Commissioned for the Senttix project and Mr. Pedro Arcas by the Asociación Amigos de la Música de Yecla, Spain
My friend Ángel Hernandez Azorín came up with a suggestion to compose a piece about sleeping and dreaming, for an unusual combination of instruments: alto saxophone, vibraphone, violoncello, contrabass and piano. This idea resulted in a benign commission from the matrasses factory Ecus in Yecla.
The composition describes a night with sleeping and dreaming, and finally awakening with new energy and vigour. There are three movements:
- Durmiendo (Sleeping), for alto saxophone, contrabass and piano. A movement with a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere
- Soñando. (Dreaming), for violoncello, vibraphone and piano. About processing occurrences of the past day. At times, the atmosphere is somewhat surreal.
- Nueva Aurora (A New Dawn), for all instruments. Having slept well and having benefited from dreaming has brought new vigour and energy for a bright new day.
It has been a great pleasure to write this composition, about a phenomenon we all know so well.