3 Dances (2018)
3 Dances is a set of three short pieces, each based on a Latin American style. The characteristic rhythms and qualities of each style serve as the foundation for their respective movements. Rather than to attempt to perfectly reproduce the nuances of each style, a more liberal approach was taken and each movement undergoes several transformations, including interruption, collage, and satirical references. Despite these oddities, the parent qualities greatly inhabit and influence the character of the work.
This work was commissioned by Noe Garcia for the UNT Guitar Ensemble. This particular recording features John Snyder, Frank Rivera, and Josh Ortega.