The sounds of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America have always been close to my heart. This music is a piece that touches on my aural heritage of the Iberian Peninsula. A place where sounds from many cultures merge, where passion and rhythm evoke movement and dance. I let this spirit take centre stage as I play unbridled with my thoughts of friendship and love.
With the piano my arms stretch wide as I embrace its sounds, with the guitar my body enfolds the instrument in a more protective gesture. The bassoon brings breath, and the strings, an insistent force that is supported by the round and welcome tones of the marimba. All come together in the music's centre as if an extended family at home. The piece then returns to the sounds of the piano, enriched by its meeting and community.
Mike de Sousa
Contemporary Classical Music for Piano, Strings, Bassoon, Marimba, and Guitar.
Free to enjoy at Public Art World and 100 Artworks. May not be used for commercial gain. Copyright maintained.
Also available to listen to at 100 Artworks where the art, music, and words are presented together.