I wrote "Desolación" in 1999. Scored for string orchestra and harp, this work was a sort of orchestration essay. This is the first work I wrote for a string ensemble. It's also an exploration of emotions; a musical meditation of sorts that foreshadows the more personal works I wrote in later years like El Rostro de la Luna and Saudade.
Although written in 1999, no recording of Desolación was available until the Summer of 2015. This audio track is the premiere recording. The Slovak Nation Symphony Orchestra under my baton.