“Half Orb”


“Medio Orbe” (10/2014). A compostion by Leonardo Serrano (14 años | The piece include the use of piano extended technique.) This composition reflects the feeling of the author about the problem of environmental pollution on the different elements of the Planet: Water, Air and Soil.

Leonardo Serrano made this work at age 13, inspired by a series of world photographs showing the main sources of pollution in the different elements and their effects on the planet and living things.

The piece can be presented with the images simoultaneously and it has three parts:

  • “En Agua” (“In Wather”) / Cantabile molto expressivo
  • “En Aire” (“In Air”) / Calmo e passivo
  • “En Suelo” (“In Soil”) / Alla Marcia

The work was premiered at the contemporary piano tour “Contemporáneos II” in Universidad de Costa Rica , on May 30, 2015.

1 thought on ““Half Orb””

  1. A lot people don’t realize how our footprint is affecting the environment and still live an denial. In the last 10 years we have experience a huge climate change around the world. Mayor tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, flooding, ect. Most of these natural disasters are influence by our abuse. Humans have cause contamination of rivers, oceans and lakes, air pollution, depletion of natural resources and deforestation.
    Many would never know what fresh clean water taste like, because is almost gone due to over population. The oceans once home to marine life are now also home to floating plastic garbage islands and oil spills. Countries like China experience high levels of pollution that threatens the well being of their citizens all because of industrialization without environmental regulation. Others experience extreme drought and hunger because the water is gone and soil became arid.
    There is so much that can be done if everyone agrees on helping by planting more trees, recycling, using less energy, finding other ways to commute, keeping rivers, lakes an oceans garbage free. This is the legacy we leave to our future generations, they also deserve to enjoy wonders of nature and be part of the movement of change that will keep this resources from disappearing.

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