Canadian composer-pianist André Ristic has said that his very first engagement as a professional pianist was in a production of 'El Amor Brujo'. Ristic acknowledges the influence of both popular and folk music in his classical compositions. His new work, 'Boiling Song', commissioned by Soundstreams with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and receiving its premiere on this concert, uses pop and folk material as building blocks but also introduces “...clear reference to liquid heating, bubbles appearing, and the whole thing turning into vapour at the end.” His composition uses almost the same instrumentation as the original version of El Amor Brujo.
This work was premiered on November 13, 2013 at the 'Reimagining Flamenco' concert presented by Soundstreams at the Jeanne Leamon Hall in Toronto, Canada, performed by Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Joaquín Valdepeñas.
Learn more about André Ristic and Soundstreams commission catalogue at: SoundMakers.ca/composer/andre-ristic