Listen to the interview: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4lK6EwESZCrtnjmN9BnKtu?si=1bz-MpEDRpCY_vk4USWhbQ
Humberto Castellano speaks with Jacqueline Jax about how he set out to tell us a story through music on new album 'Hall Of Heroes'. Listen to how one creator submerged himself into a genre of music and came out with something brilliant.
Artist: Humberto Castellano
New Release: Hall Of Heroes (Album)
Genre: Classical - Contemporary
Located in: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Album, "Hall of Heroes" contains six different stories. Every song represents a very specific story, not a situation, but a sequence of scenes. Every turn in the melody represents a turn in that sequence. These are epic orchestral songs. I'm creating pieces that sound powerfully emotional, like those of Hans Zimmer, but also, at the same time keeping the classical touch, as John Williams does. https://open.spotify.com/album/7d5sDYj8kHeZrXt3gpLca4?si=FGb6H-78RX-UTb5nYzAkyAHumberto Castellano speaks with Jacqueline Jax about how he set out to tell us a story through music on new album 'Hall Of Heroes'. Listen to how one creator submerged himself into a genre of music and came out with something brilliant.
This album is about stories in which the characters struggle to do what is correct but there's also romanticism, pain, desolation, fear... hope. All those elements make a story complete in music just as they do in life.
Before the love for music arrived in my life, I was a kid who told stories. I enjoyed telling stories, of any kind to everybody who would listen. Later, I got into the musical world and crossed through different genres as I continued to tell those stories.
I always felt music as a world isolated from all of the rest of the things I loved... until, by coincidence (or not), I came across with three instrumental songs that changed my world entirely: 'Pirates of The Caribbean', by Hans Zimmer; 'Heart of Courage', by Thomas Bergersen; and 'Arrival', by Steve Jablonsky.
It was then that I realized the power that music can have to make us imagine and create whole stories in our minds by just listening to them once. I finally found the piece that perfectly joined those two things I loved so much, Music and Story Telling.
Why can't I do both things at the same time? Why should we feel both things separately, a whole piece of music and a whole story?... Why?... when actually music is born from moments, and moments can be born from music as well.
So I decided to create what I call musical stories... Short, very detailed stories, in which the emotion of the moments are provided by music... the language of the soul. The music and the story told or visual, are merged, to provide the sensation you're there.
My final goal is to prove that instrumental music not only can but should be delivered with their videos as it happens with any other musical genre because they have the power to connect with moments and emotions that most of the people don't know yet.
Right now I'm preparing a new release which is related to the current situation in my country. I guess I couldn't avoid it. I'm composing this piece for two reasons: to express the emotional situation of my people, that part you don't see, that part that takes place at a family level. And the second reason... in honor of those who have fallen fighting for freedom and justice... those true heroes, by the way.