The woman in the moon, op. 110

António Victorino D' Almeida (1940)

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The woman in the moon, op. 110

The woman in the moon, op. 110    

(String quartet, acoustic guitar, oboe, clarinet and percussion) 

This piece came from the original sound track of a homonymous American movie, directed by Ariana Kimberly. The story tells us how an anorectic woman saves herself from dying, after joining a Hindu group in the Arizona’s desert.Like in psychoanalysis, it is a trip to the subconscious and a real fight against the mental issues that torment us and atrophies essential feelings - just like the wish for being alive.That trip is a long one, a tough one, sometimes tumultuous; conducting to an admirable feeling of inner peace which determinates the reconciliation of life.Apart from any ethnographical purposes, I tried to make use of some unusual scales – eventually originals, invented by me…- which could also bind themselves someway to an aesthetical expression of Hindu’s roots.