ESHAREH – Album Le Miroir Déserté

ESHAREH – Album Le Miroir Déserté

Jazz Fusion and Inspiration

Cd Digital & Cd Physical Limited Edition

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Was born from two encounters: that between five musicians from different backgrounds but united by the same poetic and musical complicity; and that of two great poets, defenders of courtly love, whom we wanted to bring together despite the centuries that separate them. These poets are Machaut and Aragon. Although seven centuries separate them, their songs, the music of their verses, the spirit of their amorous and chivalrous speech intimately connect them and make them sound so similar.

Aragon never ceased to lay claim to this lineage of medieval poets of which he was a fervent connoisseur. “The last trouvere of modern times”, his poetry resounds like a marvellous echo to the voice of Guillaume de Machaut, “the last trouvere of ancient times”.

From the first medieval crusades, the knights brought back the oriental lyricism of the greatest Persian poets in their luggage. Oriental lyricism gave birth to our fin’amor, courtly love as it was sung by minstrels and trouveres. The art of singing was born. Aragon described and adopted this art so well – it consists in assigning a very definite formal framework to better depict an infinite feeling:

How can we become today’s “transmitters” of this fin’amor lyric, songs of the XIVth and XXth centuries? We have gathered the instruments that were devoted to it, each in its own time: the zarb and other Persian percussion instruments, the medieval flute and voice, the clarinet and electric guitar. 

Esharêh’s first meeting with the five musicians set a challenge: was it possible to bring these different sounds together and put them at the service of the same song? The complicity of the musical proposals, the combination of tones, voices, songs came immediately and surprised us by their unity, their strength and their obviousness. Le Miroir Déserté was born…

ALEJANDRO KARO

Album MARK

ALEJANDRO KARO

Album MARK

Emotional Melody….

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

For me, as a film music composer, is important to carry out this type of personal projects, because the way of working and producing this music is different from how you normally work music for film.

This new album, besides being a dream that I have had for a long time, it is a gift for me as composer, because in MARK I can make music that is very personal tome and that I really enjoy composing.

Alejandro Karo

Uýra: The Rising Forest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Uýra: The Rising Forest

Uýra: A Retomada da Floresta

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Juliana Curi

Music Nascuy Linares

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection 2022 Outfest LA Festival

Selection 2022 Outfest LA Festival

Uyra, a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil.

BROADWAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

BROADWAY

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Christos Massalas

Music by Gabriel Yared

Song “Snow Leopard” by Sillyboy’s Ghost Relatives

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Nelly has escaped from her wealthy and controlling family. As she dances in a strip club, she meets Markos, a small yet charismatic gangster, who helps her run away from her stepfathers henchmen. Markos soon becomes her protector and lover. He brings her into Broadway, Athens, an abandoned entertainment complex squatted by a small community of dancers, tramps, thieves and a captive monkey.

For a while, everything goes well, even when Broadway hosts a mysterious man, injured and covered with bandages, wanted dead by Athens’ most dangerous mafia. However, when Markos gets arrested and imprisoned, the newcomer will take an unexpectedly important place in the gang.

For years, I have admired the work of Gabriel Yared.

I wished that one day I could have the privilege to work with him, even though such a scenario didn’t seem very likely, given the scale of films produced in Greece. I would never have imagined that the stars would align for this to happen in my first feature film.

For the music of “Broadway”, I envisioned a mixture of pre-existing dance songs (from “Fame” to Greek pop songs of the 70s) with an orchestral score that would convey the mysterious and romantic intonations of the story.

“Broadway” is a film, which draws from different genres – it is a thriller, a love story, a variété of sorts – so the music plays a key part in bridging these different traditions and moods.

The idiom of Gabriel Yared’s work was exactly what this tale called for. His music is always surprising, modulating between ever-changing climates:  mysterious and yet deeply romantic; sharp and precise in composition, but fluid in its emotional resonance.

In ‘Broadway’, the music is not just underscoring the events. It is a force that drives the story, weaving a web of dramatic possibilities. It is the fuel, which sets the characters in motion, leading them through the twists and turns of chance.

And yet, like all great works, Gabriel’s music has a narrative of its own and will live and reverberate far beyond the screen.

Christos Massalas

Director

The director Christos Massalas and I met very early on in the process, before the film was shot. We discussed the film in detail, and also the colours and atmosphere of the music. I love being involved in films at an early stage because this gives me the time to reflect on the story and truly focus on its essence and spirit. 

After watching the first edit of the film, I began writing my main themes which I then crafted to particular scenes after the film was finalised.

Broadway really impressed me from the first time I saw it. It contains many unique qualities and immediately drags you in its microcosmos with all the darkness, mystery, and romance.

Christos’ attention to detail is admirable and it’s evident in all aspects of this film. He is a very promising young director who is also very musical. 

We had a wonderful collaboration and I am sure both Christos and his film will have a great future.

