Diego Lozano - Nave for Orchestra. Nave was commissioned by the Arturo Márquez Extraordinary Fellowship in Composition of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). It is inspired by the "Stultifera Navis" (or "The Ship of Fools") and by the book "Madness and Civilization" by Michel Foucault, in which the author explains that during the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, in some European cities, the "madmen" and the "sick" were placed on ships and thrown out of society. Exiled, with no place or course, they wandered through the seas and rivers, embarked on a symbolic quest for reason.


  • 2 Flutes (Flute 2 doubles on Piccolo)
  • 2 Oboes
  • 2 Clarinets (in B-flat)
  • 2 Bassoons
  • 2 Horns (in F)
  • 2 Trumpets (in C)
  • 2 Trombones
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Timpani (and Medium Gong)
  • Percussion 1: Gran Casa, Thunder Tube, 2 Suspended Cymbals, Snare Drum, Marimba
  • Percussion 2: Gong, Suspended Cymbal, Vibraphone, 2 Toms
  • Piano
  • Violin I
  • Violin II
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass