Juan José Ochoa is a Spanish pianist and composer known for his vibrant music for electronic prepared piano and his sought after soundtracks for films and dance shows. His style builds bridges between the classical tradition, the avant-garde and the electronic dance music, with compositions that present a strong visual and physical aspect as well as deep and emotive sensitivity.
Nominated for best music at the Zurich International Film Music Competition, he also collaborates regularly as a pianist and composer for choreographers and dance companies such as the English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Dana Raz Dance Company, Inquiquinante Danza and Stream Movements, amongst others.
Involved in cinema projects since early age, Ochoa's first contact with the seventh art came at the age of ten as an actor and musician in the short film Minueto, directed by Santiago Choliz. After that, he composed music for several short films and commercials and won the Kino Award for the best soundtrack for Aritz Parra's Sherip.
Evocation 2015 marks Juan J. Ochoa's debut as a film maker. Departing from the music of the spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, Evocation reflects the desire and the inspiration of an artist in a piece that blurs the boundaries between music, dance and cinema. It was presented under the short film category at several international festivals, such as the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (South Korea), the Sao Carlos Video Dance Festival (Brazil), and awarded with an honourable mention at the Short Waves Film Festival (Poland)
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