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About Franco Esteve

Biography

Composer – Writer – Photographer – Filmmaker – Artist

Franco Esteve was born in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, and had a multicultural upbringing throughout the United States and Europe. This multicultural upbringing led to his adoption of the concept of everywhere and nowhere for his views of life, origin, and culture. The same has applied to his professional life as well, covering a multitude of disciplines, feeding his thirst for knowledge and expression.

As a child he developed in music and piano, and also as an actor, acting in local commercials and theater, later developing in other areas of production, photography, design, and film. He’s fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Catalan, as well as a degree in psychology. His professional life reflects a multitude of disciplines, mostly focusing on design, writing, photography, advertising, web development, and film.

He’s produced and directed commercials and music videos, but is best known for his work with The Doll Chronicles series of short films, particularly Consequence, The Doll Chronicles, which he produced and directed. He also composed the music for the series, for which he’s received accolades.

Though his work is more focused on scoring for films, and he has a special love for the genre, he’s never thought of himself as tied down to it. He finds all genres have great music, and loves to explore them all. On a single playlist, he might jump from Nine Inch Nails to Beethoven to Snoop Dogg to Led Zeppelin to The Ink Spots to John Barry to She Wants Revenge.

Mostly he expresses himself as seeking beauty and expressing it, as well as telling a story, no matter the art form. Beauty is his true passion, finding it, seeing it, experiencing it, expressing it. Writing, photography, art, music, films, creative expression is what drives his projects. Sometimes it will be through his poetry, his photography, his books, music or through film, but his main goal will always be to question, to communicate, to express, and to entertain.

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Music

Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack)

Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) is the score for the Franco Esteve short film, Apocalypse, The Doll Chronicles, the third entry in The Doll Chronicles series of short films.. “Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack)” is available now:

Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on Spotify Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on iTunes / Apple Music Order the Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on Amazon  Get the Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on Bandcamp Get Franco Esteve's Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on Gumroad Listen to the Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on Deezer Buy or listen to the Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) on Tidal

More info about the album here.

“the haunting melodies and atmospheres will hold your attention scrupulously as it gradually magnifies in darkness and urgency… Franco is an exceptional composer and musician, and it is easy to recognize his abilities and proficiency, as he breaks down the barrier between the entertainer and the entertained… Hauntingly atmospheric and staggering in its scope, “Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack)” is here to assert itself as deeply compelling evidence for the gargantuan artistic value of Franco Esteve’s scoring work.” – Jamsphere Music Magazine, August 2021

suitably dark and delicious, epic and expansive, perfect to drive a film about a woman living on the edge of reality and being chased across a desolate and dystopian landscape by the darkness and trauma of her own past… Perhaps because the music in these newly restored concepts is less directly tied to the final storyline, they reveal themselves to be more adventurous and experimental… it is here that the music seems broader in its scope, heightened in its anticipation, deeper, darker, more decayed, more…well, just more!“- Dancing About Architecture Review, August 2021

“Franco Esteve has delivered on the titles promise in the aptly titled track, Apocalypse. Unsettling and thought provoking, Apocalypse is an exploration in dissonance and contrast that weaves and twirls as it moves towards its sudden conclusion. A piece worthy of our current uncertain times.” – Nagamag Music Magazine Review, July 2021

8 out of 10: Interesting soundtrack to an interesting film… Franco Esteve presents a fantastic sound spectacle on the soundtrack… an interesting musical companion, behind which there is not only a fantastic composer, but also an artist who is fantastic with different timbres , acoustic paintings come to life… Franco Esteve proves to be a sound tinkerer who has the right feel for appealing musical accompaniments” She Wolf, German Music Magazine, September 2021 (in German)

Apocalypse (music single)

Apocalypse is the title track for the Franco Esteve short film, Apocalypse, The Doll Chronicles, the third entry in The Doll Chronicles series of short films.. “Apocalypse” is available now:

Apocalypse on Spotify Order or Listen to the Apocalypse music single on iTunes / Apple Music Order the Apocalypse music single on MP3 on Amazon  Get the Apocalypse music single song on Bandcamp Get Franco Esteve's Apocalypse music single song on Gumroad Listen to the Apocalypse music single on Deezer Buy or listen to the Apocalypse music single on Tidal

More info about the single here.

