Courageous and deep, reaching heights of timeless beauty - Esteve Farrés ROCKDELUX
A sonic passport to limbo - Roger Roca EL PERIÓDICO
A transcendental album - Esteban Linés LA VANGUARDIA
Sublime - Pedro Galiano EL OJO CRÍTICO
They say he is a pioneer and it is difficult not to agree - Vidal Romero GO MAG
Minimalist and delicate thoughts, he draws his own style - Francisco Negrete Mendoza REVÉS
Abstraction, stillness. Immense - Cora Muntané SOM ANOIA
Dreamy landscapes in a work as measured as moving - Diari ARA
Carles Viarnès is a pianist and composer from Barcelona.
He studied classical music at the Escolania de Montserrat and at the Conservatori de Música in Barcelona. He has been awarded diplomas in Piano, Bassoon, Music Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition, Analysis and Orchestration.
Throughout his career, Carles has been in many instrumental and vocal acts and created various musical projects involving composition and improvisation. In addition, he has developed expertise in the field of popular contemporary music from the second half of the 20th century onwards.
His work is influenced by very many different musicians: J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt, Miles Davis, Charlie Haden, Esbjörn Svensson, or Camarón de la Isla, to name but a few.
He explores new ways in musical textures and improvisation from the emotion, in order to reach higher levels of consciousness. The experience of this music is not always hedonistic or comforting since it proposes a face-to-face encounter, a dialogue built up on the basis of greatness and distress.
He has released three albums: Urban Tactus (Repetidor 2012), El Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (Repetidor 2013), and Schematismus (Repetidor/1631 Recordings, 2016). He is about to release his fourth album in the next few months.
His music has featured in plays, stage productions, TV series and shows and film productions, and he has also collaborated closely with visual artists and spoken word artists.
He currently teaches music at the Escolania de Montserrat and at the Conservatori de Música in Igualada (Barcelona). He is also actively involved in music research projects and does commission work.