Just like pebbles (còdols) flourish from the slow action of nature over the rocks, these miniatures for cello and piano by Juli Sandaran and Pau Sandaran are the product of a similar transformation, having been polished without any rush in search of their own identity. Dues impressions (Romança sense melodia i Melodia) by Juli Sandaran, is a work with great expressive character and a clear example of this unhurried but consequential process.
Throughout this creative experience, the interpreter has been a fundamental figure for me. I have been fortunate enough to count with cellist Amat Santacana who is a musician of great sensitivity. Amat and I have known each other since 2002 as a result of studying together in Vienna. Working hand in hand with him has offered me the rewarding experience of being able to experiment directly with the instrument for which I was composing.
The beautiful ceramic pebbles featured on this disc are the work of ceramic artist, Teresa Escayola. These pebbles which stand out are the result of a painstaking work. This mirrors the spirit of persistence and love on which the music of this disc has flourished as well as its entire process of creation.