Composer Horacio Fernández writes: ‘In this virtuoso piece, the cello is asked to put the bow down and imitate techniques that are usually associated with the guitar such as the use of chords and fingerstyle technique.

‘With this, the cello proves once again its capabilities as a simultaneously harmonic and melodic instrument while also exploiting some of the great diversity of color that can be found with extended pizzicato techniques.

‘A true collaboration between composer and performer, the essence of the piece was enhanced and improved upon by the careful work and enthusiasm of Philip Sheegog.’