You've just been discreetly by my side.
City and date
- Banyoles, March 2011
- soprano, two mezzosoprano and alto.
- Paco Viciana
Created to be sung a capella, without any musical instrument, with a group of six singers on four voices. The work wasn't well received by the same SIXTERS, and in the end they did not use it. And it really is a work with a great complexity, difficult to carry out. A more complex work in every sense of what I had originally planned to do.
It talks about a relationship between two people (I don't specify sex, age, nor emotional attachment), one of which is kept discreetly next to the other, waiting for that other person to do his vital quest to finish coming back to his side. A relationship of understanding and patience, open to all kinds of possibilities: friends, brothers, spouses, etc. A I wait patiently for life to return to my side, without forcing anything, without expecting anything in return, and without any reproach. Making a clear reference to listening.
As you see, a complex work in several meanings, not only musical.
I see you without saying anything,
You push me to listen to you.
You've just been by my side.
I feel like you have gone through all my memories
While I was sitting before you,
Imagining how my life, far from my control,
He fled from that place.
Later, much later when I learned to listen,
You were still behind my bench, hiding,
As if he had never gone.
I have surrounded the world looking for answers and a spark of light,
And now I return to your forehead.
And it's simple, you told me with a smile:
If you do not, you will not see anything.
When I turn around I see that you have always been.