Juan Barallobres

About me

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I make music to talk about the depth and mistery of life and all the things around it. My target with music is to mobilize people hearts and bodies. I am comopser and producer in my own music and working with other artists music, films and theatre too in my own studio. I play piano, synthetizers, keyboard and indian harmonium. I like to integreat my instruments sounds with samplers and noise that i record to make diferents kinds of space and sensitive sensations. The contact with artists from differents places and histories make the music and the messeges whithin grow so fast. So i want to know new people for it.
My first solist albúm is in spotify and my second album will be finished soon.

Cultural background

  • Argentina

Values

  • Adventure
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Determination
  • Friendships
  • Love
  • Spirituality
  • Teamwork
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Musical subculture
  • Spiritually-driven
  • Workoholic

Project Music

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Seize The Day

‘Seize The Day’, written during lockdown by actor and musician Greg Wise, is sung by Heather Ella Rose with backing vocals by Marshall Muze, Bass by Neipesmit, piano by Juan Barallobres and produced by Lucas Avellina. This song is about the importance of appreciating and loving life, even when the day or the time you’re in is hard. It’s a folk type song that starts out small, but widens out to take in the change we are now facing - a whole new ordering of things - social injustice, the financial system, and the state of our planet.

  • Instrumental
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • Bass
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Guitar
  • Drum set
  • Theremin
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
Rise Up

Rise up' is about walking the line between hope and despair for our planet. It is a story-song written about a person who has everything, but who struggles to enjoy happiness knowing how much suffering there is in the world. Ultimately the song represents the journey that anyone of conscience must make on a planet in turmoil, asking ‘how can I feel happy, when others are not free’. But the song still holds hope, as ‘love finds a way through the dark nights’, finally saying ‘you must be the change you seek, you must cease the war in you’.

  • African
  • Dance / EDM
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Grand piano
  • Organ electric
  • Drum machine
  • Drum set
  • Argentina
  • Swaziland
  • United Kingdom
World Made of Sand

World Made of Sand' is an unusual hybrid with Hulgo, Juan and Heather, working on a Latin song composed by Hulgo, then worked on by the others in the collaboration. It's an uplifting, upbeat about what feels very much like transition times on our turbulent planet. As the lyrics say 'I see the dark clouds on the horizon, do you see them too, do you see the people running to the light, to the hope, the dreams'. It speaks of 'a world made of sand' and the rising and falling of empires but it is still a hopeful, joyful song.

  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Latino
  • Minimal
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Argentina
  • Mongolia
  • United Kingdom
The Things That Matter
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  • Creativity Award
  • Album Track

´The things that matter’ has at its heart the quote by Martin Luther King; ‘the world begins to end the day we are silent about the things that matter’. As the song then goes on to say, ‘our hearts can only mend, the day that we speak up about the things that matter’. It is ‘a call to arms’ for social justice and transformation on our planet, and a sorrowful lament for all the victims of injustice. The song was first created by Heather with space in the verses for Marshall and Juan to produce.

  • Ambient
  • Electronic
  • Minimal
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • United Kingdom
NEW CREATION

A new creation’ is a song full of hope and love for the earth. It carries a profound faith in the possibility of transformation. Though the world is going through some tough times at the moment, we have a conviction that ‘out of the old comes the new’. Beyond our sorrow for the mess we’ve made of our beautiful planet, there is still time to transform to a new earth, ‘ a new creation’.

  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Generative
  • Instrumental
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Overtone / Throat singing
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Treble
  • Piano
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Balafon
  • Bass drum
  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • United Kingdom
Rise And Fall

This song is about hope for earth, many things have happened and many are still going to happen but earth depends on our hope as humanity to thrive.

  • Alternative
  • Classical
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Improvisational
  • Indie Pop
  • Lounge
  • Pop
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Harp guitar
  • Argentina
  • Swaziland
  • United Kingdom
Bumpy Ride

This song is a response to the feeling of turmoil in the world. It is reflecting something so many people on earth are feeling right now; that we are on a rollercoaster of emotions, thoughts, and new and collapsing realities. It comes from the feeling that we must hold on tight and as the lyrics say; ‘Stand together so we don’t fall down’. It’s a bouncy song, like a wild ride, but it has a positive message of resilience and recovery. It’s an ode to survival, and to the human spirit of courage to overcome all things if we only work together.

  • Funk
  • Indie Pop
  • Pop
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • United Kingdom
Beautiful Earth
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  • Creativity Award
  • Album Track

This is a love song for life on earth. As the lyrics say; ‘We’re bound together like a thousand prayers’. It reminds us that love is the one truth and that we will find ‘ways to survive.’ The song was written when thinking about how we cannot change systems with the approaches that produced them, and about how this time is particularly challenging. The song proposes that if we all feel love for every element of life, from the beauty of nature, to our own sorrows and joys, for our diversity of people, it will ‘tune us up’ to be more holistic.

  • African
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Indie Pop
  • Pop
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum set
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Benin
  • United Kingdom
Pangea

“Pangea” is a song depicting a sense of wholeness. Referring to the hypothetical continent of the past, the song is a nostalgic remembrance of a time when the planet was a single landmass, before separation. Pangaea is a combination of nostalgic strings strung in a harmony of a natural gathering of sounds. Between old and new sounds, rhythms and melodies, and distant collaborations, Pangaea is a piece inspired by a sense of planetary oneness. A oneness of humanity and of earth, and the span of time that encapsulates their common narrative.

  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Kamãnche / Kamancheh
  • Ud / Oud
  • Drum set
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
Eternity

This song is about love and death, and hope and fear. It’s about that space in between this life and the next. It’s a deep journey that represents the universal human experience of living with death and uncertain life, but with love as the force that gives us all coherence. The meaning in the song is heightened even more at this time with the global lockdown happening, and it aims to be a balm and a challenge to the spirit. As the lyrics say ‘Can you hear, can you feel, the coming of eternity, we must face it, face it, with love or fear’.

  • Fusion
  • Indie Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Charango
  • Kyl-Kobyz / Kobyz
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Duduk
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
Nature Procession

The song was adapted from Khalil Gibran’s poetry collection "Al Mawakib - Processions". It attempts to contrast an aspect of our life on earth, bound by the base and the material with our eternal life "in the forests" of our spiritual identity. It serves as a reminder of who we really are and the necessity of seeking this greater truth. The song begins by describing how in this world we are ultimately part of a herd, being pushed to a world of deceit and concludes with a call to action of "Give me the flute, and sing."

  • Alternative
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Harmonium
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Percussion
  • Flute
  • Nay / Ney
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Uruguay
Hands to Heal

A few years ago, Juan Barallobres was visiting Isla Maciel, a poor area in Buenos Aires. As he walked around, he saw a group of women working, taking heavy sand from the river to clean and sell to local builders. Juan recorded the sounds they were making with their hands. This affected him greatly and gave him the inspiration for the song. “Hands to heal” talks about women’s work, their struggle, and their energy worldwide. It’s a song about the way women tirelessly work to transform the hard things in their lives, to make them better.

  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Kamãnche / Kamancheh
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

No submissions for project Beyond Music Project Volume 1.