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Sinfonía del Mar – New Spanish Guitar Piece by Rafael Lloyd Iglesias

Inspired, composed and recorded entirely in northern Finistère, Brittany. Flamenco guitar with classical orchestral arrangements and electronic synthesizers.

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Rafael has taught and performed flamenco guitar for over 40 years, including many famous stars – from EOB (Radiohead) to Jack Peñate (recorded with Adele).

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After a few years away from being a full time musician, Rafael is back with a piece that may define him. Rafael has the same disease as Beethoven, having gone deaf and forced to give up his career, Rafael now has implants in both ears. To relaunch his career he has composed a piece that came from the heart. Not a traditional flamenco style but a piece inspired by the sea and dedicated to his parents. The melody was an improvisation recorded on the guitar in one take late at night after seeing some images of an apnea diver dancing with hump back whales at the bottom of the sea.. The remaining composition and arrangements were recorded later by Rafael in his studio.

Rafael Lloyd Iglesias - Sinfonia del Mar


​​Inspired, composed and recorded entirely in northern Finistère, Brittany. Flamenco guitar with classical orchestral arrangements and electronic synthesizers.

A symphonic guitar classic of the future.

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‘Sinfonía del Mar’ - une symphonie pour guitare, un classique du futur.
Dernière œuvre de Rafael Lloyd Iglesias.
Inspirée, composée et enregistrée entièrement en Bretagne, dans le Finistère Nord. Guitare flamenco avec
arrangements orchestraux classiques et synthétiseurs électroniques.
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Après avoir cessé d'exercer l'activité de musicien à plein temps, Rafael revient avec une œuvre qui pourrait le définir. Il est atteint, comme Beethoven, de surdité. Devenu sourd, Rafael avait été contraint d'abandonner sa carrière, mais aujourd'hui il est équipé d'implants à chaque oreille. Dans l'optique de relancer sa carrière, il a composé un morceau qui lui vient tout droit du cœur. Il ne s'agit pas d'une
œuvre de style flamenco traditionnel, mais d'une pièce inspirée par la mer et dédiée à ses parents.


La mélodie, improvisée à la guitare, a été enregistrée en une seule prise, tard dans la nuit, après avoir visionné des images d'une plongeuse en apnée dansant avec des baleines à bosse au fond de la mer.

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