Arturo Rodas

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Arturo Rodas (born 1954) is a leading Ecuadorian composer.[1] He has lived in London since 1989.

Biography[change | change source]

Rodas has composed 24.5 Preludes for piano; Climax for orchestra, Atonal fugue I for oboe d'amore & piano and electronic music works.

"Since emigrating to England in 1990, he has composed works such as The Book of the Orchestra,(2002-2003) [2] which is intended to be performed in a house with many rooms so as to allow an “audience” to hear different instrumental groups as they wander from room to room".[3]


References[change | change source]

  • Béhague, Gerard. 2001. "Ecuador. Art Music". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers; New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music.
  • Enciclopedia de la música ecuatoriana. Corporación Musicológica Ecuatoriana (CONMUSICA). Edited by Pablo Guerrero Gutierrez. Quito, 2003.
  • Walker, John L. 2001. "The Younger Generation of Ecuadorian Composers". Latin American Music Review 22, no. 2 (Fall/Winter): 199–213.

Compositions[change | change source]

  • Arcaica for full orchestra
  • 24.5 Preludes for piano
  • Life Class 2005 for piano, electroacoustics & film [4]
  • El árbol de los pájaros (the birds' tree) an opera for the voice ... of the instruments.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Béhague 2001, 7:872.
  2. work renamed El árbol de los pájaros
  3. Walker 2007.
  4. film made by Rupert Davies-Cooke

Other websites[change | change source]

Scores[change | change source]