Duration: fourteen minutes
Premiere: BLAA, Bogota, Colombia, 1994
Honorific mentions: Colcultura Awards, 1993; National Music Council, 1995
Radostina Petkova, Piano
Movements I, II, III and IV
Alba Triana’s first composition already shows some of her most characteristic musical traits. Despite the use of contemporary techniques, the four movements in Pentafonia show a marked intuition in their emotional writing, revealing the composer’s search for an intimate and personal expression. Especially the first three movements highlight a gestural writing, laying the expressive content on texture more than on individual notes or melodies.