Allegro Barbaro, Op. 68

by Louie Madrid Calleja



Written while I was still a student of the late avant-garde-ist James Tenney, it was the result of a last-minute call to create short pieces for Toronto's Continuum Ensemble visiting York University. It explores mirror writing and dissonant counterpoint. This piece was revised and retitled "Getting Water at Grandfather's Farm" and used as an example in one of the chapter of my Master's thesis, "Approaches to Counterpoint" (2001).


released March 31, 2001
Continuum Ensemble (Toronto)



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Louie Madrid Calleja Toronto

Born and raised in the Republic of the Philippines, Louie came to Canada in 1988. His composition teachers include the late James Tenney and David Mott.

His music has been performed by artists such as Measha Brueggergosman and groups such as the Volga Band , the Continuum Ensemble, and Puellae Orantes Girls Choir.

He is a member of the CBA (Ontario) and the Canadian League of Composer
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