Cuacochi in Nahuatl language means “to sleep in a tree”.
As a wind player myself I have always been particularly fascinated by the sound of the air through my instruments. As a performer and improviser I have developed a big palette of wind sounds, mixing them with related sounds such as static radio noise and white noise.
The „cuachochi“ series are pieces about air and noise.... and sleeping
The Tree weights the nest
The wind weights the tree
and fate the rest
For 9 players or 9 groups of players of any wind instruments
plus at least 9 radios and 3 tubular bells
commissioned by DAR and AIR Krems for The Representative Wind Orchestra of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior
Live recording of the Premiere on August 26 2016 at the Vilnius Culture, Entertainment and Sports Palace, in Vilnius, Lithuania.
released February 15, 2018
Cuacochi II (a mirror)
Composed, mixed and mastered in Vienna (2017)
Thanks to Egidija Medeksaite, Jo Aichinger, The Representative Wind Orchestra of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior, Liz Racz, Martin Leitner and Burkhard Stangl