We’ve been wanting to update you with our news. It’s been a year of many changes in our world!
We’ve been making lots of music and preparing projects in the background that are starting to bear fruit and we want to share with you. The world needs good news and new music!
As many of you know, last year we premiered the highlights of our jazz opera Picasso’s Friend (in Madrid, in the Teatro Berlanga on 16 September). And this year (July 18) we put on another concert with two of its protagonists performing some of the fragments. We achieved this thanks to your support! A real feat in the midst of a pandemic. There are plans for the full opera premiere… for now, you can find out more in the Picasso’s Friend section of this website – learn about the new singers, and watch a small fragment of the opera here:
Our record Hang Glider/Pájaro Azul (in which Ramón goes by the pseudonym Dardo, and which came out in 1977 on our then record label Bass Drums and was reissued by Wah Wah Records recently) is now available on top quality vinyl. This track was very innovative in its day, as it used various types of synthesizers for the first time in Spain, on a 16-track recording (something also brand new at the time). While we set up our online shop, you can buy it by emailing us at email@example.com, and you’ll receive a signed copy by post.
And we have some more good news: Ramón has received an award of honour from the prestigious music magazine Enderrock (Grupo Enderrock + 440). He said some moving words at the press conference on 29 October in Palma de Mallorca, and received the award in a ceremony which took place on 25 November in Teatro Xesc Forteza in Palma, where various friends and family members got up on stage to enjoy a very special moment. The event was recorded for posterity and you can find it here, around the 1 hour 25 minute mark:
We have lots of plans lined up for next year that we will continue to share with you with energy and excitement. We wish you happy and safe Christmas holiday, and a New Year filled with health and music for everyone.
The Farran Music Ltd. Team