Toni Castells is a British Naturalised composer currently based in London. His sonic worlds transpire an inherited precocious classical training with an inventive use of modern technologies to create unique and distinctive dreamy, cinematic and poetic soundscapes. His music has been described as “Massive Attack meets Mendelssohn” by Ben Roberts from music industry magazine London Tourdates and “Morricone meets Satie” by Michael Haas, producer of prize-winning recordings with major classical artists including Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim, Cecilia Bartoli and Luciano Pavarotti. US label Magnatune described it as “Puccini meets Sigur Rós”.
Toni’s transcendental approach on universal themes of the human condition is channeled through a unique blend of western classical music traditions with popular music. This quality makes his work unusually accessible within a contemporary music context. As a consequence, his work has antagonised some critics.
The premiere of ‘2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?’ (2016) at St. James’s Piccadilly was selected as one of ‘Five of the Best Classical Concerts’ by The Guardian. His latest work ‘Hhumann X’ (2018) is an exploration of social isolation in an era of technological hyper-connectedness, its premiere at LSO St Luke’s on the 20th October 2018 gained lots of media attention from the BBC, London Live and the Telegraph amongst others.
Toni releases his music through his own label Interstellar Music.