Since 1997, Sánchez-Verdú has been composing a series of pieces under the title of “deploratio” that pay homage to different composers. Jardín de agua (Deploratio V – Pierre Boulez in memoriam) pays tribute to Pierre Boulez while evoking the symbolic image of the garden as a meeting place between human artifice and natural creation, as well as between sensorial perception and rational construction. For this reason, there is a progressive transformation of irregular rhythm in the work in expressions with more defined contours.
Ballade No. 1 “Pierre Boulez in memoriam” is the first of a collection of four pieces for piano by the composer Gabriel Erkoreka. The work’s two defining elements are fantasy and freedom. It is divided into different interrelated episodes, paying tribute to Pierre Boulez by quoting the opening chords of Dérive 1 and the last bar of his Piano Sonata.