Gabriel Yared

April 2021

MISS MARX  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

MISS MARX  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Susanna Nichiarelli

Music by Gatto Ciliega Contro Il Grande Freddo

And Downtown Boys

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Mostra Venice Film Festival

Best Music Soundtrack David De Donatello 2021

France cinema 4 Mai 2022

Bright, intelligent, passionate and free, Eleanos is Karl Marx’s young daughter. Among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, she takes part in the worker’s battles and fights for women’s rights and the abolition of child labor. In 1883 she meets Edward Aveling and her life is crushed by a passionate but tragic love story….

“Music was fundamental in contributing to the tone of the film. As I always do, I made my musical choices while writing the script, choosing to use for certain situations the music of the Downtown Boys, a contemporary Marxist punk. Rock band. I thought that this transgressive band would render the images more powerful, bringing them somehow out or above time, and adding also an ironic detachment from the most dramatic events. The Downtown Boys have also reinterpreted the French L’Internationale. On the other hand, in order to comment romantically and ironically on the more sentimental parts, I used pieces of classical music, mainly by Chopin but also Liszt, reinterpreted with modern sounds and arrangements by Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo, the band I’ve always worked with for the musical scores of my films and whose melancholic atmospheres I am particularly fond of.” 

Susanna Nichiarelli

TOXICA

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

TOXICA

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Rona Walter

Music by Nir Perlman

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

An injured stunt woman is infected by an ancient biological compound, when a side job as a PI goes wrong….

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT | TOXICA | dir. RONA WALTER

TOXICA is a movie that, as we found out after putting the visuals together, would deserve not only delicate sound design and SFX, but also quite the precise score.

The musical score is inspired by elements of 1990s rock music mixed with smooth synths and subtle orchestral elements. The gripping theme Nir crafted recurs throughout the entire film in different moods to cause a dreamlike – or rather nightmarish – cycle.

We emphasis the subtle dread lurking on screen, creeping closer with every act. For example, whenever “Professsor Senca”, portrayed by English actor Andrew Forbes (“Bronson”, “Dr Who”) is on screen, the sound of his clothes and movements is created with the sound of rustling leaves. We approached a similar procedure with Nir’s score, twisting expectations, to keep the audience unsettled without them quite knowing, why, Nir clicked immediately with my vision, and added some truly stunning ideas due to his seemingly endless knowledge of music.

COMPOSER’S STATEMENT | TOXICA | NIR PERLMAN

Right from the initial conversation with Rona we knew the score for TOXICA wouldn’t settle for a generic Hollywood fresque score. Working with the changing nature of the film’s visuals and narrative allowed me to musically explore each segment while trying to create a coherent sonic foundation for the film’s world.

I feel fortunate to have had the chance to work on a film that allowed me to compose for horror, fantasy, action and drama all at once!

In terms of instrumentation, I grounded much of sound world in synth-based elements while adding the softness of the orchestra and the grittiness of analog and digital processing of sounds (from guitars to harps to a string section).

I am very proud of what we’ve achieved with TOXICA, as crazy as it might seem, I think the film stands out in its own special way, and I’m glad I got to be a part of this project.

LA COLLINE OU RUGISSENT LES LIONNES / THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR

LA COLLINE OU RUGISSENT LES LIONNES

THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Luàna Bajrami

Music by Aldo Shllaku

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Selection Quizaine des Realisateurs – Cannes 2021

France Cinema 27 Avril 2022

Three young and free-spirited women decide to escape their daily lives and form a  gang….

The movie is set in a remote Kosovar village and follows three young women fel their dreams have been stifled go on a quest for independence.

The dram premiered at last year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and is being released in several international markets over the next couple of months.

Track List

  • 01 – A New Life
  • 02 – Qe’s Father
  • 03 – Trois + Un
  • 04 – A Newer Life
  • 05 – L’action
  • 06 – The Door
  • 07 – Le gros coup
  • 08 – Contrepoint
  • 09 – La fin

Le Dernier Piano – Broken Keys

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Le Dernier Piano – Broken Keys

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Director Jimmy Keyrouz

Music by Gabriel Yared

Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Cd Digital – Cd Physical Limited Edition

“Festival de Cannes

    Sélection Officielle”

Une musique et des maux. Les notes superflues mais tellement vrais au milieu des morts et des vivants. La guerre entend faire un autre son assourdissant, bouleversant. Ici en Syrie, plus loin au Yemen et maintenant a nos portes en Ukraine.

La vie est fragile, les instants d’une émotion rare. Plus rien n’est protégé, sauf les âmes qui donne du piano, de la voix…

Gabriel Yared est ce peintre d’un chaos de vie, imaginaire d’un printemps qui pourrait éclore, mais les destins se croisent, s’embrouille et parfois c’est le réel qui se dessine entre amertumes et regards vers un ailleurs.

