“The disc begins with the Ciaccona “Punta Campanella”, a place on the Amalfi coast, and where, according to the legend, Ulysses went up against the Sirens. There the trip begins, and each port we visit has orchestral variations of that first theme, ports where, in some way, have touched my life and have led me to write this music, this emotional journey. “Swansea” (Wales), is the place where Dylan Thomas was born, “Porto Cristo” (Mallorca) is where the only armed confrontation took place during the Spanish civil war, and where after a hard crossing of Mallorca by motorcycle, George Bernanos tries to rescue his son, who was fighting on the island. “Porto Antico” is a port in Genoa where Ramon Llull left for his last trip to Tunis to die ruined, just after writing his last work “Logica Nova”. “Puerto de las Nieves”, Gran Canaria, is the place of origin of the pianist Ivan Martin, a brilliant interpreter of that variation.
Of living in Mallorca Joan comments, “I’m really happy here. This is where the music for the CD came from.”