José Guillermo Puello
The unusual combination of instruments in TRIpeO provided an opportunity to explore the different possibilities within the ensemble. The cello and the alto saxophone, the two single line instrument, share the same melodic idea whilst the piano has its own rhythmic motif. At the beginning, there are only one or two parts at any one time but as the piece progresses each instruments starts to have its own independent part to reach the climax.
The main objective in TRIpeO was to create the sensation of a disjointed ensemble by having two contrasting ideas at the beginning. It would then develop into three individual instruments trying to work together until finally, in the coda, they became an a unit able to reach the rhythmic unison of the last few bars.