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Joan Valent

Composer

Composer and conductor, Joan Valent, is an important voice in music, not least for the language of his music and his strong drive to reflect global issues through his expansive, varied body of work.

 

Having grown up in Mallorca where he developed a deeply emotional connection to nature, conservation is at the heart of all Joan’s work. Through his thoughtful, powerful and expressive music, Joan stirs a range of emotions in the listener in response to the current climate emergency. At its core, Joan’s musical language pierces at the very essence of music; a fundamental thread of sound connecting us with all of humanity. His composition and the sculpture of his music adds a unique, meaningful and vital new voice to contemporary classical music, and Joan being the only living Spanish-speaking composer to have his work released by Deutsche Grammophon is a testament to this.

 

His latest release on the label, Poetic Logbook, is a musical journey of two simultaneous records – one geographical, and another literary – that have inspired and invigorated him as a human being and as an artist. This disc pays homage to Joan’s musical language as he creates beautiful and emotive music, that navigates his listeners through an emotional journey across the world. The second collection of music, Poetic Logbook II, was released internationally on Deutsche Grammophone in February 2020.

Joan is also a prolific film composer, most notably known for his work on the critically acclaimed film “Birdman”, in addition to  Álex de la Iglesia’s ‘El Bar’, ‘Mi gran noche’, and ‘Witching and Bitching’, plus Agustí Villaronga’s ‘Carta a Eva’ and ‘The king from Havana’. Joan has also worked on the documentary for “How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?” and a number of TV shows including “Delusions of Love”, “Maribel Marry Me”, “Cycling”, and “Serrallonga”.

WildKat is working with Joan Valent on his branding and website design, as well as press and PR around the release of Poetic Logbook II.