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THREE POLITICAL EVENTS by Antonio Pinho Vargas

Sometimes composers use metaphors to compose their pieces. That is often my case. In this work,Three Political Events, I've used the division of three moments of the past traditional revolutions. The first event consists of the previous situation which creates conditions for a revolution to happen. The second event, which is normally a real event, is the revolution itself , full of hopes, joy and perplexity at the same time. The last event is normally formed by a period in which takes place a political disagreement and a progressive confrontation, the typical 18th of Brumario event, in which a process of normalization carries with itself a partial destruction of many of the initial hopes and expectations. This brief description might be eventually helpful to understand the musical discourse of the whole piece. Nevertheless, the vague metaphors, being perhaps useful, do not create works of art. They demand the need of a form of musical thinking and an effort to create one specific musical discourse by their own means.

António Pinho Vargas