Ana Cervantes

Ana Cervantes: Rumor de Páramo

“Silence is as important as music, while ghosts of the past can be found in the shreds of Old World counterpoint and courtly dances that crowd around the folk motifs. A remarkable collection…” Anna Picard, The Independent (London)

Los Angeles premiere

The Mexico-based new music pianist makes her Los Angeles debut with a mesmerizing solo recital of 17 commissioned pieces inspired by writer and photographer Juan Rulfo, whose seminal 1955 magical-realist tale Pedro Páramo transformed Latin American literature. Set in a desolate Jalisco town, Rulfo’s eerie novella follows a tragic social and family history, recounted by way of the murmurings of ghosts—spectral voices of the long departed. Rumor de Páramo brings together an eclectic collection originating from both sides of the Atlantic, featuring compositions by Paul Barker (England), Silvia Berg (Brazil and Denmark), Mario Lavista (Mexico), Anne LeBaron (USA) and Tomás Marco (Spain), among others. Cervantes’ earlier work includes the acclaimed recording Agua y Piedra: Recent Music of Mexico.

Funded in part with generous support from CONACULTA.

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WED 9/30
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff