Onapapitsi, for 2 Alto Flutes, 8′

Onapapitsi (“Tribute Music”) is a composition for two Alto Flutes based on musical techniques employed in rituals by Amazonian Indigenous peoples, particularly the alternating style and multiphonic sounds. Commission for the delivery of the Goethe Medaille 2018. Dedicated to Claudia Andujar and Davi Kopenawa. Premiere at Weimar, Germany.

Onapapitsi was premiered in Brazil in December 2021 by the ABSTRAI ensemble. Flute: Pauxy Gentil-Nunes and Andrea Ernest Dias (starts at 1:20:00)

Listen to an excerpt from the world première ; flute Alto: Fabian Franco Ramirez and Anne Baumbach. Stadtschloss Weimar, 28/08/2018.