catalog

2022

Acoma

for sax and double bass

 

in process

2022

Taos

for double bass quartet

 

 6:00 min

2021

Halterio

for solo violin

 

 8:00 min

2021

Tagma

for solo double bass

     

9:00 min

2021

Diptera

for solo flute

 

6:00 min

2021

Mosca

for solo bassoon

7:00 min

2020

Ecos perdidos

for piano trio

6:30 min

2020

4 miniaturas hipnóticas

for solo piano

5:30 min

2019

Sobre el nombre de mi padre

for mixed ensemble

7:00 min

2019

Noches negras

for full orchestra

6:00 min

2018

Rituales

for flute and guitar

3:00 min

2018

Jo-Ha-Kyu

for string quartet

6:30 min

2018

Jo-Ha-Kyu

For string quartet

World premiere

XL Foro de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez
Palacio de Bellas Artes, October 13 2018, Mexico City

Cuarteto Arcano

Commercial recording

Axel Retif: Sincronías monographic EP 2021

Cuarteto Ruvalcaba

 Jo-Ha-Kyu is an aesthetic concept applied in a wide variety of traditional Japanese arts and extensively used in the Noh theater. Jo means beginning or preparation, Ha means rupture, and Kyu means quick or conclusion. My intention was not to imitate traditional Japanese music, but to put at my disposal the form of Jo-Ha-Kyu, the Kumoi and Iwato scales. The beauty of Jo-Ha-Kyu lies in the slow evolution of the textures and the changing timbre of the instruments, which differs from the use of contrasting materials of Western music. This work is inspired by the Japanese musical aesthetic, which is not different from nature but part of it.

Duration: 6:30 min

2018

Rituales

For flute and guitar

World premiere

Festival expresiones Contemporáneas
Capilla del Arte UDLAP, October 18 2019, Mexico

Cecilia Linares, flute
Daniel Castro, guitar

Duration: 4:00 min

2019

Noches Negras

For full orchestra

World premiere

Homage concert to Armando Luna
Teatro de la Ciudad, November 29, 2019
Chihuahua, México

Orquesta Sinfónica de la UACH
Raúl García, conductor

The black night of the soul is an experience little known, but which nonetheless would have affected many, judging by the testimonies of countless stories. It is characterized by a profound loss of meaning in life and our beliefs, a kind of «depression» of the soul that fully touches the core of our deepest fears and prepares us for a true inner transformation. The ego dies and the true self awakens…

Duration: 6:00 min

2019

Sobre el Nombre de Mi Padre

For ensemble

World premiere

June in Buffalo
June 1, 2020

Mathew Chamberlain, conductor

Commercial recording

Axel Retif: Sincronías
monographic EP 2021

Ensamble Sincrónico
Uriel Rodríguez Soto, conductor

This piece is dedicated to my father, César Velázquez, who has been a pillar of support in my musical career. Throughout the whole piece the name of C-E-eS-A-Re is present in different transformations (C, E, E flat, A and D).

Duration: 7:00 min

2020

4 miniaturas hipnóticas

For solo piano

World premiere

42 Foro de Mñusica Nueva Manuel Enriquez
Sala Blas Galindo, December 13 2020, Mexico City

Carlos Adriel Salmerón, piano

Commercial recording

Axel Retif: Sincronías
monographic EP 2021

Vincent Carver, piano

Four miniatures that interweave and evolve, gradually evoking a sound world with hypnotic echos.

Duration: 5:30 min

2020

Ecos Perdidos

For piano trio

World premiere

Festival Aires Nacionales
Filmed at Casa de Música de Viena, Puebla
Mexico City, Mexico

Trio Siqueiros

Commercial recording

Axel Retif: Sincronías
monographic EP 2021

Trio Siqueiros

.. Echo, echo

                           .. echo, echo

                                        …nothing remains to be said

Duration: 6:30 min