Folkish pop songs with a tub-thumping electro backdrop by British pop artist Toni Castells. Bob Dylan meets MGMT a la Joy Division. Lady Gaga meets Julio Iglesias.
Live from Kings Place (2016)
Recording of the live performances at Kings Place, London, of "Life from Light" over the 7th and 8th of August of 2014. The concerts were part of the Tete-a-Tete opera festival and featured sopranos Meeta Raval and Camilla Kerslake. Cuban jazz trumpet Yelfris Valdes joined the 14 strong ensemble. "Life from Life" wonders about the miracle of life, the nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin.
Slaves of Time (2015)
In it I explore my obsession with time, death and afterlife. Features Rebecca Nelsen singing the soprano parts. Rapper Olly Hodding performs in two of the tracks, being my first exploration of combining rap with opera.
Life from Light (2013)
Recording of the live performance at Union Chapel, London, of "Life from Light", my second large scale live production featuring the music of Creation (2011). The work wonders about the miracle of life, the nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin.
This album is the result of my quest for understanding human nature, sex and the creation of life. Science tells us that for humans sex is the origin of mortality, because rather than reproducing clonally as bacteria do, we only transmit half our genes to our offspring, hence they will never naturally exist in the same combination again. This make us unique, completely unique.
Piano Works (2011)
Piano Works is an exploration on simplicitythough the composition and recording of a series of basic piano pieces. The piano is an old upright Chapel and the recordings were undertaken using a cheap dictaphone.
1.60.3600 OST (2011)
OST of Robert Cameron’s theatre piece 1.60.3600.Created through a long process of real life interviews and prolonged improvisations with actors, the director has weaved four worlds into a new and unique theatrical event where conventional use of space and time are questioned.
In it I drift away from my classical influences and experiment with conventional voices and popular music genres. The overarching theme of the album is love, death and redemption.
Compilation of old works, tracing my first musical steps on my arrival to London in the year 2000.
Sexual Intercourse (2010) - Single
A-Side Oratori (Sexual Intercourse) ironically uses Wikipedia as source text to describe something so intimate as the process of human sexual intercourse. B-Side Pure Potentialreflects on potential of the new life created through sexual intercourse. Both songs were recorded at the Royal College of Music in September 2010 by Rebecca Nelsen.
Fake Boobs (2009) - Single
In it I reflect that fake boobs, empty words, empty smiles and fake orgasms shouldn't be the route to happiness for the modern woman.
Buy Music, Get Art (Edvarda Braanaas/Toni Castells/)
'Buy Music Get Art' was a groundbreaking scheme created by Toni Castells in 2008 becoming the first time a work of contemporary art was sold through a limited edition music CD. Edvarda Braanaas’s 'Ceci n'est pas une fille’ was divided into 100 shares, each of them was sold through 100 limited edition CDs of Toni's 2007 performance in Bush Hall.
The Buy Music Get Art scheme was launched in 2008 at Maddox Arts Gallery in Mayfair at the opening of “Viva Lolita”, exhibition curated by James Putnam.
Live from Bush Hall (2008)
Live performance of my first large scale live show based on the music of Unharmed (2006)at Bush Hall in London in collaboration wit the Sacconi String Quartet.
My first exploration in blending operatic voices and classical elements with popular music in collaboration with Spanish singer Beth Rodergas.