The capitol's broken tiles

by Norman Simon Rodriguez

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One day I was hanging out with my friends in Bogota and we managed to get into the Colombian Capitol. There is an astonishing view of the city from the Capitol's roof so we decided to get up there, but there was no ladder and the only way was by climbing up, the consierge said.

We climbed as high as we could, and just in the moment that we were reaching the top, which has some awesome giant sculptures, we got into a dead point: sadly, the roof tiles were so broken (the building is about 150 years old) that it became extremely dangerous to continue. However, the experience was so exciting that I decided to put it into a piece of music, and that's the genesis of this track. It's a dialog between a clarinet and a viola, and the tempo and the measures are indeed broken, to resemble the broken tiles. I hope you like it.


Made using synth instruments on LMMS. The Clarinet is from Sonatina SoundFont and the viola is from Fluid. The cover photo is the Colombian Senate Room seen from inside.


released March 15, 2015



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Norman Simon Rodriguez Bogota, Colombia

I'm the lucky owner and director of an electronic orchestra.
Also a classical guitarist.

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