ITINERA 4.0

ITINERA 4.0

ITINERA 4.0

The National Orchestra and Choir of Spain discloses its 23/24 Season, which includes a symphonic work commissioned to Federico Jusid.

Itinera 4.0 (for low brass concertante and symphony orchestra) will have its world premiere in January 2024.

BIDAIA

BIDAIA

Bidaia, concerto for accordion and orchestra

(Bidaia, concierto para acordeón y orquesta)

An accordion concerto dedicated to Iñaki Alberdi

World Premiere: November 2022, Teatro Colón, Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires

“Dedicated to the Basque accordionist Iñaki Alberdi, Bidaia takes its title from the Basque word to refer to the trip. And from there the recited text takes verses from a poem that exalts the figure of one of the most emblematic travelers of the culture of European tradition: Ulises.

In his poem Ithaca, Constantine Kavafis writes:

Keep Ithaka always in your mind
Arriving there is what you’re destined for
But don’t hurry the journey at all
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island

In the words of the composer, “

Bidaia is structured in five main movements: Inauteriak (carnival), Ontziz (sailing), Tximistak (sparks), Ilunak (shadows) and Makinak (machines). These five movements, which symbolize different journeys, are preceded and interspersed by solo accordion passages, ad libitum. Finally, in the coda, the orchestra ‘drinks’ from the material exposed by the soloist during his transits and develops it freely. For his part, the soloist improvises in counterpoint with these variations. Throughout this farewell, brief quotes of melodic, rhythmic or textural material from the previous movements are also heard, performed by small groups within the orchestra. Something like souvenirs, photos or postcards of the trips undertaken.”

Kinetic Overture

Kinetic Overture

Kinetic Overture

World Premiere: January 2019, Teatro Monumental de Madrid, Spanish National Radio and Television Orchestra

 

Federico Jusid conducted the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra at the magnificent Teatro Colón of the Argentinean capital on November 2022, with a full auditorium.

 

Tango Rhapsody

Tango Rhapsody

TANGO RHAPSODY

Theatrical concertante piece, structured as a two pianos concerto with a large orchestra.
This work was commissioned by the piano duet Tiempo & Lechner and premiered at the Martha Argerich Music Festival in Lugano in 2010.
The piano duet has performed the piece on tour in Europe and America. Its recording was released in May 2012 by the Radio Svizzera Italiana.

Extimite

Extimite

EXTIMITÉ

The term “extimacy” coined by Lacan, is a paradoxical formulation that speaks of the intimate, the interior, but from or through, a point or outer space and how, sometimes, this connects us with the deepest.

Los enigmas

Los enigmas

LOS ENIGMAS

Lyrical piece for baritone and piano. The work is based on a poem by J. L. Borges.
Performed by: Augusto Morales & F. Jusid.

Fleeting Fantasies

Fleeting Fantasies

FLEETING FANTASIES

Atonal piano Fantasy structured in variations form. Performed by: F. Jusid this piece was awarded with the Special Distinction Prize in Italy at the IBLA Piano and Composition Contest.

Enigmas

Enigmas

ENIGMAS

This theatrical,  concertante lyrical piece for mezzo-soprano, rappers, pop singer, a narrator and histrionical ensemble is based on texts by W. Emmerson, J. Joyce, J. L. Borges, A. Mohorade, and G. Aguirre.
The University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) commissioned it in its 5th Century Anniversary.
Premiered by the Sonor Ensemble: Directed by Mtro. Luis Aguirre with the mezzo-soprano: Gudrún Olafsdottir.

La librería del ingenioso hidalgo

La librería del ingenioso hidalgo

LA LIBRERÍA DEL INGENIOSO HIDALGO

The Sonor Ensemble commissioned this work to Federico Jusid to commemorate the 4th Century of the first edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quijote de la Mancha. The piece is based on the passage of the novel when D. Alonso Quijano has his immense library of books of chivalry burnt down. The work is structured on a theme and variations form, where the theme only appears entirely at the end of the piece.

Finding Sarasate

Finding Sarasate

FINDING SARASATE

For violin and piano

Piece for violin and piano, this work was commissioned by the University of Navarra to premiere on a Tribute Concert to Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate. The work was performed by the Norwegian violinist Anders Nilsson and the pianist Anna Barbero.