Désirs inassouvis

Instrumentation: two saxophones

Duration: 18 minutes

Year composed: 2018

First performance: Nitchan Pitayathorn, Thanaphoom Chimsangthip, Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, August 9th 2018 (movements I-II-III)

Other performances: Guillermo Presa, Thitipol Piseskul, Studio Loos, Den Haag, Netherlands, November 23rd 2018 (movements I-II-III-IV)

Pablo de la Fuente, Juan Antonio Molla Albero, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France, January 23rd 2019 (movements I-II-III-IV)

Marie Kikuchi, Kana Ohno, Naoko Tsukada, Yuuri Yamaguchi, Piano Yasuda, Nonaka Music house, Tokyo, Japan, December 2nd 2019 (movements III-II-I-V)

Gusto saxophone quartet, Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium 2020, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand, December 20th 2020 (movements III-II-I-VI)

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.