Inspired by Miles Davis`s legendary album Sketches of Spain, this project intends to conjure up Spain "as if through a prism - as a concept rather than a place". Guitarist Jacob Kellermann and conductor Christian Karlsen worked with hyped young composers Francisco Coll and Pete Harden, who have each contributed a concertante work for guitar and ensemble. With Turia, Coll has returned to his roots - the dried-out river that once flowed through his (and Rodrigo`s) hometown Valencia. He has described it as his most "flamenco-colored" work so far, intended to "evoke the light and the respective shadows" of Spain. Turiais followed by two classics of Spanish music: Manuel de Falla`s Homenaje for solo guitar and Evocación by Isaac Albéniz, here in Karlsen`s atmospheric arrangement for ensemble. The last word on the album goes to British composer Pete Harden. His affinity to jazz and non-classical tradition shine through Solace and Shimmer, which is based on the same chords that underpins Rodrigo`s Adagio. Kellermann enjoys strong support by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (in Concierto de Aranjuez) and the seven members of Norrbotten NEO.