Live performance at University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
Assad writes: The piece Círculo Mágico written for flute and guitar is a musical representation of the four elements within the [magic] circle. It starts with the element of air (east) evoked by the blowing of repeated patterns on the flute. It changes gradually to earth (north) with a defined melody for the flute and an ambiguous harmony for the guitar. Later comes the element of fire (south) represented by a fast and fiery dance. This is followed by the element of water (west) where the guitar takes the leading role and the flute plays cascades of sixteenth notes. The piece ends with a return to the element of air closing the ritual.
Krista Jobson, flute
Héctor Rodriguez, guitar