Duendes Alados (Winged Goblins) (14)’ (2001) for string quartet

Duendes alados was commissioned by the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College for the FLUX quartet. It was premiered on January 2002. The title translates as “winged goblins.” Duende in spanish has several meanings, one of them being a spirit who has a certain magical quality. This work relates to an imaginary and unreal world of fantasy. It does not reflect any particular story, but a world created in the imagination of the composer.

I-Sobre duendes y esperanzas (about goblins and hope)

II-Los pasos perdidos (The lost steps)

III- Hojas de Marfil (Ivory leaves)

IV-Danza de los apolillados (Dance of late night revelers)