About Me

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About Me

My name is Jesús Diestre and I release my compositions under the alias “Muted Symphony”. I was born in Zaragoza, a city in the northeast of Spain, a wonderful place to visit with thousand years of history.

Music has been part of my life as long as I can remember. Thanks to my older brothers I grew up listening to the best music of the ’70s and ’80s, like Genesis, EL&P, Yes, Oldfield, Peter Gabriel, Tangerine Dream and many others.

I started studying classical piano at 12 and played in local bands for a while. After my formal education finished, I realized that I had the potential to make a living by creating music. I started composing my own music.

My creations are eclectic. My musical knowledge draws on a multitude of influences, ranging from baroque music, to early 20th century music, to minimalism, to certain kinds of electronic music, new age and even non-western music. These words may describe the music, but they do not label it. My goal is to write compositions that have integrity; a story, a thread, an emotion, and try to appeal to people positively and emotively while maintaining my distinctive voice.

Over the last few years I have produced six self-edited albums available on the main digital platforms: Opus One (2019), VD (2019), Intra (2020), Piano Diary (2020), Mercury (2021), and the latest one Portrait (2023).

That led me to build the website you are currently on. I developed it myself in WordPress with Elementor Pro. This is a visual, drag-and-drop website builder plugin with a live frontend editor, that helps you create a high-end design without having to write a line of code.

Music has been a driving force, an inspiration and a comfort in difficult times. This has allowed me to walk through life with humility and a better understanding of the world.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

My Selected Works

Influences

Sounds & Software

The majority of sounds I use are from top sampling companies like Spitfire Audio, Cinesamples, Performance Samples, 8Dio, and more, all produce fantastic libraries for a number of different applications.


Spitfire Audio

Perfomance Samples

EastWest

Musical Sampling

Native Instruments

Orchestral Tools

Heavyocity

8Dio

Spectrasonics

Cinesamples

 

Reason Studio

Vienna Ensemble Pro

Presonus Notion

StaffPad

Korg Gadget

Logic Pro X

Steinberg Nuendo 11

Studio