DAVID PONS, SAXOPHONES
SONIA SIFRES, PIANO
The CD Alma is the first recording project with pianist Sonia Sifres whose performance career began in 2013. This recording project includes works by Robert and Camillo Schumann, adapted for each of the saxophones in the quartet.
Alma came about due to the union of two personal circumstances. The first of these was my curiosity to investigate the essence and depth of the sound, a route that helped me to explore and feel the emotions transmitted when I play my instrument. I attempted to express my own interior voice via the 4 main saxophones in the family, including the stage repertoire of the duet with piano of the composers Robert and Camilio Schumann. The music of both of these composers has made a great impression on me, and I believe that it is the best way to transmit my own expressions.
The second factor, which was the most important when beginning the project, is a bit more complex and emotional. In this work, I never attempt to show off my skills or strengths with the instrument. Alma does not represent an exhibition, and this brings me great tranquillity. Alma is a personal sample of what I feel when I play music, conceived as a well-deserved gift for those who introduced me to this industry: my family. Do not listen to Alma with the ears of a saxophonist, nor with any historiographic intentions. I recommend listening to the recording with the heart, and attempting to understand that the aim is to show my loved ones, my family, what I feel when I play music. Alma is love and gratitude for the effort, time and dedication that my family have sacrificed for me, allowing me to get to where I am today.
“David treasures in his interpretations very good musical taste and great sound wealth.”