Amarilis & Sunneva, September 26th 2020 in Cologne (Sasha Laguna)
It would be unthinkable not to close this circle with a work for her, for Sunneva, for Kristina - they are one and the same. That is why I conceived the Lamento
de Sunneva in 2021, still in times of confinement, as a musical storytelling: with Nordic and Iberian influences; music of today but without leaving the philosophy of affections of the 18th century and at times, like the "fortvilelse" (despair)
section, it takes the technique of the instrument to the limit.
There is no score, although I may consider writing it down at some point.
I feel moved that I have gathered in one so many passions, memories, scenes
and moments that inspire me; I feel touched that Sunneva, this gift of the sun, with the precise colour of the fields of Castile in late summer, arrived in my hands in August 2020, with her incredible sound, to spend the rest of my life by my side, and that
she will survive me, with this story, with the story of Kristina av Tønsberg, Kristina de Noruega; with that Saudade, that Heimweh, hjemlengsel... in Spanish we don't have such a specific word.
will continue to sound with that seventh string, those human voices, with her lamento.