Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Dieter Lehnhoff, Memorias de un día remoto, 1999

Recording time: 7 min 38 s.
Recorded at: Audio Track Studios. Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Other resources available:
- About Dieter Lehnhoff
- Compositions by Dieter Lehnhoff

About this composition:

"Memorias de un día remoto", recalls the sounds of a distant day in ancient Mayan life, with the gathering of warriors, their fighting in the jungle, and the capture, humiliation, and ritual execution of prisoners for the bloodthirsty gods.

The concrete sources for this work includes original Mayan whistle playing as well as chants and tales recollected in the jungles of southern Mexico and in the Guatemalan highlands.