Chilean composer Tomás Brantmayer is in the middle of writing a symphony and has his sights set on a commission for Barbara Hannigan. Find out more here:
Being part of a process of learning and artistic discovery. Also, I’d like to share learning with other musicians, performers and composers, and exchange ideas and points of view about the music and the composition.
My brother, an extraordinary musician who passed on to me his love for music.
Life itself, love, friendship, politics, and the possibility of communicating something that I can’t say in words. For me music is about life!
I’d like to make a music that allows us to communicate and be moved, and that helps us to build the dreams that in our lives weren’t possible. It’s hard to say, but I think that means music deeply connected to human pain and joy at the same time.
The orchestra! An instrument made up of many instruments, and many human beings.
It’s not only important, it’s also unavoidable, and in a world where there is so much injustice, it’s essential to keep alive the capacity to be moved.
Right now, my ambition is to finish a symphony I’m writing, but in the future I would love to compose an opera!
Liber Usualis, the compilation of Gregorian chants
Symphony No.9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2 by Maurice Ravel
You can discover some of Tomás’ work for yourself on his Soundcloud.
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