Mathias Spahlinger (*1944) El sonido silencioso
Funeral Music for Salvador Allende [7women,tape] 1973/80 duration: 28'
7 vce (SSMezMezMezAA) – tape
World première: Stuttgart, 1980
"The basic idea guiding the compositional process of this piece can best be suggested by imagining a pictorial technique: a surface painted over and over again, and in which the actual drawing has been etched in. ...Songs from the Chilean, German and international workers' movement function more or less as veiled symbols; only 'el pueblo unido jamás será vencido' is recognizably quoted and elaborated." (Mathias Spahlinger)