Imitació del Foc (Imitation of Fire) for tenor and piano was performed this past spring on February 15, 2019: St. Stephen’s Concert Series in Wilmington, DE; February 24, 2019: Furman University in NC; Feb 26: Newberry College in SC; and Feb 28: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC. This work is being championed by Jess Muñoz, tenor, and pianist Oksana Glouchko, commissioners of this work with generous support from a University of Delaware General University Research Grant. Imitacio del foc was recorded in August 2018 with producer/engineer Andreas Meyer and will be part of an album featuring 24 Art Songs by Catalan Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Imitació del Foc (Imitation of Fire) for tenor & piano received its premiered on March 12, 2018, at the University of Delaware in a program dedicated to Catalonian and Latin American women composers. After the premiere, additional concerts were presented in the 2018 Spring along other music by Catalonian composers, including Toldra and Mompou. Some of the concerts took place at Gore Recital Hall Roselle Center for the Arts, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, Indiana University -South Bend, Taylor University, and Market Street Music Concert Series.
Imitació del Foc is based on poetry by Mallorquin poet Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel (1913-1938). It includes four poems: I. Inici de campana (Quadern de sonets); II.Escolto la secreta… (from Imitacio del Foc, ‘Arbre de Flames’); III. Pluja brodada (Imitacio del foc, ‘Fira encesa’); and IV. Ardent himne (Imitacio del foc, ‘Arbre de Flames’).