- Pedro Meirelles
Pedro Meirelles is a classical/rock composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Rio de Janeiro. Throughout time, while developing his hybrid alternations of dissonant minimalism and percussive orchestrations, Meirelles began building and licensing his extensive solo catalogue while also working with renowned names such as Gogol Bordello, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Goran Bregovic and Andrew Scheps. Contact@PedroMeirelles.com
- music tech, music production, music composition
- rock, electronic, classical
- New York
This is a powerful piece, thanks for sharing!!! Probably not right for us as an entity as we focus more on electronica, but from a personal point of view, this is definitely the kind of instrumental that's been missing from the music space for a while :) Keep us updated on your next movements. thanks!
Love this! Cinematic, theatrical, well done. Not sure where I would place it in a playlist, its more classical than jazz, pop, or alternative, and I don't feature much classical. This is only 2 minutes long, is it a clip from a longer piece? if so, send a high quality mp3 of the piece to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Fluence Request - Artist Name - Track Title' in the subject line and I'd love to find a place for it, but may have to build a playlist around it to do so ;) Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!
Short but sweet effort, with delicate piano and budding string accompaniment in the introduction captivating my attention early on. Sounds fit for an epic film scene. Percussive stomp at 00:53 adds an ominous, creeping edge -- though the melodic shift at 01:02 shows some effervescence. The melody is simultaneously bright and ominous, somehow - in a brilliantly colliding way. This makes me curious for 'DUSK' as a whole, since it's such a small fragment -- feel free to send the whole thing over to email@example.com. Thanks Pedro!
Very cinematic. Love the epic crescendo like build. You left me hanging though! Haha, my only constructive criticism (based entirely on my own opinion of course), is that it's too short :) The timpani moment midway was EPIC. Followed your account, really looking forward to hearing more, and checking out what else you've done!
Hi Pedro. Thanks for sending me this as I have to confess I'd forgotten how much I liked Nostalgia, that you sent me earlier in the year. But the moment I heard this wonderful piece I knew it had to be by the same composer. Just what I needed to hear after a tough day. Hope things are going well for you. Keep the gorgeousness coming!
Superb from start to finish , the speed the sound the piano was memorising to say the least now take three tracks to a major classical label and you will be signed .. Truly a marvolouse track a pleasure to review ...
Its absolutely beautiful. Stunning track, I like the production a lot... the track swells, ebbs and flows well and has a very soundtrack-y feel. My only complaint is that it may be just a touch too long... may have a bit more impact if it was a touch shorter. But yes, this should be played at the most dramatic point of a film... I feel like that is where it would best be served. The video is nice too.
A really beautifully filmed video to accompany an emotionally stirring piano based instrumental. I found the combination of watching a film through an older video camera with the old man a good representation of nostalgia. The music went very well with the video, and could probably work with other types of films.
Beautiful video. Perfect feeling created to correspond to the title *Nostalgia*. Not only did I find the cinematography inspiring, but the overall emotion I received from the video felt like a dream. The music accompanied to the video very well, causing a dramatic finish to a well thought out production.
Sentimental, artistic and visionary, this is a music video I would be proud to feature on my blog, Jump Into Limbo, and I will. It tells a story beautifully in time with the rhythm of the composition, and the artistic direction is perfect with sepia tones, overlay effects and cut-to-scene shots that transition well. The movement of the character is matched by the song, and this is key to effective storytelling in a music video. The song reminds me of the Ludovico Einaudi's Fly from The Intouchables' original soundtrack, and the similarities are indeed there. I can see this perhaps being released at an art festival, or featured in an art exhibit.
Really apt to the title, 'Nostalgia'. The video is perfectly in tune with the song and it all runs so smoothly. A really well structured song of half soothing, half daunting piano melody. The slight addition of abrupt strings adds to the build leading up to the 3 minute mark - fantastic.
Good work on the video, really striking/unique and poignant alongside the music. It might struggle to get on buzz blogs because it's not really the sort of music they tend to go for but stick at it because you're certainly on to something good. Search out some more niche blogs, video blogs etc rather than big news sites. Will share now and add to our submissions list. Good luck.
Look out Yann Tiersen, there's a new kid on the block. This is a well-performed piece with emotional depth as well as a lot of feeling translated into the recording. It could easily be placed within film. Strangely, I expected the evocative video to come to some kind of conclusion - felt a bit disappointed at that but it's a clever, lovely clip of a man remembering significant memories of his long existence. The unusual way images were portrayed in the train window, his spectacles, where he was walking about, really caught my imagination - it made me feel the things he was thinking. I really liked it, and the song.
My oh my. This is a lovely and haunting track. The video is also great and nearly moved me to tears. I can envision this song as a centerpiece to any soundtrack. I would definitely reach out to music supervisors to shop this around. With respect to the video, I thought it was professionally done, captivating and the perfect fit for the music. My only suggestion would be to consider changing the ending. The man is on a journey and, for me at least, the ending just didn't quite match the rest of the images. This is not a big deal though and I thought that this was truly an excellent musical and visual experience. Thanks!
Beautifully atmospheric song, brought alive by the lovely and quite perfect-fit video. I love how your piano arrangement stays rich throughout the entire song and manages to sound so diverse at the same time. I could really see this soundtrack a movie/trailer/ad of some sort, so I would try and pursue that if you haven't done it yet. It's not really something for the blogs because of the classical aspect, but this track clearly shows you have a talent. Did you consider working with vocalists yet? Someone with a theatrical/dramatic voice could do great things over this song (or something similar).
