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I believe the inspiration we get from any form of art brings us closer to our truest and most honest self, while helping us connect to each other in an almost spiritual way. As I enjoy the profound experience of creating new music everyday, it would mean the world to me if my work could help to inspire you, even if it is just for an instant.

I felt in love with film music after developing a career in jazz piano and electronic music. Here you can check out my work for movies and tv, as well as my experimental projects and my jazz albums.

I find improvising and composing are often the same thing,

it's all about the sound.
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Ricardo Curto, originally from Canary Islands, Spain, is a composer and producer who writes instrumental music. His music has often been described as sincere, emotional, and immersive.

Having an extensive background as a jazz pianist and composer, the piano often has a very special role in his music, but he also loves writing for strings, the orchestra, and designing his own sounds using a very diverse palette of organic electronic instruments. Sometimes he even builds his own.

Ricardo has released four studio albums, and he combines the work on his own music with the music he writes for film and TV.

He has composed the soundtrack for Netflix limited series El Desorden Que Dejas (The Mess You Leave Behind), and RTVE series Ana Tramel El Juego, both along with acclaimed Argentinian composer Lucio Godoy, the soundtrack for the movies ZERØ and Halcón Ciego, both of which earned him a nomination at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards, and he has also written the opening theme for Movistar+ series Instinto.

Ricardo works from his own studio, Sound Vanguard, in Valencia, Spain, and he collaborates with a great variety of musicians. He has recorded with Hollywood Scoring in Los Angeles, as well as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague.

Ricardo is a Yamaha Artist and he graduated from Berklee College of Music, in Boston, USA, where he was mentored by the legendary pianist and composer Joanne Brackeen. He also holds a masters degree from Berklee Valencia.
FILM MUSIC

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ANA TRAMEL. EL JUEGO
ANA TRAMEL
EL JUEGO

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Ricardo Curto and Lucio Godoy composed the soundtrack for the RTVE and ZDF miniserie Ana Tramel. El Juego (Ana. all in.)

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EL DESORDEN QUE DEJAS
EL DESORDEN
QUE DEJAS

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Ricardo Curto and Lucio Godoy composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed Netflix miniserie El Desorden que Dejas (The Mess You Leave Behind). The show is one of the most streamed on the platform in 2021.

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ZERØ

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Ricardo Curto composed the original music for the drama ZERØ. The score was recorded with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra in Prague, and it earned a nomination at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards in 2021.

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INSTINTO

OPENING THEME

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Ricardo Curto composed the opening theme for the Movistar+ show Instinto. The erotic thriller was one of the most popular shows in Spain in 2019.

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HALCÓN CIEGO

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Ricardo Curto composed the soundtrack for the independent thriller Halcón Ciego. He recorded the strings with Hollywood Scoring in Los Angeles, CA. In 2019, the score earned a nomination at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

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EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
SHAPES
OF BEAUTY

concept art +
contemporary music
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concept art +
contemporary music
JAZZ ALBUMS

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1. Upside Down
2. Equilibrium
3. Fenway Park East
4. Anthropology (ft. Rebecca Chubay)
5. Laura De Noche
6. Fringe
7. Autum in New York

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SPOTIFYAPPLE MUSIC

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1. Electrane (For John Coltrane)
2. 2084 (For George Orwell)
3. Days of the Dragon (For Brad Mehldau)

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1. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
2. Al Revés
3. Creep
4. Nature Boy
5. The Shadow of Your Smile
6. You Must Believe in Spring
7. Inevitable
8. My Foolish Heart
9. Angel Eyes
10. What a Difference a Day Made

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SPOTIFYAPPLE MUSIC

TRACKLIST

1. Esbjörn Svensson Suite - Parte I
2. Footprints
3. Cada Día Como El Último
4. Pimienta
5. Rainy Day
6. El Abuelo
7. Caravan
8. Esbjörn Svensson Suite - Parte II
PIANO LIBRARIES

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LOOPMASTERS

DESCRIPTION

Included in the pack are over 200 Loops, played in a range of styles - in a range of musical keys and tempos – all conveniently labelled to get you making music in seconds. In addition to the 200 loops (which range from 110bpm to 133bpm), there are 120 one shot chords - from Major7s to obscure jazz voicings and flourishes - perfect for creating your own patterns with individual live piano chords.

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SPLICE

DESCRIPTION

Over 100 loops. Deep jazzy keys, melodic hooks and lush progressions in an ode to classic NYC garage, House Pianos is a one-stop shop for harmonic inspiration. Vintage recordings and uplifting summertime funk give way to 101 meticulously composed MIDI files and audio loops, all designed to bring a classy live feel to your production.

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SPLICE

DESCRIPTION

More than 100 loops. Raw, processed and manipulated piano textures, ambiences and loops. Ideal for adding foley depth, horror-score harmony and intrigue to a variety of genres. Full of unique house piano loops, dense reverbed textures, reversed harmonic figures and intense cinematic impacts, expertly recorded from a beautifully maintained grand piano to drop directly into a project of your choice.
STUDIO
Ricardo's studio, Sound Vanguard, is located in Valencia, Spain, and is home to a great variety of pianos, acoustic and electronic instruments and effects. All between the Albufera lake and the Mediterranean sea.

INSIDE SOUND VANGUARD

CONTACT
RICARDO CURTO
BOOKING
info@soundvanguard.com
DIRECT
ricardocurto@soundvanguard.com
SOCIAL MEDIA