After decades of engaging with music, I’ve come back to the roots: the roots of new beginnings. A constant is the classic repertoire – with free improvisation rippling out in ever-widening circles. And a modern mix of improvisation and chamber music, with at the moment, piano, guitar, Persian tombak, didgeridoo, with classic romantic arias and Mongolian overtone singing.
Throughout my musical career I have always sought the pure perfect guitar sound. Beauty incarnate – at one with the composition – it evokes the otherworld, a mirror of the soul. And here too, the worldly complement: the most famous of all guitars ‘La Leona’ – the masterpiece by Antonio de Torres, built 1856 in Seville. Of modest appearance, yet beyond price, it has been my constant companion on deep explorations of old and new music dimensions. Ideal and idol at once for the modern guitar, its nature is absolute, eternal.
My next solo CD is dedicated to it: the polyphonic music of the Italian High Renaissance, the Ricercari of Francesco da Milano and Bach’s most famous solo piece, the Partita in D minor (with the Ciaccona) form the framework of my new ‘In Luce’ composition and combined with the same-name choral work, culminate in an Ode to Peace.