“Franco Esteve has delivered on the titles promise in the aptly titled track, Apocalypse. Unsettling and thought provoking, Apocalypse is an exploration in dissonance and contrast that weaves and twirls as it moves towards its sudden conclusion. A piece worthy of our current uncertain times.” – Nagamag Music Magazine Review, July 2021

Contagion

• Franco Esteve’s new, contemporary classical music concept EP based on his experiences during the Covid-19, coronavirus pandemic is available now:

Listen to Contagion on Spotify Order or Listen to Contagion on iTunes / Apple Music Order Contagion on Amazon  Get Contagion on Bandcamp Get Contagion on Gumroad Listen to Contagion on Deezer Buy or listen to Contagion on Tidal

More album info here.

“Notwithstanding the fact that this work comes from a dark, disturbed and frustrating place, it has an astonishing, subtle, hypnotic beauty that remains revelatory after countless listens.” – Jamsphere Magazine review of Franco Esteve’s pandemic life soundtrack, Contagion, June 3, 2020: http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/franco-esteve-contagion-the-covid-19-pandemic-is-poignantly-and-veraciously-reflected

“an album soaked in a tinge of devastating darkness and depth…the virus has come to stay, but so has Esteve’s music… We accept this new electronic requiem, for the new times that await us and we celebrate his music…”
Cap Vermell Magazine review (in Catalan) of Franco Esteve’s pandemic life soundtrack, Contagion, June 30, 2020: http://capvermell.org/index.php/cultura/noticies/26608-disquisicions-poetiques-contagion-arriba-a-capdepera

Read the Contagion Interview with Rick Jamm’s 20 questions on Jamsphere here: http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-franco-esteve-talks-about-contagion-and-more

The Passage (Trailer Version)

• Franco Esteve’s synthwave song created for and used in the trailer for Apocalypse, The Doll Chronicles. “The Passage(Trailer Version)” is available now:

Listen to The Passage (Trailer Version) on Spotify Order or Listen to The Passage (Trailer Version), synthwave music single on iTunes / Apple Music Order The Passage (Trailer Version), synthwave song on MP3 on Amazon  Get The Passage (Trailer Version) synthwave song on Bandcamp Get Franco Esteve's The Passage (Trailer Version) synthwave song on Gumroad Listen to the The Passage (Trailer Version) on Deezer Buy or listen to The Passage (Trailer Version) on Tidal

The Hunt

Now available! Franco Esteve’s new, modern classical crossover music album and soundtrack to your life, “The Hunt“, is available now on Amazon (CD or MP3), iTunes, Bandcamp, and Gumroad or listen to it on your favorite streaming service:

Listen to The Hunt on Spotify Order or Listen to The Hunt, modern classical crossover music album on iTunes / Apple Music Order The Hunt, modern classical crossover music album on CD or MP3 on Amazon  Get The Hunt modern classical crossover music album on Bandcamp Get Franco Esteve's The Hunt - Modern Classical Crossover Music Album on Gumroad Listen to the The Hunt on Deezer Buy or listen to The Hunt on Tidal

“The true magic of “The Hunt” is that Franco Esteve, with all his cinematic dexterity did not compose this music as a background to any film. Rather, he composed as a backdrop to life itself.” — Jamsphere Magazine review of Franco Esteve’s concept album, “The Hunt”: http://jamsphere.com/reviews/franco-esteve-the-hunt-a-remarkable-concept-album

Read the Press Release here.

