Juan Trigos

The Abstract Folklore

The concept Abstract Folklore is based on principles such as the primary pulsation, understood as Tempus Primus, the resonance and the obsessive use of polyrhythmic and polyphonic interlocking musical events and segments of different density and duration. In the Abstract Folklore there is an inclination towards big format works, with numerous groups of instruments (large ensemble and orchestra), characterized by abundant utilization of percussion instruments. It may also be distinguished two main directions: vocal music (opera and sacred music), and instrumental with particular predilection for the Concertante forms.