Jaume Aguilar, as well as working as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (which, I’m sure from the way he talks about his work, he must do with intense passion and sensitivity), is a person who consumes, makes, and transmits music and culture. The best way to get to know Jaume is to think of him reading books and listening to music in his vast library, playing Bach on his grand piano, or going to concerts and singing in choirs with Mercè, his wife. Imagine him, finding time in the middle of his full and vibrant professional, cultural, and family life, to spend long and productive periods developing melodies, harmonies, and counterpoints.
Jaume feels close to popular music, but is also fond of jazz as well as being a fan of classical works by the great composers. His Música i paraules CD includes a wide range of music, from a harmonization of the piece El Testament d’Amèlia to a Stabat Mater, a musical wonder based on the second movement of Bach’s Italian Concerto.
His creativity is often inspired by poems full of feeling; poems that Jaume feels the need to express musically. Most of the tracks on the CD are based on such verses, three of which deserve a special mention Duc una vida, Cantata de dol i de llum, and Figures d’un silenci. These are three of his most recent compositions, all based on texts by Jordi Sala, with whom Jaume forms a fruitful poetic partnership.