Tierra y Luna
This instrumental moves gently between several scenes, the first deep in the heart of the mountains with an ancient flute melody, followed by a more domestic and homely string passage, gaining momentum as the workers return home. Then the music captures a sense of the loneliness of an individual, before moving off over the landscape to the grandeur of the mountains and plains of the Andes.
Quimantu's director Mauricio Venegas comes from Chile, that dramatic long thin country caught between the mountains and the sea, extending down the left hand side of South America, edged by the vertebrae of the Andes. A Chile renowned for its contemporary treatment of age-old music of the Americas. more