The coherence of the discourse and the insistence of a musical gesture has been one of my main concerns as a composer. Others of my pieces reflect the same philosophy and this is focused in a notorious way in Variations for solo guitar. In this piece are exposed five variations where there is the maintenance of the bass of the harmony being variable only the gesture and the pitch content.
The aim of trying to relate all the variations allowed me to create musical ideas that occur in all the five parts of the piece.
Variations was written between January and February 2004 by request of my dear friend Nuno de Sá.
Hugo Ribeiro April ‘04