Who Am I
“I must have been 2 years old when I first heard Abba's "Chiquitita" on my parents black and white TV back in the Spanish Pyrenees, in a small town near France called Berga. I remember feeling that something special was behind those sounds, something that of course I couldn't quite comprehend at the time. I didn't even know back then those sounds were called music, but I somehow I knew that this was the thing I would devote my energy for the rest of my life.”
Toni Castells (born 3 January 1976) is a Spanish composer currently based in London. His sonic worlds transpire an inherited precocious classical training with an inventive use of modern technologies to create unique and distinctive soundscapes. His music has been described as "Massive Attack meets Mendelssohn" by Ben Roberts from music industry magazine London Tourdates and "Morricone meets Satie" by Michael Haas, producer of prize-winning recordings with major classical artists including Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Beranboim, Cecilia Bartoli and Luciano Pavarotti. US label Magnatune described it as "Puccini meets Sigur Rós".
Toni's big interest in spirituality is reflected throughout his work and his career. He releases his music through his own label Interstellar Music. Toni also teaches music technology at Imperial College London and the London College of Music.
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