…Pellicanz was inspired by the phrase: ‘Deus est ensi conme li pellicanz’ (‘God is like the pelican’), the opening line of a song by French nobleman and troubadour Thibaut de Champagne (1201-1253). This literary found object is treated as a musical one: the sentence is phonetically deconstructed and the resulting sonic bits-and-pieces are “translated” onto the violin and the piano to conform an array of available sounds. When reassembling those materials the objective was to somehow portray the extravagance of an imaginary dialogue between God and a Pelican or (even better) a soliloquy of a Pelican-God.
Live Recording. October 17, 2013. Latino Music Festival. Fulton Hall University of Chicago.