‘Em Busca da Terra – Música Prometida’ portrays the sonic nature of the pianist, who prepares an album with sounds from various countries
Provided with the approval of a public tender on his work, entered by a production company, which would be worth a tribute, the pianist, arranger and composer Benjamin Taubkin had a first intuition: to overlook the film of the concert, which even 95% of musicians could do. But then, in the next moment, came the second inspiration – the one that composers usually know, exalt the first one and protect it from clichés. Benjamim thought of making a short film to portray, in a way no less poetic than his compositions, an artist’s search for musical creation.
The result of this delicate and generous detachment is in the film In Search of the Land – Promise Musicwhich has its official launch today, on Contemporary core, on Youtube. Directed by Benjamim himself and graphic artist and animator Gabriel Bitar (from Veranito Studio), the film brings the sounds of Benjamim’s piano as a soundtrack to beautiful graphic scenes, as if everything is part of a dream. There are references in the drawings and themes to the composer’s projects, such as The little shop on 57th street🇧🇷 Whirlwind sessions🇧🇷 Contemporary America🇧🇷 speaking piano And Al Quantara🇧🇷
Benjamim says of the project, in a text released by his press office: “I want to contribute to the development of the country: human, cultural, philosophical development. I think that music and my activity as a musician can help, like an atom, a drop, but still a direction.”
Its animation is truly a delight, with visual sensations very close to those experienced listening to a song by Benjamim, one of the most creative musicians in the country. A sensory alignment between image and sound that is difficult to represent.
He is also preparing the release of an album with themes inspired by his travels around the world. The musician has traveled, with artistic curiosities, to countries such as Morocco, Korea, Israel, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, Costa Rica, USA and Spain, as well as forays into Brazil.