Sydney based composer Brendon John Warner’s music transcends genre; seamlessly floating between electronica and classical, the multi-instrumentalist is paving the way for a new generation of crossover composers who use music as a means of political activism, environmental awareness and socio-cultural sensitivity.
La Fonte, Warner’s debut release, is a collection of music exploring the dichotomy between our appreciation for the natural environment and our ponderous path to climate change action, with the first half of the record thematically rooted in the former and the second half building to explore the latter.
Multi-instrumentalist Brendon John Warner is paving the way for a new generation of crossover composers who use music as a means of political activism, environmental awareness and socio-cultural sensitivity.
After playing, recording and touring with Australian post-rock group We Lost the Sea for eight years, Warner began to feel the need to follow a different creative path. His interests in synthesis and lo-fi electronics began to take over his compositional work, and not long after, he decided to leave the band to pursue his own creative endeavours. Warner has since dedicated himself to contemporary compositional work; his radical view on music has seen his focus shift towards textures, spacial relationships, dynamics and instrumentation.
La Fonte was produced by Sydney-based engineer Antonia Gauci (Kučka, Kesha, Vallis Alps) and mastered by New York ambient expert Rafael Anton Irisarri (Christina Vantzou, Loscil, Jacaszek). The combination of acoustic and electronic instruments conjures visions of landscapes of epic proportions. Warner tells of the tumultuous relationship between man and nature; the volatility of planet earth, its shifting ecology and capricious climates; its demise, its triumphs and its imminent danger.
Through aural soundscapes, Warner eerily details the melancholic fate which impends over civilisation if nothing is done in due time. La Fonte moves Warner to the forefront of a new generation of crossover composers who use their talents as prophecies, as tokens of political activism and as warning bells for danger. Listen below:
La Fonte is available on all good digital streaming platforms.