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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoleMUSIC
Solé (Ramon) was born in Barcelona in 1971 and lives and works in Caldes de Montbui. He’s a classical-trained composer, guitar player and producer with a big stylistic versatility, cultivated along almost 30 years of career. He’s composed from folk to experimental music, plus all the main pop and rock styles, and he’s mostly written songs: in 2018 he counted more than 200 as composer and lyricist. Apart from that, he’s created a lot of instrumentals for stage shows, advertising, radio, exhibitions, popular culture, etc, and in the last few years he’s introduced himself in the avant-garde sounds, thus widening his creative range and incorporating new elements to create unique, distinctive music.

He’s written songs for the Spanish DJ and singer Miqui Puig and worked with musicians of such different styles as Jordi Armengol, Mau Boada, Keco Pujol, Ramon Prats, Txema Riera or the visual artists Helena Pielias and Vicenç Viaplana, among others. Besides, along these almost three decades, he’s played in a number of bands (Korrefok, Hèrzia and Lola, among others, apart from his solo career), always as a musical director and composer.

MUSIC STUDIES
  • 5th course of music theory
  • 2nd course of harmony
  • 1st course of choral chant
  • 1st course of music forms
  • 6th course of classical guitar with Rafael Sala (title of professional degree at Superior Conservatory of Music of el Liceu, Barcelona)
  • Studies of jazz guitar with Toni González
COMMISSIONS
With the DJ and singer Miqui Puig
  • Work in the album Impar (2008): composer of the songs Vincent Montana Jr., Impar and Verde tenis co-writer of UEFA and the single El sirviente and writer and arranger of all backing vocals of the album.
  • Co-writer, along with Puig, of the poem-song Esbrossi Robinson, for the CD Les mans plenes. Recordant Joan Brossa, a tribute for the famous Catalan poet Joan Brossa.

Ràdio and TV

  • Jingles for the 20th aniversary of Ràdio Caldes FM (2000)
  • Jingles and signature tune for the same station (2018)
  • Radio commercials for Club Natació Barcelona

Shows and events

  • Composition of the music for Escaldàrium, the festival of fire and water of Caldes de Montbui, a unique event which gathers about 6.000 people in the town every july since 1994. (www.escaldarium.com)
  • Music for the circus show Circulum now, from the company Vatua l’Olla
  • Songs for the show Recicla’t, from the company Vatua l’Olla, conceived to teach the children to recycle waste.
  • Official song of the Granollers half marathon, És quan corro que hi veig clar

Audiovisual

  • Music background for a feature of Litexco investment company
  • Signature music for the show Música secreta (secret music) by Plans Films (on Youtube)

Exhibitions

  • Sound design and music for the exhibition Calderins d’arreu. De la memòria als objectes, which opened in the Thermalia museum of Caldes de Montbui in October 2018 and addressed the migratory phenomenons in the town. Creation of a sound atmosphere for one of the rooms and background music for seven videos of interviews
AWARDS
  • Winner of the Salitja Song Contest (Girona, Catalonia, 1994) with the band Korrefok and the song Els dissortats, written by Solé
  • Winner of the Èxit song contest, organized by Catalunya Ràdio and TV3 (Catalan national radio & tv) in 1999, with the band Hèrzia and the song Per quan vinguis, again with music and lyrics by Solé
TEACHING
  • From 1994 to 1998 Solé teached guitar and gralla (Catalan woodwind traditional instrument) in the municipal music schools of Sant Feliu de Codines, Castellterçol, and in Les Granotes school in Granollers
  • He’s teached courses and workshops of pop songwriting in the municipal music school of Caldes de Montbui and in the cultural center Tarambana, in Cardedeu (Barcelona)
DISCOGRAPHY
  • Coses que passen (AZ Records, 1999). With Hèrzia (produced by Jordi Armengol). Composer, background singer and guitar player
  • Escaldàrium (Tram, 2001/Petit Indie 2010/Ball de Diables de Caldes de Montbui, 2018). Composer, guitar player and co-producer
  • Hola, ¿qué tal? (inèdit, 2006). With LoLa (produced by Miqui Puig). Composer, background singer and guitar player
  • Esto va a ser un éxito (Petit Indie, 2010). With LoLa. Composer, background singer, guitar player and producer
  • Em perdono (Petit Indie, 2013). As Solé. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer
  • Aquest collons de poble’ i altres cançons sobre Caldes de Montbui (Petit Indie, 2014). As Solé. Composer, guitar player, singer and producer
  • T’he trobat (single. Petit Indie, 2016). As Solé. Composer, guitar player, singer and producer
  • The Listening (2018). As Solé. Composer, guitar player, singer, background singer and producer
  • 7 Fragàncies (Coopula, 2019). As Solé. Composer and producer