Cristóbal Sansano is a veteran composer and producer with over three decades experience working with superstars of pop and classical music. His résumé includes collaborations with everyone from Ricky Martin to Pavarotti. He also played a major role in the success of Spanish singing superstar Mónica Naranjo.
For his latest project, Cristóbal Sansano has taken center stage. The prolific composer recently launched an instrumental collection of twelve songs that will be released over the coming months. Although much of his career has been focused on pop, Sansano’s new solo work explores the realms of instrumental classical, new age, and ambient music.
Each of Cristóbal Sansano’s new singles has been accompanied by an official music video, produced with the same devotion to craft as are his elegant instrumentals. The wistful “Nostalgia” is a visual and musical collection of dream-like memories. In the cinematic “Love in 4 Seasons” features the artist alone at his piano. The Scottish Session Orchestra accompanies as the seasons change around him.
“The Unsaid Goodbye” is the latest release from Cristóbal Sansano. Unlike much of his solo work so far, the piece is not written for piano. In the video, we see a close up of the composer’s face. He stands unaffected, with a stoic and piercing gaze as a string ensemble performs a somber minor-key cinematic score.
Watch “The Unsaid Goodbye” below. You can also hear all three songs on the Deep Indie Chill playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Cristóbal Sansano. Read his answers to our 7 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist and join him on this musical journey.
7 Questions with Cristóbal Sansano
Where are you from?
I was born in Spain . I have lived in several countries. Now I am surrounded by nature but with a good internet connection
How long have you been making music?
I have been making music professionally since I was 19 years but more in pop music. My first #1 in Spain and Latin America was with a dance band named “Locomía” in the 90’s. After that I worked with success for different artists like Ricky Martin, Pavarotti, Mònica Naranjo, Mina etc.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
It’s a piano instrumental song played by me, but I have also worked with talented musicians like the Scottish Session Orchestra. String arranger Steve Turner and Jochem Van Der Sag (David Foster, Bocelli, Barbara Streisand) as a mix engineer.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
For these kinds of songs Ennio Morricone is the greatest and deepest for me. There are also influences from Albinoni, Chopin . I feel very attracted to music with great melancholic touches.
What inspired you to create this project?
A vital response to a life cycle that has closed and a pending project that I couldn’t do until I had the necessary peace of mind. I was haunted for years by these melancholic and simple melodies and atmospheres. In fact I did in the surreal time of the pandemic.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I’m now writing 2 soundtracks and I enjoy riding my motorbike (which also sounds great!)
Is there anything else you would like to say?