Born in a highly music inclined family, Leo started formal music academic training at the early age of 7 and continued for several years, which helped him become familiarized with the logical and technical aspects of music. He then began to progressively shape his work identity with the assistance of several exceptional music maestros who coached him in the different areas of composition and performing while largely following a self-taught routine. This helped him, to reach a unique and special predisposition to create his own composition rules, that eventually gave birth to his current contribution to the genre of contemporary instrumental music. Today, unlike most of the composers we see today, Leo’s style was forged through apprenticeship which allowed him to grow with an integral and also philosophical vision of what making music is about.
This old-fashioned way of learning music, although dead today, made of him the exceptional composer and artist he is. Trained as an anthropologist as well as a professional musician, Leo’s view of the world, his great human nature and understanding of diversity has greatly influenced his works. His music resembles an adventure that transcends time, place, cultures and differences, inviting the listener to awake to other places, realities and questions. Leo’s multidimensional field of work is wide and varied, although his style remains quite unique and strongly distinguishable.
Be prepared for an experience always reminiscent of metaphors, imagination, voyages transcending borders, age and cultures. His genre is often difficult to categorize as it could easily fall under a movie soundtrack, contemporary instrumental, classical or even world music. Leo is currently working on his third release: “Dreams of Wonder”, which explores his rich orchestral style more than any of his previous works. (Available on www.bluedream-music.com on second quarter of 2008.
Leo was born in Bogota-Colombia, and currently resides in Southern Florida, U.S. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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