Composer, Sound Designer and Guitarist based in West London.
Fernando’s work is characterized by his extensive performance experience in different modern music genres. His compositions often feature a blend of orchestral textures with sensibilities from contrasting musical traditions. In his scores, recorded acoustic ensembles are enhanced with crafted electronic instruments, in an attempt to blur the lines between the production and composition process.
Current and past projects include Maisie Bruno’s debut documentary Sam’s Story, João Pedro Pinto’s series of fictional dramas (Sixteen by Nine, The Last Frame) and David and Rut García genre bending shorts (Gorten Miller, Tetas, La Llave Maestra and Talón de Aquiles). He has also collaborated with production companies like MAMMUT and Fopiani Films.
As a performing musician, Fernando has played along artists from the Warner Music Spain label, musicians like James Blunt, Nek and Blas Cantó. He has toured Spain with Jazz and Pop ensembles and played with Bossa Nova pioneer Jayme Marques. As an arranger and orchestrator, he was a member of The Malasaña Big Band and has worked for ensembles ranging from small jazz groups to ten-piece wedding bands. In 2014 he published his first collection of songs BIG SUR, recorded and composed in New Mexico, USA.
He studied Jazz Performance and Composition in Madrid, at Música Creativa School of Jazz and he obtained a Master’s degree in Composition for Film and Television at the London College of Music.
Most recently, he took part on the organization of the sound and architecture festival Efímera: Microfestival de paisajes reactivos (2019).
Photographs by João Pedro Pinto