Sombras blancas (White Shadows), piano album by J M Solare
Sombras blancas (White Shadows) is the tenth studio album by Argentine composer & pianist Juan María Solare. Released on 19th November 2017 on the Janus Music & Sound record label.
Genres & Styles: Classical, Neo-Classical, Contemporary Instrumental, Solo Instrumental
The paradoxical term sombras blancas (White Shadows) can refer to problems in life that don’t leave negative sequels or by-products. It also means: foreshadows of good things to come. And if shadows are like a mirror of our bodies (or souls), a “white shadow” reflects the luminous part of us.
Translated into everyday language: it’s about music that underlines our most positive aspects. Entertaining, but with depth.
Casually, many of these white shadows are related to women that were or are important in the artist’s life, and not only couples or unfulfilled loves: Edelmira and Flora were his nannies in his first months and years of life.
The phrase Sombras blancas stems from a poem by Barthold Hinrich Brockes (Hamburg 1680-1747), “Kirschblüte bei der Nacht” (Cherry blossoms at night), where an extreme, celestial whiteness is described, and where one of its lines says “sogar den Schatten weiß und sonder Schwärze hat” (even the shadow is white and void of any black). A nice thought, albeit extreme utopian, since absolute whiteness -immaculate perfection- belongs to angels, not humans.
Pianist: Juan María Solare
Recording Engineer: Juan María Solare
Mastering: Finn Halle (www.dubcity.de)
Cover Art: Alban Low (www.albanlow.co.uk)
Liner notes: Juan María Solare
Producer: Juan María Solare
(C) & (P) Juan María Solare.
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Label Janus Music & Sound (LC-24894), catalogue number JMS-014