Jorge Fernández Guerra
Music and script, based on texts by Walter Benjamin
Based on adapted and dramatised texts by Walter Benjamin,
Angelus novus conveys the notion of a personís final moment, when the
evaluation of oneís life becomes narrative evidence, a story which gives
meaning to the experiences.
Angelus novus was not conceived within an experimental framework for
written music. It strives to communicate and serve the expressive nature
of the ideas. A musician can achieve this in a number of ways, but the
vocal lines here seek an idealised level of tonality in the unstable,
open realm of a chromatic whole, which displays a notable will to create
a sense of shape based on its own progression.
(Jorge Fernández Guerra)