Jon Anton

Biography

The most accurate way of defining my work is "Another Way Of Music". The search of a new sound through a unique and singular language lies at the core of my compositions. Strongly bonded to minimalism, through my works – whether be it on a cinematographic, theatrical or personal level – the non-conformism, eroticism and impressionism show their most indomitable face.

In my youth, my education was focused in classic, fingerstyle, folk and electric guitar. I received vocal and auditory training, as well as singing lessons, from Lluïsa Abraham; and musical language, harmony and classic composition from Toni Miralpeix.

While working as a music teacher I also was the leading vocal and bass player of the MAI band in Barcelona. It was also by this time when I started to compose music for different theatre groups and audiovisual projects.

Interview with Jon Anton del 4/02/2015

Shortly after, I devoted myself completely to the study of the piano, delving deep on its knowledge. I received piano classes from Mikel Gaztañaga, Willy Muñoz and Marcos Salcines. Meanwhile, I kept up studying harmony, music arrangements and modern composition under the tutelage of Abraham de Román.

The discovery of minimalism was a milestone in my work, it marked definitely a before and an after. The compositions of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Wim Mertens amongst many others have left a deep blueprint in my own compositions. It is through this style where I found the place for a more powerful innovation and a more revealing schematic transformation.

The new forms and the different musical structures are the ones that bestow my music with a significant and unique character, and provoke in the audience a completely new auditory experience.

Music

My musical work, whose nucleus is influenced by the minimalism, explores a great
variety of feelings and emotions that try to inspire the audience and to take them
on a travel through the experience of new and original feelings. In this section I
introduce a selection of pieces, representative of my other way of viewing the
music.

Films

My work for the big screen as well as for the theatre encompasses all types of
genres. From comedy to terror, action, tragedy and even science fiction have been
my field. This has required a great flexibility and dynamism from me, which has
been extremely useful in my musical career. Among the artists I have worked with,
I'd like to highlight the invaluable experience acquired thanks to Jon Zabal and the
humour group "LaKanosa" (Gorka Martín and Javier Antón), Javier Trapero and
Enrique Laguna. In this section I introduce a selection of pieces of my most
representative works.

Complete works

My whole work encompasses different audiovisual fields. I have composed for the theatre, projections and several exclusive recordings:

- Musical composer for "A Tres Bandas", a show of the humour group "LaKanosa" (formed by Javier Antón, Gorka Martín and Jon Zabal).
- Musical composer for the short film of Jon Zabal "Llueve Hacia Arriba en Connecticut".
- Musical composer and arranger for "The Beertles" project.
- Composition and recording of "Opus 1".
- Recording of several works for piano and saxophone with Andoni Aizpuru.
- Musical composer for the filming project of Enrique Laguna.
- Composition and recording of "Opus II".
- Musical composer for Jon Zabal's theatre play "Aforo Limitado".
- Musical collaboration with "Generación Fnac" cd recording for the said company.
- Musical arrangement for IWEBYOU company on their Lip Dub.
- Piano collaboration for the director Ernesto del Río on his film "Umezurtzak".
- Musical composer for the film "MESSER", by Unai Antolín.
- Musical composer for the short film "Un Mundo Quemado", by Javier Trapero.
- Composition and recording of "Alter Ego".
- Musical composer for the play "Muchas noches, buenas gracias", starring Javier Antón and Andoni Agirregomezkorta.

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