Jorge Fornies is a Spanish musician, composer and visual artist based in Singapore. His works are characterised by a continuum between tender overarching refrains and defined sequences with increasing momentum. Always contemplative and expansive in nature, his compositions draw on neoclassical and ambient electronic music. Fornies composes for piano and strings working with studio recordings alongside electronic elements.
His first album Loudly Quiet will be released in early 2021 together with his forthcoming solo exhibition under the same name. The album is a hopeful and poignant collection of compositions for piano and strings which each focus around an individual story or transient moment.
He has often worked in collaboration with others including Bouvaque with photographer and filmmaker Han Sungpil for which Fornies’ created a piano and string quartet score. He has composed for films including Caroline Fink’s epic documentary about the receding of the largest glacier in Switzerland, Aletsch: Of Ice and Men, 2016, and made music for documentaries and video installations with Gitta Gsell. He also worked on Yan Wang Preston’s major project Mother River, which was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2015.
A classically trained pianist since childhood, educated at Conservatorio Profesional de Musica de Vila-seca in Spain, Fornies returned to music study in 2017 gaining a MFA in Music Composition and Orchestration at Chichester University in the UK. He is a member of the Composers Society of Singapore.