TRIKITIXA (small Basque accordion) PLAYER.
“There are many things about Garikoitz that move you. He puts his heart and soul into his work, and that comes through in his music. He’s a 21st century musician who knows how to move forward without forgetting his roots. And that’s moving, very moving. But it’s not only his attitude to music that’s moving... it’s also his tremendous ability to STIR EMOTIONS in us when listening to the txistu".
In Sosegua, I wanted to give the txistu the chance to show us the full range of what it’s capable of doing but has yet to voice.
I wanted to express emotions that by and large had previously been neglected in txistu playing, such as peace of mind, nostalgia, contained joy, etc. without these emotions giving the whole thing a sense of sadness.
This is a very special album for me, one in which I wanted to pay tribute to my people and my roots. And they’re all there in the evocative notes of the music.