Sounding Images

As a composer and pianist, with cellist Eduard Raventós, I would like to present you a project of “Sounding Images”. It is a duo concert made of compositions inspired by the relation between the music and the image.

“Every day we find thousands of images that are captured by our own eyes and every instant means something – an environment, an emotion, a feeling, …, the unique moment that immediately turns into the past. Every piece represents one of this images placed into the score, which serve as a creative inspiration. Sometimes it is otherwise – the melodies that arise from the interior, like a few small pieces of a puzzle, are creating an image – real or imaginary. So the process is a continuity, where a beginning is the end, and the end is a beginning…” – K.B.

“Sounding Images” is a part of the Nu Classical (new classical) movement, a style that unites contemporary music creation with the classical tradition. The project starts from neoclassicism, neoromanticism and is also inspired by other music styles both current and past: jazz, tango and pop music.

I am inspired by the solitary characters of Haruki Murakami along with the melancholic music of Ryuichi Sakamoto; the extraordinary stories full of human values of Hayao Miyazaki along with the music full of positivism of Joe Hisaishi; sentimental depth of Keith Jarrett and black and white photos; the world of sounds of Claude Debussy and the urban landscape of Paris; and much more…

The project “Sounding Images” began in the north of the spanish peninsula, in Galicia, with cellist Luis Caballero Varona (member of the Quinteto Cimarrón), I greatly appreciate his talent, commitment and the recordings made by Radio Galega that you can enjoy on this page. Read more >>

One of the compositions, “Nona” – was nominated for “The 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Awards” in the category of classical music (Los Angeles, USA).

“Sounding Images” was also selected as a finalist in “II Premios Martín Códax da Música” (The Martín Códax Music Awards) in the category of classical music.

I would also like to thank especially the illustrator Kristina Sabaite for the spectacular graphic art and photos of the project.

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