Programme Notes

    This work is named after the archaeological zone La Cañada de la Virgen [ Virgin's ravine], located at San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. In the ravine is found buildings that belong to the native Mexical culture Otomie (hñahñu) dated about 540 to 1050 (AD). The archaeological zone comprises 5 arquitectonic groups of buildings, in which among them is one known as La casa de la Noche más Larga [the house of the longest night]. In this building (La casa de la Noche más Larga), there were different buried bodys. One of them belongs to a seven years old girl, which was located at the center of a circular stone construction along with a ceramic offering and structural planes. The body was named as La Niña de Lluvia. The body was ornamented with butterfly necklaces.
    The piece explores the different timbrical techniques over the expressive capacities of the ensemble of traditional Asian instruments. Besides honoring at La Niña de la Lluvia. This composition is dedicated to The Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra and his conductor Dr. Chen.