Routine and Rocinante.

  • Work
    • 223
  • Name
    • Routinante
  • City and date
    • Banyoles, August 2006
  • Duration
    • 3'30
  • Instrumentation
    • voice and piano
  • Texts
    • Paco Viciana
  • Text language
    • Castilian
  • Cd
    • Alícia Calzada-Iris (2009)
  • Premiere
    • Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Municipal Theater (International Festival of La Porta Ferrada) August 8, 2010. Voice: Alícia Calzada Electric Bass: Llenç Pujol Battery: Enric Canada Piano: Paco Viciana

Theme included in the record work Iris, project commissioned by the singer Alícia Calzada in 2009.

A work tailored to its voice with 11 songs in Spanish, texts, music and arrangements created specifically for me and adapted to the timbre and the particularity of the voice of this original singer of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Pun between Routine and Rocinante, Don Quixote's horse. As a symbol of the bitter struggle of many humans to achieve their dream: the work routine that in their countries can't have, I mean, a stable job that will lift them out of misery. And to achieve this dream, wich is one of the basic rights of universal human rights, they are able to leave life on the long journey to reach their dream. Instead we have served the paradox in ourselves, in our society of well-being, complaining precisely of these excesses of routine. Because a point in between is always very difficult to reach.

As the song says: "Two forms to bump into the same stone"


Recording of the theme


Routinante (original version)
Maldita rutina, no te vistes de domingo,
corazón del cada día,
no te culpo de mis ansias,
que desvelo en la distancia 
cada noche al verte despertar.
Dime amigo en donde puedo,
dar reposo a un tal dinero,
que no sabe de vivir.
Bendita rutina, necesito incorporarte,
corazón al cada día,
yo no sé de otra salida,
que encontrar esa rutina,
que me lleve a un nuevo despertar.
Dime amor en donde puedo,
enviarte este dinero,
que os ayude a vivir.
Dos formas de vivir la misma rutina.
Dos formas de mirar a un mismo destino.
Dos formas de topar con la misma piedra,
y es que amor en esta vida las cosas van a dos.
Routinante (English translation)
Damn routine, don't dress as Sundays,
heart of every day,
I don't blame you for my cravings,
I reveal in the distance
every night watching you wake up.
Tell me friend where I can,
give rest to such money,
who doesn't know how to live.
Blessed routine, I need to incorporate you,
heart of every day,
I don't know of another way out,
that find that routine,
that leads me to a new awakening.
Tell me love where I can
send you this money,
to help you live.
Two ways to live the same routine.
Two ways to look at the same destination.
Two ways to bump into the same stone,
and it is that love in this life things go to two.
Work included in the show Iris (2010)
Routinante (3'30):
  • Voice: Alícia Calzada
  • Drums and percussions: Cidon Trindade
  • Electric bass: Rai Ferrer
  • Piano and keyboards: Paco Viciana 
from Cd Iris (2009)
Score in pdf: