Year of composition
The piece was written during the Summer of 2003. It was commissioned by the project Cantània of the Consorci de l’Auditori i l’Orquestra, El Consell Comarcal del Vallès Oriental, l’Ajuntament, el Teatre Auditori and l’Associació Cultural de Granollers and L’Escola Municipal de Música de Girona. The objective of this project is to bring music to children by getting them involved in singing. The piece is conceived for a big children´s choir and an instrumental ensemble of nine players (string quintet, piano, flute, clarinet, and percussion). The singing part is often written as a single voice (unison) in order to make the choir part easier and to make it accessible to everybody with the work and assistance of the school music teachers. The instrumental parts, however, are thought out to be performed by professional musicians. I was very interested in this project as it can become an instrument for a cooperative and educational endeavor with a great artistic and human dimension addressed to all youth, where there is so often a lack of motivating musical projects. The result is a piecewith great dynamism in a journey which begins in Africa, continues in the Middle East, then China, and ends in South America.