El Lugar de los Sueños / The Place of Dreams - By Darian Stavans.
Darian Stavans - Piano.
"This album is a musical journey to places unknown of mythical legend created by imagination.”
This album is an imaginary journey to distant places and legends created by our minds and souls. Places to take refuge in from the noises and happenings of daily living.
The miracle of the Earth we permanently live in is transformed when we assemble and invent these dreamy landscapes, where all of a sudden a story about castles and romance appears… We return to these places time and again as we work and forge our existence transforming the world around us into recollections that will forever remain in our own, or in another’s, soul, turning the world into a new miracle of life. As we stroll through imagination and creativity, these bestow upon us the pleasure of being, of feeling, of enriching our path and enjoying the happiness that lies in sheer creation, the same happiness that exists in those corners of our minds we have built into shelters for ourselves forever imbuing us with love, light and passion.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Evocative is a word that has been used to describe, or better said, react to the music of Darian Stavans. Evocative? One would imagine that such a music would bring to the mind and heart shared memories, but one does not necessarily share memories with an artist; one shares feelings, reflections, dreams. These are the things one finds in the music of Darian Stavans— a passage of sorts to that special place we all have deep in our souls.
The apparent simplicity of works such as Interiors, Passion, and Poetic is powerfully touching and intensely beautiful. Captivating melodies hold our attention as their notes drop ever deeper into the soul of the listener, retrieving echoes of the human experience we all share. Our lives may be different, but our feelings are not. Stavans’ music glides us soothingly into currents of profoundly romantic reverie, pools of sunlit serenity, and occasionally into the depths of fleeting melancholy.
Stavans, the composer, imbues his music with texture: a guitar lends its sometimes earthy, sometimes airy quality to Els Segons Temps; whereas a lighter, more translucent harp is used to render Lullabies. In making his music come alive, Stavans has also become a producer (he produced all the works featured here) and a conductor. He conducted and recorded the St. Angelis Symphony Orchestra for his works Noir et Blanc and Prayer.
Nonetheless, Darian Stavans is first and foremost a gifted composer and pianist. His music speaks his soul and in so doing, speaks to our own. Perhaps listening to his works we might become acquainted with the artist, but it would be more accurate to say, we become reacquainted with ourselves.