After nearly a decade of work, at last we can hear illusionist Rubén Vilagrand’s complete soundtrack.
This album brings together 14 songs composed by Roman Gottwald, inspired by circus music, Tango, Klezmer, and movie soundtracks.
The tick-tocking of clocks and a typewriter, car-horns and gadgets are transformed into musical instruments, giving a unique character to the soundtrack.
This musical creation has improved and matured in detail over years, until finally being recorded and brought to life by a group of international musicians.
An essential part of the spectacle’s choreography, each of the illusionist’s stage movements have been scrutinised, nuanced, and accentuated by the composer, bringing an unmistakable unique language to the performance.
Roman Gottwald is a composer and conductor out of Berlin. At 13 years old he sang as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Seji Ozawa. Later he studied violin and composition in Vienna where he specialised in composing and arranging symphonic works for cinema.
Amongst his more noteworthy projects he has worked as musical director in the Sydney Opera house, conducting for the play Boulevard Delirium.
After winning the ‘Frederic Mompou International Award’ for the ‘Young Composer Competition’ he began working as Professor of Composition at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. Under his direction the film Blancanieves debuted with a live orchestra in the Gran Teatro del Liceu.
Rubén Vilagrand (born in Úbeda, Spain) is a multidisciplinary artist who combines pantomime and comedy with illusion to create a one-of-a-kind spectacle.
The majority of his effects he creates and builds himself, making his act one of the most truly original and unique today. After becoming a double-award winner in the National Magic Congress (Invention Magic & Parlour Magic) in 2013, he has traveled the world, bringing his act to such prestigious venues as the Magic Castle in Hollywood and television programs like Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde.