Composer, Sound Designer and Guitarist based in West London.
Fernando’s work is defined by his extensive experience performing modern genres, from Fusion Jazz to Bossa and Pop. His compositions for media often feature a blend of orchestral textures with sensibilities from contrasting musical traditions. In his scores, acoustic ensembles often live next to hand-crafted electronic instruments in a mixture of textures and genres.
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 award-winning 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 with artists from Warner Music Spain, musicians like James Blunt, Nek and Blas Cantó. He has toured 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 obtained a Master’s degree in Composition for Film and Television by the London College of Music.
He has recently been invited to the Kingston University London to lecture on Narrative and Sound Design for Videogames (2021 – 2022). He also took part in organizing the sound and architecture festival Efímera: Microfestival de paisajes reactivos (2019).
image by Jõao Pedro Pinto