Welcome to CordaSonora, the home to artistic products of Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira and Ricardo Alves Pereira.

Here you will encounter a music label and more.

We write, play, design, produce and do many other things. It is difficult to label our work.

They are enjoyed by thousands though.

And this is just the beginning.

LATEST PREMIUM CONTENT

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Behind the Scenes: Part 4

On "Bright is the Ring of Words"

Get to learn how one of the most liked melodies from “The Songbook of Tchinar” releases came to be based on a poem written in the 19th century! In this article we go through each line of music and word by Esin’s step by step & down to earth explanations, exploring the meanings of each word and its intervallistic counterpart. A perfect article for Tchinar enthusiasts and those curious to compose their own melodies.

Notícias de concerto/Concert news

THE BOOK
OF THE KING

Cantigas de Santa Maria; Alfonso X, o Sábio

O ensemble The Wandering Bard leva ao palco um repertório muito especial das Cantigas de Santa Maria, acentuando a ligação que o rei Alfonso X, o Sábio tinha com as canções, a música, os músicos, a santa e o próprio livro das Cantigas de Santa Maria.

The Wandering Bard brings to the stage a very special repertoire of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, accentuating the connection that King Alfonso X, the Wise had with the songs, the music, the musicians, the saint, and the book of Cantigas de Santa Maria itself.

LATEST SINGLE RELEASE

The Songbook of Tchinar Vol.3

by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

Tailored for D&D and RPG enthusiasts, “The Songbook of Tchinar Vol.3” invites listeners on a fantastical journey guided by tunes of a bard and her otherworldly violin-like instrument that has the power to evoke orchestras. With just two tracks, this release packs a punch: “Survivor’s Dance” kicks off with a fierce tune that’ll make the scariest monsters dance to their death, while “Bright is the Ring of Words”, a reflective ballad, captures the essence of heroic yet lament-like adventures, with a misty and nostalgic string section. Get ready to dive into an orchestral adventure that’s raw, direct, and perfectly suited for your next gaming session!

CONCERT NEWS

CMML 2024

Ciclo de Música Medieval de Leiria / The Medieval Music Cycle of Leiria

Prepare a visit to Leiria! During the CMML (Ciclo de Música Medieval de Leiria) there will be six concerts and workshops along the year led by The Wandering Bard with resident artist Antonio Casal and talented guests Jorge Luis Castro, Irene Brigitte and Orlando Trindade.

The events will take place in the Castle of Leiria, organized thanks to the Municipality of Leiria.

Before each concert there will be a workshop related to the repertoire the musicians will perform, shaped around the motto “Learning is Sharing”, aiming to create a stronger connection between the community and the music, for sharing the joy we feel towards these immortal melodies. In one of the events there will be an exhibition prior to the concert on music instruments from the medieval era as well.

With these workshops the general audience will gain insight on Alfonso X the Wise, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Martin Codax, D. Dinis the Poet King, among many other joyous information and lore about medieval music and medieval culture, all of which will be heard during the concerts.

Placed on important days of pagan, solar and religious calendar, the Cycle of Medieval Music of Leiria (CMML) will be spread throughout the year, with its next concert on March 23.

Come join us!

Moments from CMML 2024 - III

May 1

photography: Gil Lemos @gildelemoses

Previous Albums

Recent
Releases

Contemporary music, early music, world music and classical music works. Click here to see all previous releases.

OUD is the lightest, most peaceful, and most hopeful album coming out of CordaSonora. It is the perfect introduction to Medieval music, presented as a solo collection of songs arranged for the oud.

The sixth album by the TWB Ensemble (The Wandering Bard) is an exhilarating journey through sound, a musical marvel that breathes new life into the medieval Cantigas de Santa Maria, attributed to Alfonso X, the Wise, a visionary Iberian king of the 13th century embellished by a legend from Leyriath.

Read the story related to the album here

In “Streams of Tranquility”, the immersive and modern melodies weave the album’s soundscape into the depths of calmness within the contemporary music scene. Aside from presenting his skills as a classical guitar player, in this album Ricardo Alves Pereira also shares his composer side with the audience; and it is fresh, intimate and inviting.

history

CordaSonora's Journey

CordaSonora, found by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira and Ricardo Alves Pereira, began with the purpose of providing artistic and promotional material for ensembles the two musicians were participating in, extending from early music to jazz. In years, the content creation grew into a record label and photography/video production tailored for each formation.

CordaSonora team believes in artistic independence. Ricardo reflected this on his solo classical guitar career through Musical Narratives, a technique to redefine the concept of concert repertoire and storytelling; and Esin expanded her career as a violinist from metal to jazz to world music and composing, aside from her international classical training. Their search for independence merged together in the first ensemble they became founding members of; the TWB ensemble (The Wandering Bard) recorded their first LP with the recording gear Esin obtained through winning the Outstanding Talent Award from the Keep An Eye Foundation for her participation as the concert-master of the Jong Metropole 2017 project that lead to her investment in music production and sound engineering. This became the beginning of a journey that is getting better by the minute.

The CordaSonora philosophy is about presenting the product from a 100% authentic and autonomous channel; which is why not only the audio production but the visual content presented in this page are provided by the musicians themselves.