Désirs inassouvis

Instrumentation: two saxophones

Duration: 10 minutes

Year composed: 2018

Performers: Nitchan Pitayathorn (saxophone), Thanaphoom Chimsangthip (saxophone)

First performance:Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok (Thailand), August 9th 2018

Program note: Désirs inassouvis is a collection of short pieces for two saxophones. These pieces explore the timbre of the instrument. The aim is to reach a symbiosis between the two saxophones. However, finding symbiosis through ornamental proliferation – the process of transforming the material – or an attempted mimesis will never be successful. These failures are expressed as unfulfilled desires which can emerge as a distant and lost hope – or as a driving force.