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Serpientes y escaleras

Steps and Ladders
Written in:
2018
Duration:
12'
Instrumentation:
viola and cello
Commisioned by

Commissioned by Karla Hamelin and Ames Asbell with funds provided by Texas State University in 2018.

Premiere
Programme Note

Serpientes y escaleras responds to the request of Karla Hamelin of writing a work that would make reference to Texas and Mexico at the time where many immigrant  children were held in detention centers in the border.

This is the first time I approached the subject by inserting fragments of Mexican nursery tunes that get completely destroyed as their childhood is.