Many of us feel passionate about the txistu. What I’d like is for us to work together to break down the psychological and geographical barriers that have limited its development. There’s still a lot to do for this instrument to show its full potential to the world.
Txistu Symphonic is the first time the txistu has had the opportunity to show its repertoire as a solo instrument alongside an orchestra.
COMPOSER, ARRANGER and ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR.
"“The txistu can link up with an orchestra in two ways: either as a solo instrument accompanied by the orchestra or as an instrument of the orchestra itself. I had already had the experience of including two txistus, with their respective tabor drums, in the orchestration of my composition entitled Kalejira, a small Basque symphonic dance: they brought an element of Basque authenticity to it which would have otherwise been impossible to achieve. The use of txistus and silbotes can be extended here as instruments providing an alternative splash of colour to flutes and piccolos, as instruments which would contribute a whole new range of musical nuances either by replacing flutes or piccolos or in combination with them.”