Writing Classical Music with : JAVIER ZACHARIAS

Philippe and Gabriel journey brought him to collaborate with Javier Zacharias, a talented and awarded multi-instrumentalist (listen to his band Jacinto) and film scoring composer based in Argentina. Javier has been mentoring Philippe and Gabriel work on classical composition, sitting with him (online) for long nights to rearrange classical instruments parts from strings, horns to flutes. For “Fermer les Yeux” song Javier extended his collaboration and wrote some beautiful piano lines. In 2014 Javier was awarded for his work in the TV series Inconsciente Colectivo. He has also written, orchestrated and produced the scores for the TV series El Legado (2014). In 2017 he was nominated for “Best Score” for his work on Tierra de Rufianes in BA Web Festival. Javier assisted composer Sergei Grosny in the production of songs for the TV series Monzón (2019) and is currently working as score producer for a TV series to be announced in 2021. It was an old dream of Philippe and Gabriel to be able to learn classical music. In his 20’s Philippe and Gabriel did 3 years of classical piano and had the dream to learn composition, counterpoint and harmonization. Life had it other way and he could not follow this path for some years. As he resumed songwriting in 2018, he slowly went back to his passion for classical music and the study of orchestration. Philippe and Gabriel spent time reading scoresheet, attending classical concerts, reading books about how to score for an orchestra. With recent technology some digital music plug ins can emulate instruments sound and dynamic quite well (if you are patient enough to program them for hours) and he started to invest time and money in those. Philippe and Gabriel wrote songs that are more classical influenced, and one is on his debut album “Les Rivières Folk”. It is called “Fermer les Yeux”. This song took many shapes and forms. Written around some repetitive notes patterns on acoustic guitar, changed to piano to electric guitars… and finally end up being using classical instruments and piano to tell this story. The vision was to offer a classical score using Flutes, Clarinets, Bassoon, Strings and from the Horns family only a light French Horn to keep sound quite aerial.


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