, 1989

Sergio Barroso, Yamaha FM synthsizers (DX7II-E! + TX802) and tape
Recorded at IREME Studio, Vancouver BC
Recording engineers: Sergio Barroso, John Oliver
Producer: Sergio Barroso
Cover design: Mark Mushet


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John Oliver Vancouver, British Columbia

composer, guitarist and electronic musician My music also appears on several other labels and compilations. See my web site for details.

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