Les notes sont brèves, romantiques et un piano se fait entendre toujours et de plus en plus fort.

Merci de ce moment d’espoir.

Hellen Page

Karim, un pianiste rêvant d’une carrière en Europe, vit dans une ville du Moyen-Orient déchirée par la guerre où les modes de vie modernes ont été interdits par un groupe extrémiste. Il est obligé de vendre son piano pour ramasser de l’argent et partir. Mais les choses s’enchevêtrent lorsque son piano est abattu. Karim se lance alors dans une quête dangereuse pour réparer ses clés cassées…

Broken Keys est un film sur un pianiste rêvant d’une carrière en temps de guerre. C’est un film qui traite également de la poursuite externe et interne de la liberté et de la paix par le protagoniste. Les acteurs et l’équipe ont pris un grand risque lors du tournage à la frontière entre la Syrie et l’Irak, car ces zones sont fortement touchées par la guerre en cours.

J’ai eu une grande et fructueuse collaboration avec le réalisateur, Jimmy Keyrouz. Tout d’abord, Jimmy m’a envoyé son court métrage à regarder, qui était basé sur la même histoire que Broken Keys. J’ai adoré et j’ai décidé d’aller de l’avant avec le projet. Jimmy est venu me rencontrer à Paris et nous avons eu une longue conversation sur toute la musique de piano classique qui devait être utilisée dans le film. J’ai ensuite commencé à travailler sur mes thèmes principaux pendant qu’il tournait. Il m’envoyait quelques scènes pour que je les regarde, et donc ça allait et venait.

J’ai ensuite commencé à travailler sur mes thèmes principaux pendant qu’il tournait. Il m’envoyait quelques scènes pour que je les regarde, et donc ça allait et venait. Nous nous sommes revus à Paris et avons passé quelques jours à parcourir la musique que j’ai composée, à réfléchir et à comprendre les choses ensemble. Jimmy est très musical et comprend les capacités et les qualités de la musique qui élèvent les images et engagent le public. Pour moi, c’est la collaboration idéale entre un metteur en scène et un compositeur. Broken Keys est un film remarquable qui parle à mon cœur, car il parle du pouvoir de la musique alors qu’une nation est en guerre.

Gabriel Yared – Composer

JOSE PROMIS – Album “PROMISES »

JOSE PROMIS – Album “PROMISES »

World Pop from LA, Berlin…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

JOSE PROMIS is a Chilean-American singer-songwriter and composer, son of the well-known Chilean literature professor José Promis.

His eponymous debut album was released in 2005 and revealed that Promis was already influenced by the French chanson method and adult pop music structure, but there was a decidedly lo-fi element to the long player. The second album Promis issued, Promis 2 (2007), uncovered further sonic touchstones which included classical, Gothic, Mediterranean, and Balkan music. In a review of Promis 2, reviewer Leonard Lair remarked of the album, “Promis 2 is too long an album to take in one sitting, but overall, it’s the slower, subtler songs that should ensure Promis has a future beyond the reputation of a showman.”

From 2008 Promis teamed up with British producer Ian Matthews in Los Angeles, who produced the third album Promis III. Matthews would become a musical partner throughout his career. The basic idea for this album was to combine Promis chansons with electronic production, putting Promis’ songs to darker synthesizer sound.

MARIO HOFFMAN & MANOUCHKA MEYER Album “MANOUCHKA” Concert a l’Alhambra Paris 1er Avril 2022

MARIO HOFFMAN & MANOUCHKA MEYERS

Album “MANOUCHKA”

Gypsy time…

En concert le 1er Avril 2022 – L’Alhambra – Paris

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Cd Digital – Cd Physical

GYPSY TIME….

Un voyage dans l’âme éternelle Tzigane au travers mots et musique.

Un voyage autour d’un monde connu et inconnu.

Mario Hoffman: Grace à son père, dès son plus jeune âge il se familiarise

Avec les accords, du célèbre guitariste, DJANGO REINHARDT.

Sa maman chante, et il l’accompagne souvent très jeune

Aux terrasses des cafés.

Mario, c’est un artiste singulier, autodidacte.

Aujourd’hui il se dit que le moment est venu de chanter dans la les langues de ses origines, C’est une véritable renaissance qui s’offre à lui.

Manouchka Meyer : Pendant son adolescence , Manouchka vivait dans un HLM  en région parisienne

Souvent le soir quand elle promenait son chien , elle allez rendre visite aux gens du voyage , alors elle découvre autour de leur feu de camp , les premiers accords

De musique tzigane .

01 – Choun Man – 03:53
02 – Latcho drom – 03:47

03 – Pushka – 04:04

04 – Chpilo Gaiga – 07:16

05 – Diklo Weiss – 04:18

06- Ethmol – 02:55

07 – Manouchka – 05:26

08 – N’im Mur Léva – 03:15
09 – Narta an trin dives – 03 :31