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Prelude


Prelude is a tranquil exploration of interconnectedness, emptiness, and freedom through the use of simple structures and patterns, accompanied by a series of illustrations created by multidisciplinary designer Ryan Carl. The cover art, just like the music, is a journey from beginning to middle to end, everything fading into a greater point of clarity and then fading back out again. 




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Music written and performed by Sergio Díaz De Rojas.
Recorded and mixed by Nil Ciuró in Barcelona.
Artwork by Ryan Carl.
Released on the 28th of February, 2020.
Published by Sonder House (New York, USA).


The Moon Song


Restless and pensive, looking out from a balcony at an unlit street enveloped in complete silence, Sergio found himself drowning in the hollow night, and in an attempt to combat the loneliness, started composing. As is custom for Sergio’s pieces, The Moon Song has an instant sense of nostalgic tenderness — it is a song about sleepless nights, glasses of wine, and unread books next to an unmade bed. Written during that part of the night in which everyone else is sleeping, the piece is an intimate affair: a gentle and at times heavy left hand is contrasted by a trickling, tethering right, playing with altering intensity but immaculate emotion. There’s a tense determination lingering beneath every note, an unanswered question floating in the air, only to be left hanging, as the piece drifts into the comfort of the decision to simply give up for now, and try again tomorrow.



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Music written and performed by Sergio Díaz De Rojas.
Recorded by Tom Blankenberg at Juliane’s home in Düsseldorf.
Mixed by Jakob Lindhagen.
Artwork by Inès Panizzi.
Published by Sonder House (New York, USA).



Postcards


In a contemplative exploration on solitude, Sergio Díaz De Rojas has delved into a nostalgic state of mind after moving from Peru to Spain, leaving friends and family behind for a new chapter of his life. Various late nights by the piano led to the creation of a softly sorrowful tribute to one of his favourite composers: Fryderyk Chopin. 

The project got its title from Sergio’s fascination of old postcards to be found while slowly strolling through a quiet flea market, lending a vivid visual for the wistful sense of (dis)connection apparent in  the two pieces. Porcelain, beautifully fragile, has a solemn intensity in its movement, flowing with the grace and concentration of a dancer, easily evoking a sense of lonesome mindfulness. Pomegranate is equally graceful but harbouring a hint of sensuality—it beckons and moves away, slow-burning but relentlessly passionate.




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Music written and performed by Sergio Díaz De Rojas.
Recorded and mixed by Nil Ciuró in Barcelona.
Artwork and vinyl layout by Ryan Carl.
Released on the 19th of June, 2020 on Limited Edition 7” vinyl (200 copies).
Published by Sonder House (New York, USA).



Project XII — Mundo Flotante


Mundo Flotante is Sergio Díaz De Rojas’ contribution to Project XII, a 12-track, multi-artist collection that soundtracks the changes of the seasons as well as those of life, and that showcases new works by today’s innovative and creative musicians, curated and released by Deutsche Grammophon.

This composition is inspired by the Japanese art genre ukiyo-e, which stands for Images of the Floating World and reflects the attitude towards life and the worldview of citizens in cities like Tokyo during the Edo period. "For me, this piece feels like an early morning walk in spring," said Díaz De Rojas. He feels the gentle warmth of the sun and the fresh air on his face, accompanied by the movements of the trees in the wind and the birds singing softly in the background.



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Music written and performed by Sergio Díaz De Rojas.
Recorded and mixed by Nil Ciuró in Barcelona.
Mastered by Götz-Michael Rieth.
Artwork and vinyl layout by Jonathan Niclaus.
Released by Deutsche Grammophon (Berlin, Germany).



The Morning is a River


The Morning is a River is a multidisciplinary project between Sergio Díaz De Rojas and German visual artist Seraphina Theresa. It consists of four piano pieces accompanied by filmed reflections of slow-moving images, a photo series, and a poem, released on a very limited cassette edition. Inspired by Herman Hesse’s essay On Little Joys, this EP celebrates the simple things in life and is a reminder to practice them more often.




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Music written and performed by Sergio Díaz De Rojas and Seraphina Theresa.
Created in-between Germany and Peru in 2016.
Poem, photographs, and collage by Seraphina Theresa.
Released on the 23rd of April, 2017 on Limited Edition Cassette (20 copies).
Cassette design and layout by Rita Silva.