Orchestras want to explore theatre and these works ask more of an orchestra than is traditional. They are not theatrical presentations of orchestras but works that have that aspect built into them. Although it was not possible for its premiere with Tasmin Little and the London Mozart players, this work was designed for two orchestras – a chamber orchestra in two halves, dressed and spaced differently on-stage. Behind them and raised is a tall bass drum, and in front is the solo violin. I prefer it to be thought of as a concerto for violin and bass drum, each with their own orchestra. QIQI was a commission from an orchestra and a theatre company. The Orquesta del Estado de México collaborated with the Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes for a work that combined 5 actors, a dancer and a choir alongside a full symphony orchestra. It is designed to be performed in any country without subtitles or programme notes, and for the young of all ages.
Concerto for Violin, Bass Drum and Orchestra1996 20' available from composer
Suite for Strings: La Malinche
music for strings1995 14' available from composer
The Voyage1992 10' available from composer
Harlequin Concerto1988 20' available from composer