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Juegos prohibidos

Forbidden Games
Written in:
2019
Duration:
12'
Instrumentation:
Trio for Bb-clar. (+bass & A-cl.), piano & vlc
Commisioned by

Commissioned by Vincent Dominguez.

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Programme Note

The challenge of writing Juegos prohibidos was to respond to the request of Vincent Domniguez to write a work that would make a reference to the political or social issues in Mexico or the Mexican community in the US. So I chose to make a reference to the children held in detention centres in the border, often held without their parents and how their childhood is destroyed.

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The way I approached this is by quoting fragments of two well known Latin American children’s tunes at critical moments within the musical discourse.