Música Nocturna / Nocturnal Music - By Darian Stavans.
Darian Stavans - Piano.
"Nocturnal Music is a story that poetically narrates passages of the night.”
Nocturnal Music is a poetic musical narrative of the landscape of events that occur at night. It begins with the dimming of the heavens that fall silent giving way to the echoes of the night.
We all have images of a brightly lit moon underlined by veils of clouds. We all treasure impressions of the night and the sea immersed in a dialog with the stars.
We all pray through the forces of the night. Love and passion meet and merge under its best scenarios.
Then, just before dawn, we fall into the deepest essence of the soul of the night as it slowly ends with the distant tapping of light emerging into a brilliant sky. Birds announce the end of the night bringing a halt to the forcefulness of another journey into the wondrous miracle of the night world, the most pristine view of the incredible force of nature.
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.