INFIERNO OP. 5 CIRCLE I
This composition manifested by contemplating the mysticism involving Hell and other forms of religious inquiry. To encapsulate this idea, as many would agree with this notion, is something nearly impossible to do; We all have different forms of what Hell is represented as. Upon my journey through this rigorous topic and many attempts at portraying this fiery pit of nothing, I discovered one of the most profound depictions of this inhuman dwelling of suffering and chaos: Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy.” One of the chapters that was of high interest to me was Canto IV, entitled Circle I: Limbo. In this section of Hell, philosophers are sent to dwell in the citadel of human reason where they are to live throughout eternity—not in torment, but to live forever without hope. In Dante’s eyes, achieving the highest form of reason without the light of God does not warrant entry into Heaven on the one hand, but does not deserve torment in Hell in the other hand. The whole narrative I portray here is a journey through the plains of the human world, arriving at the gates of Hell, journey through hellfire, and final arrive at the citadel of human reason.
BARRIERS BETWEEN US OP.9
Dedicated to those who risked their lives to have a better future.
THE WORD OF GOD OP. 2 NO. 1, 2
This piece of music was inspired and written for the appreciation of reality itself; the objective truth of the world seen through the limitations of us. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth," a lack of justification, just a mere statement to what is, an objective truth in faith. I felt it was appropriate to leave this first piece open-ended in order to be able to continue a cycle of future organ pieces to finish the chapter of Genesis.
The second piece follows the same intention as mentioned above but inspired by a new verse, "and then the Earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep." It continues on and states, "And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
REFLEXIONES DE LA NATURALEZA OP. 7, NO. 1
Nature has always been my feuling factor when it comes to recuperating from daily city life and other emotinal fatigueness.
As I linger in the forest I can't help but feel my surroundings and hear the mysteries that lie in the silence;
it's almost as if someone is trying to embrace you.
Full of mysterious acts the forest is, and it can be eerie at times, but eerieness is not always negative. Amongst the sweet silence you can also witness the beautiful wildlife running about and executing their daily tasks, and once in a while you will witness some unfortunate acts of life.
Nature can be full of life and death, and it is demanded to complete the cycle.
Admist all of this, one important voice still remains, and that is Nature itself.
The first time you hear it the voice is remarkable, it is truely something that you can not understand,
but it gives me so much peace and makes me feel rejuvenated.
This composition acts as reflection to what I depict in Nature and will give you the same sense that I have captured in my many travels in it.