Listen to Franco Esteve’s interview on the Just Glynis Show at Mallorca Sunshine Radio, where he talks about The Hunt, music and the industry, Mallorca 360, and The Doll Chronicles films. Go here and listen to interview number 50: https://www.mallorcasunshineradio.com/schedule/just-glynis/

Read the Broadtube Music Channel’s online interview about The Hunt, Franco’s background and process, the industry, the songs, composing, and more, here: https://broadtubemusicchannel.com/2019/05/22/franco-esteve-the-hunt/

Mallorca 360 Season 1 Sountrack

• Franco Esteve’s new-age & contemporary classical music album and soundtrack for Mallorca 360’s 360º virtual reality videos, “Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack“, is available now here:

Listen to the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack on Spotify Buy or listen to the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack on iTunes / Apple Music Get or listen to the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack on Amazon.com Listen to the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack on Deezer Buy or listen to the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack on Tidal Listen to or buy the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack at the Google Play Store Get the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack on Gumroad Get the Mallorca 360 Season 1 Soundtrack at Bandcamp

Siurana Spell

• Franco Esteve’s New-Age song created for Mallorca 360’s Siurana Canal 360º virtual reality video, “Siurana Spell” is available now here:

Listen to Siurana Spell, a new age song by Franco Esteve on Spotify Get or Listen to Siurana Spell, a new age song by Franco Esteve on iTunes Apple Music Get or listen to Siurana Spell, a new age song by Franco Esteve on Amazon.com Listen to Siurana Spell, a new age song by Franco Esteve on Deezer Buy or listen to Siurana Spell, a new age song by Franco Esteve on Tidal

The Wait

• Franco Esteve’s New, Modern Classical Song “The Wait” is available now here:

Listen to The Wait, modern classical music song on Spotify Get or Listen to The Wait modern classical music song on iTunes Apple Music Get or listen to The Wait modern classical music song on Amazon.com Listen to The Wait, modern classical music song on Deezer Buy or listen to The Wait, modern classical music song on Tidal

Huffington Post review of Franco Esteve’s “The Wait”:
https://goo.gl/Zsi84X

Listen to Franco Esteve’s interview with award-winning journalist, talk show host, and national spokeperson, Ed Tyll, on Starcom Radio Network’s The Ed Tyll Show’s Artist in Showcase:

https://soundcloud.com/franco-esteve/franco-esteves-the-ed-tyll-show-artist-in-showcase-interview-august-1st-2017

The Wait announcement press release (opens in PDF in a new window):
https://goo.gl/5ba58V

Other music releases (also available on popular streaming and online stores):

iBoogie single
Paranoia The Doll Chronicles Soundtrack
Consequence The Doll Chronicles Soundtrack
Quicksand piano music single.

Films

The Doll Chronicles:

Official Website: https://thedollchronicles.com – includes information on the series and information, photos, and credits for each film in the series.
Facebook: @thedollchronicles
Twitter: @dollchronicles
Instagram: @thedollchronicles

Films in the series:

  1. Reaction, The Doll Chronicles (no longer available)
  2. Paranoia, The Doll Chronicles
  3. Consequence, The Doll Chronicles on IMDB
  4. Apocalypse, The Doll Chronicles

Franco Esteve on IMDB

YIKIS (Yeah, I Know It Sucks) Review: well known international blog reviewed The Doll Chronicles and you can read that here:
https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/franco-esteve-consequence-paranoia-the-doll-chronicles/

Previous short films and trailers on

YouTube: Franco Esteve on YouTube
Vimeo: Franco Esteve on Vimeo

Photography Books

Natural Raw (Physical book on Amazon) ebook (on Blurb) ebook (iTunes iBooks Store)

Devil’s Within: a visions of smoke, stereo experiment as exhaled by the smoker.

Read more about my photography books on my photography page here.

You can buy prints and merchandise from Franco Esteve:
Prints: http://francoesteve.imagekind.com
T-shirts and gifts: http://www.cafepress.com/bnowhere

Patreon

Patrons on Patreon get access to behind-the-scenes content, previews, pre-release content, music, films, art, writing, and other rewards. There’s always something for everyone, no matter which tier they choose, so become a patron now: https://patreon.com/FrancoEsteve

Patrons get access to music previews, films, art and behind the scenes content, rewards and more.
Become a patron on Patreon here.


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Apocalypse: The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) Album Cover

Apocalypse, The Doll Chronicles (Original Soundtrack) the album is out!

Listen to the soundtrack from the award-winning Apocalypse, The Doll Chronicles short film on Apple Music, Bandcamp, Amazon.com,  Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, or at your favorite online store or streaming service. Available NOW!

More info about the song here.