2012 /San Jose California

This original and eclectic work merges instruments made from immigrants’ personal belongings found at the U.S./Mexico border with musical instruments of a traditional wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon. “Voces del Desierto” is an original concept and composition by Guillermo Galindo specifically created for Quinteto Latino, commissioned by MACLA with funding from the Wallace Gerbode Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


The piece, inspired by all those who dare to cross borders in search of a better life, is an original concept and commission by composer Guillermo Galindo.

The project

First movement (2012)

Third movement (2012)



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