I believe music has power.
The power to change, the power to move, the power to take someone out of his ordinary life and to give this person a new perspective of life. That's why I do music: to move people.
Not necessarily on dancing terms, but on the way to change their state of mind.
I am a Berlin-based pianist and composer, originally from Brazil - and I like to say this because Berlin changed my life.
I play simple melodies with a lot of heart and here I learned that heart and understanding need to come first.
World is already a way to complicate place so we need to be able to understand and respect each other.
In every sense.
This is a non-binary world, a non-binary society and we should actively fight for that, for the respect and understand between people.
I was lucky that my track Sunday 23 appeared on the Project 12 series by Deutsche Grammophon.
About creating 'Sunday 23' he says: “I wrote this on a Sunday morning, on the 23rd of March – when autumn was appearing in São Paulo. Autumn there means spring in the northern hemisphere. There was this feeling of “every end is a beginning, too” – you know that feeling that lets you realize life as a cycle!?” Echoing neo-classical and film soundtracks, the music created by this Brazilian composer and pianist uses harmony progressions, ambient soundscapes and confrontational feelings to shift through styles in a fluid, emotional way. Sunday 23 is available on all the streaming services.
16.12.2020 - The vinyl compilation Project 12, from Deutsche Grammophon is out! My music Sunday 23 is on the side A as the 1st track in the vinyl. Check it out on your favourite vinyl store or here
12.12.2020 - The Brazilian visual artist Leticia Ramos made an online artwork for Jeu de Paume, the art center for media and photography in Paris. I collaborated with a music composition for this interactive video installation called Null Island. You can access it online until January 2021
10.12.2020 - I was invited by Karlstorbahnhof to choose one music from the last 25 years and make a cover version of it to celebrate the 25 years of the prestigious cultural and arts center and music venue of Heidelberg. Here is what I did.
30.11.2020 - Tonight I will be joining the Walter-Serner-Preis für Kurzgeschichten 2020 - Preisverleihung an Peter Zemla. The winner story written by Peter Zemla happens on a bar and for the occasion I was invited by Literaturhaus Berlin to perform on the virtual bar where the ceremony takes place. Wih Nadine Kreuzahler and Anne-Dore Krohn (rbb Kultur) and Janika Gelinek and Sonja Longolius (Li-Be). Laudatio by Kathrin Passig. It premieres tonight at 19:00 (Berlin time). Check it here
26.11.2020 - If you speak Portuguese, I had a talk with the Brazilian composer Rodrigo Lima. We talked about EMESP (Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo) the Brazilian music school situated in São Paulo, where I studied composition from 2012 until 2015 and where Rodrigo is a teacher. We also talked about my music 'Sunday 23' that was released by Deutsche Grammophon and about living and working with music in Berlin, Germany - city where I live. Check it here.
12.11.2020 - Today I would do my concert THE FIRE IN THE FOREST at Ölberg-Kirche in Berlin. Unfortunately, like every other concert in the city, the event is cancelled. Actually not cancelled, but postponed. A new date is gonna be defined and we will do it in 2021. Thank you very much for all the interest and support I got in the last month while promoting it. It was really important to me.
06.11.2020 - It's out! Listen now to the original soundtrack of the documentary feature Marias. Here you find it on Spotify.
04.11.2020 - This Friday, November 6th, comes to all the streaming services the soundtrack of Marias. The film was available worldwide on Netflix.
03.11.2020 - I am joining Most Wanted : Music festival in Berlin
30.10.2020 - I just did music for the podcast Secret Place Berlin, from my good friend Lacy Barry - check it out here
25.10.2020 - If you are in Berlin on November 12th, save the date! I will play a concert at Ölberg-Kirche, in Kreuzberg.
12.11 - POSTPONED Rossano Snel presents The Fire In The Forest - Ölberg-Kirche - Berlin
DUE TO CORONA THIS CONCERT WILL BE POSTPONED. IF YOU BOUGHT TICKETS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. YOU CAN KEEP IT FOR THE NEW DATE OR I CAN GIVE YOU THE MONEY BACK
31.10 - Die Perle - Berlin
30.10 - Lavida - Berlin
21.10 - Orania - Berlin
2.10 - LaVida - Berlin
10.09 - Orania - Berlin
27.08 - Orania - Berlin
11.08 - Orania - Berlin
9.06 - Orania - Berlin, Germany
29.04 - Berlin, Germany CANCELLED
08.04 - Berlin, Germany CANCELLED
26.02 Orania - Berlin
22.01 Berlin - Medienboard
30.03 - Talliinn CANCELLED
21.03 - Salzburg, Austria CANCELLED
18.03 - Hannover, Germany CANCELLED
12.03 - Orania - Berlin, Germany
© 2019 by Rossano Snel