Soneando was commissioned by Trio 826 in 2011 and recorded on the group's debut CD entitled Mosaic ( Based on the Cuban son (a style of music combining elements of the Spanish canción and Afro-Cuban rhythm), this piece explores different variations in which each member of the trio functions at times as the melodic voice, and at times as part of the Latin rhythm section. Implicit throughout the piece is a clave, or underlying rhythmic "key." This rhythmic foundation is interrupted only near the end of the work, by an evocative cadenza for solo cello. While rooted in Latin music, this piece still has all the hallmarks of a classical variations form, including the exploration of different harmonic areas and a fugal section. Soneando is Spanish slang for "doing the son thing."