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Golden Aspen

for amplified flute and electronics

Duration: 8 minutes e 16 seconds




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Program Notes:


Golden Aspen is the specie of the Pando tree. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kilograms (6,600 short tons), making it the heaviest known organism (for more information, click here). This kind of tree reproduces via a process called suckering. An individual stem can send out lateral roots that, under the right conditions, send up other erect stems; from all above-ground appearances the new stems look just like individual trees. Such as the tree, the piece Golden Aspen (for amplified flute and electronics) try to expend itself by the smallest musical ideas presented in the beginning of the music. The piece was composed in the composer’s personal studio and in the Research Center of Contemporary Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte/Brazil). 

Performance History:

  • 09/19/2017: Ateliê Sonoro II. Performer: Rodrigo Frade – UFMG Conservatory, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


  • 10/25/2017: International Electroacoustic Music Festival (EMUFest) 2017. Performer: Elena D’Alò – Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy.


  • 11/25/2017: Música XXI. Performer: Rodrigo Frade – Solar da Baronesa, São João Del Rey, Brazil.


  • 08/03/2018: Recital de flauta e eletrônica - Intérprete: Rodrigo Frade - UFMG Conservatory, Belo Horizonte, Brasil. 


  • 04/22/2018: IV Festival Internacional de Musica Electroacústica. Performer: Patricio de la Cuadra
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. 


  • 09/17/2018: Simpósio Internacional de Música Nova (SiMN 2018). Performer: Rodrigo Frade - UNESPAR, Curitiba, Brazil.


  • 10/25/2018: ELECTRONIC MUSIC WEEK I Mise-en Place. Performer: Kelley Barnett - Mise-en Place Bushwick, New York, United States. 

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  • 10/07/2019: UMKC Composers’ Guild Concert. Performer: Gabriella Roderer - White Hall, Kansas City, United States.

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  • 10/16/2019: Continuum Sonoro Concert Series. Performer: Tahyná Oliveira - Falculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, Brazil. 


  • 10/18/2019: Festival Ai-Maako 2019. Performer: Natalia Martorel - Centro Cultural España, Santiago, Chile. 


  • 12/05/2019: Recital de música eletroacústica - Performer: Rodrigo Frade – Symphonic Concerts Society, São João Del Rey, Brazil. 

  • 10/24/2020: Research on Contemporary Composition Conference - Performer: Rodrigo Frade – University of North Georgia, Oakwood, United States.

  • 03/20/2021: Tama Music and Arts Festival - Performer: Rodrigo Frade – Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 05/29/2021: Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges International Conference - Performer: Rodrigo Frade – Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.

  • 07/30/2021: International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2021 - Performer: Rodrigo Frade – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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