01. Who are you ?
I live in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain) and I started Muttura in 2017. I’m an art historian, and I work in a museum, I love painting and music. One day while I was looking at a painting, I began to imagine a melody and I saw that I was able fusion my two passions, painting and music, into one. And that’s how I created this project. Painting is music, and at the same time music can be painting. Ambient is a style that allows you to recreate and transfer many plastic ideas into sounds. This is why in all the works I do, I look for a connection between sound and painting, and create stories that talk about art and its power. I published my first work in 2018 and since then I have tried to create musical stories where art and music are linked. This year I published a new album « El Umbral no es oscuro » where I paid tribute to the works of the artist Lucio Fontana.
02. What are you listening actually ?
I listen to a lot of music, From Opera and classical music to Trash Metal. I’m not a big fan of mainstream music or pop in general. In the last few months, while I was promoting the new album, I have discovered a lot of ambient artists who do exquisite works such as Le Code, Lauge, David Cordero or Perry Frank. Then I have my musical classics like Sigur Rós or Mogwai.
3. How you came to music ?
As a child I took piano lessons and as a teenager I started playing the electric bass and the guitar. I played in a lot of very varied punk, folk, doo-woop, post-rock projects that brought me a lot, but I always played for a group never by myself. I wanted to have maximum creative freedom and thats why I decided to create a solo project.
4. What gear do you use in studio/live ?
My home studio at home it’s very modest and I’m working to add new gear with my possibilities. I work mostly with Ableton and a big pedalboard and a lot of granular reverbs (Strymon Bigsky, Walrus Slö, Oldblood Noise Darkstar). I play the guitar with a violin bow to create wide textures . Furthermore, I recently added Lores from Native Instruments to introduce more classic sounds. I also have a Korg Monologue for the live shows.
5. Do you have an anecdote or a memory to tell us about your music ?
With this last work I had the possibility of being able to record samplers of a sculpture by Lucio Fontana for one of the tracks inside an art collection. It was a unique experience to be able to work directly with an artwork. I was very afraid because you have to be very respectful and take a lot of caution to don’t damage the artwork, but it was a magic moment.
6. Which artist would you dream of working with?
I would really like to do concerts in France, that would be a dream for me. Meeting someone there who shares my artistic vision and trying to do things together would be great. And of course for a museum and being able to play my music next to a painting.
7. What are your plans for the future?
Learning and doing research. I still have a long way to go to achieve a unique style, and there are many technical and performance aspects that I want to improve. I am working on two albums, one dedicated to Peter Brueghel’s scenes and another where I want to imagine an ambient soundtrack for a museum. But I will want to do also something different of what I’m doing now, and do research of natural landscapes sounds and create tracks inspired by the sea and ocean.
And of course I have to work with promotion and try to be more visible in ambient playlists. Then if I can, I will like make more live shows .