Interiores / Interiors - By Darian Stavans.
Darian Stavans - Piano.
Interior is the light. Alone, inside, it clarifies. Outside it differs, it removes itself, it departs...
Interiors is an album that speaks about the wonder of our interior life. Outside, everything is technical, and therefore every one of our movements begins in our interior world. What makes us distinct as human beings? It is our capacity to feel and our awareness of that capacity; later we act, we work, we pray and go about the tasks that provide for us and illuminate us.
Light and shadow exist inside us in an infinite erotic discourse immersed in continuous scenes and encounters. Time and space are also values of our main existential conflicts and as such live within us. As we come to terms with this existential sense that sustains thought in our interior world, we touch upon the exact and reliable force of our own existence. Once we are familiar with it we can tap the credibility of our interior world, its immense wealth and the generosity with which it nurtures our every step.
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.