Fernando has been involved professionally in different musical efforts, played many genres and composed for bands with various needs, furthermore, he has been working as a film composer and sound designer at the studio he operates between Madrid and London.
His musical studies are in jazz composition and guitar performance. In Madrid he attended Jazz School, Escuela de Música Creativa, and he is currently finishing his master’s degree in Composition for Film and Television at the London College of Music. He has performed for international artists under the Warner Music Spain label, artists like James Blunt, Nek and Blas Cantó. He has also toured Spain with folclore bands and played with Bossa Nova legend Jayme Marques. As an arranger and orchestrator he has worked with groups such as The Malasaña Big Band and write for various jazz ensembles and ten-piece wedding bands. In 2014 he published his first collection of songs BIG SUR, recorded and composed in New Mexico, USA.
As a film composer and sound designer he created his own music studio, SoundPrints Madrid, where he could experiment with new ways to write music and produce a score from the ground up. He has worked for international filmmakers like João Pedro Pinto (Sixteen by Nine), David and Rut García (Gorten Miller, Tetas, La Llave Maestra) and production companies like MAMMUT and Fopiani Films. He has also participated in many art installations as an organizer and sound designer. Most recently, he participated in the sound and architecture festival Efímera: Microfestival de paisajes reactivos (2019).
¨Many composers and producers tend to be indoor creatures. I gravitate towards the breed of creative people that face their tasks in the open. Those who place their own creativity in a communal effort, that believe in making their own tools, in developing a personal voice by understanding the needs of those around you.¨
Photographs by João Pedro Pinto