For flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, piano and cello
Duration: 9'30'' minutes
Performed by the National Sawdust Ensemble and the Constellation Chor
Constelaciones was commissioned by the National Sawdust's Hildegard Competition.
It was composed as an in-situ work based on the striking visual layout of the National Sawdust hall. The original version of the piece was created with a movement element: it required the clarinet, violin and flute players to do a series of carefully choreographed walks along the black lines of the venue whilst playing. These walks have a direct impact on the music that the rest of the ensemble plays.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible for the players to do the walking parts during the premiere. Instead, members of the Constellation Chor performed the walks which was projected as a video during the premiere.
The piece may be performed as either of the two formats.