Flamenco: Finding New Expressions

Fiery • Passionate • Innovative


Fernando Barros 

Fernando is on the leading edge of integrating the traditions of flamenco together with his unique understanding of its cadences and rhythms. His original compositions and singing style reflect the “melody” inherent in the poetry and prose of his countrymen.


Flamenco itself remains a quest for authenticity. Its early practitioners sought to embody the tenets of solidarity, fraternity and equality. In its purest form, flamenco is an expression of human emotions that are both intimately personal and universally shared.


Online and Tutorials

Vocal tutorials and online coaching under the direction of Fernando Barros, flamenco singer and composer. Learn breathing techniques, voice modulation, essential rhythms, and emotive qualities inherent to authentic flamenco performance.

Learning and Performance

Fernando Barros Lirola is on the leading edge of integrating the tradition of flamenco with his unique understanding of its cadences and rhythms, as well as the “melody” inherent in the poetry of his countrymen. His innovations include use of the voice as an instrument of positive expression, in combining traditional melodies with harmonies unique to the flavors and textures of the verses, and in engaging the audience in the meaning of expressive emotions.


Inspiring Improvisation and Innovation.

Flamenco itself remains a quest for authenticity, for the pure expression of those human emotions that are both intimately personal, and universally shared. And while authenticity may remain elusive, the search for it will continue to play a part in any effort to redeem one’s humanity from an inhuman society.



Metamorphic Transformation

Observing metamorphic transformations in nature allows us to extrapolate that method to humans and the arts. That is to say, the foundational substance becomes a supporting substance retained in the new identity. These essential elements are absorbed, now invisible to the observer, while the transformed form creates a stunning awareness of the new.

Likewise, our compositions make use of a similar pattern of creative mutation, if you will. We begin with folk songs that poet Federico Garcia Lorca chose, rescued from oblivion, transcribed for the piano and performed in various venues. Following a trajectory of revealing hidden elements, we submit them to an unexpected metamorphic process. The melodic essences of the old songs are those that give musical meaning to different poems that Lorca wrote.

Additionally, in his short life, he created diverse artistic works, including poetry, music, and literature. He also created formidable works for the theater, while also embracing other mediums such as painting. His contemporaries and artistic collaborators included Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.

“Lorca in the Keys of Hands and Voice,” a concert conceived and presented by Adam Kent and Fernando Barros, is a musical innovation inspired by Lorca’s example. Lorca collected melodies from the Spanish folklore repertoire and transcribed them for the piano using two different concepts: 1) adapting the old melodies to various of his poem, as for example, ANDA JALEO to the poem “Preciosa y el Aire”; and 2) singing the old songs using the expressive, emotive characteristics inherent in flamenco music.

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