The music was inspired by the myths and legends of the Aztec civilization, their religious beliefs, their view of the universe, and some elements of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, in order to give use to the legacy of the Mexican people. It was created to remind us about the greatness of the ancient cultures and civilizations easily, taken softly by the hand of the beautiful stories, sounds and melodies, into the modern world.
Along the path, they discovered that there exists no record at all of the way pre-Hispanic music was written, which in a way gives them the tranquility of using the instruments as they please in each song, meaning by this, that in no way they are trying to reproduce the music from the past, but only taking advantage and exploiting the amazing ancient sounds as pure expressive material of their feelings and the contemporary world.
The arrangements were carefully designed to create an enchanting fusion between the past and the present, making the electronic sounds, orchestral elements, and voices, coexist with the power and feeling of the pre-Hispanic instruments.
To achieve the exact sounds with the pre-Hispanic instruments, it was necessary to study and share with some of the most important people in the pre-Hispanic music genre, such as some of the members of the group Tribu, Huesca, Bauche, among others. They had to know each instrument, learn their functions and sounds, thanks to the collaboration of some archeologists and anthropologists of the INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History, in Mexico), and travel through the magical places of their beloved ancient Mexico.
The vocal arrangements were specially planned and conceived to create distinctive moods; to interact with the music, becoming a part of it.
On occasions, modern harmonies were combined to those found on the ocarinas and pre-Hispanic flutes to generate new sounds and emotions.
The piecing together of the voices of soprano coloratura Paola Treviño T. and tenor Rodrigo Garcia MZ., blend together in a very special way, creating a rare and unique atmosphere.
Myths and Legends
The Mexican culture, is one of the most fascinating cultures worldwide.
A country rich in tradition, history, and culture that has undergone a massive transformation throughout time, makes Mexico a place as unique and diverse as its hidden tales.
The Aztec myths and legends chosen, were thoroughly investigated, and thoughtfully selected among the many that exist.
This unique collection, gathers together ten myths and legends from the pre-Columbian period and the Spanish conquest. Some of them adapted, and re-written by OME, these narratives reflect the story of the Aztec civilization, in an entertaining and enchanting way.