The video reminds me of something Sigur Ros might produce with the main character exhibiting a deep sense of melancholy throughout. The piano laden soundtrack does its bit to enhance this mood and it is a real joy to hear it build over multiple ebbs and flows. Setting a soundtrack that adheres to a lifetimes worth of highlights is a difficult task but Pedro Meirelles dexterous composition is more than up to the task. With the sweep of the audio getting more expansive by the second the expected crescendo never materialises but like with most things life just tends to go on so we can record yet more memories for later viewing. This is a life affirming piece on a life lived to the full.
Based out of Rio de Janeiro, producer and multi-instrumentalist Pedro Meirelles' projects intense beauty throughout his track "Nostalgia". The vibrant composition, led by breathless keys and string swipes, is made even more affecting by a well-executed video that reflects the track's namesake beautifully; an old man's personal journey through his own memories proves to be occasionally overwhelming, but pure and beautiful nonetheless -- just like this exceptional track. Meirelles shows incredible instrumental and emotional grasp throughout this moving piece. Excellent work. I'm excited to potentially get started working with you on the PR campaign. Let me know if you have any questions at all. -Mike
Great to hear from you again Pedro! You already shared the music with me, but the video really takes it to the next level, and captures the title perfectly. Great work! I'll copy/paste my notes from my previous listen, in case they might be useful. And I'll definitely share the video on Twitter! ---- Beautiful piano work! Dark and haunting, just the way I like it. Reminds me of the theme to The Piano, which you probably know, but can hear at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlVJqZ_nRkE Of course, all bets are off once your additional orchestration comes in! The string stabs really add to the driving motion and momentum. I particularly like the major section, which sounds like the trio of a minuet. The more the piece progresses, the more I detect a Baroque or early Classical character. The ending was abrupt yet satisfying. I really enjoyed this, and I'd be happy to share it with my following. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
In regards to how this would fit into my cinematic world, I could see this whimsical piece being used in films by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Wes Anderson. It certainly elicits a very distinct, almost nostalgic feeling. One of the comments on the piece from Soundcloud called it Parisian, which I would say is fairly accurate, until the strings come in and really lift the music to an entirely new level. The musical progression overall, starting with the accordion and then adding the piano and finally strings creates a simple, moody, and powerful piece that I think could underscore a serious moment as much as it could a comedic one.
From the sweet introduction to the orchestral movements at the :45 part (a refrain the repeats again just past the mid-way part), I felt like I was transported to the French countryside. I could absolutely see this composition in a soundtrack or advertisement. The piece is simply, yet compelling enough to keep your interest. I think you brought it in at just the right length. Great stuff and I will definitely include in future playlist compilations. Thanks for sharing.
Really moving and evocative. I need to be listening to that on a speeding train, leaving behind a sad situation! Reminds me of some of the music of Haiku Salut although I don't imagine either of you have heard each other. But you share that talent for making soundtracks for imaginary films; the narrative and emotion is all there in the build and release of the music.
Really impressive. I like this track almost about as much as the last one you sent, probably more. Really strong cinematic quality with killer melodies. I love how it evolves and the focus of the song changes, first the accordion, then the strings. Its really smart and feelslike it could be part of a whimsical or romantic French film. Killer work.
Truly wonderful stuff Pedro. This could be gold for ads and trailers: a gondola ride through Venice, a walk through Paris - all the stuff that jewelry companies salivate over. Keep 'em coming!
Hey - thanks for taking the time to submit! Very nicely written piece of music with beautiful rises and falls, well put together. If this is your skill set, I would highly recommend putting together an album of tracks and sending to music libraries. This particular piece has "English period drama" written all over it - look for libraries whose music gets used in shows like that. One small piece of advice that I do tend to hear - make sure your piece has a clear ending if you want it to get synced. Although the last chord here is pretty and you may intend to leave the listener guessing, if it's being used as a cue in film or tv they would need the option of an ending.
This is a pretty enjoyable tune, and actually quite beautiful in parts. It's not really something that I'd normally choose to listen to, but it's very well-composed, performed with style and would work really well as a soundtrack. Thumbs up from me. I'm not sure about the abrupt ending but, again, it would work well within the confines of a movie soundtrack. I'd like to hear more.
Song has a great tone to fit into a lot places via film. I could really see this making sense in a indie / drama flick, both for a beautiful segment build, as well as super useful in an ironically horrible event. As far as a track by itself, listening via soundcloud or what have you, definitely ended in a perfect spot. Drawing out instrumentals is a part that maybe too many musicians do and don't know how to call it quits. Nostalgia hit a great point to close, leaving this open ended and potential for remixes/collabs/etc. Into it!
very nice, I love the gradual build that continues throughout. The pace makes me think of a fantastic train journey for some reason... would love to hear more from the composer? Pls PM me. Pitchable for sync, would be cool to get 30 or 60" versions if you're interested in sync etc D
Beautiful piano work! Dark and haunting, just the way I like it. Reminds me of the theme to The Piano, which you probably know, but can hear at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlVJqZ_nRkE Of course, all bets are off once your additional orchestration comes in! The string stabs really add to the driving motion and momentum. I particularly like the major section, which sounds like the trio of a minuet. The more the piece progresses, the more I detect a Baroque or early Classical character. The ending was abrupt yet satisfying. I really enjoyed this, and I'd be happy to share it with my following. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
This is a next level composition, great for ads and trailers. You do a great job of setting mood & tone and an even better job of exploring melodic possibilities. I'd love to hear more of your work.
What a musical landscape; I could see the movie play out in my head. Beautiful! Are you aware of the genre Epic Music? This would fit well there; and if your music is up on Spotify, you should target some of those Epic Music playlists (or create one yourself). Just sent a link to Imperativa Records to check out too. Great stuff!