Under stage name Lotus Dante, Australian/Argentinian pianist, synth explorer and film scorer, Joaquin Hour moved from the Central Australian Desert of Alice Springs where he lived for 5 years, to Barcelona city in 2019
In June 2020 his debut EP, “In Quicksand” was released, exploring his indie-rock-electronic experimental side with collaborations from Lachlan Carrick (Gotye, Nai Palm), Resin Moon, Grim Tilla and Broadwing.
Joaquin has toured as keyboard player for indigenous breakthrough ARIA nominated artist and four time NIMA winner, Gawurra. He has played as a support act for Peter Garret in the Darwin Festival, Big Sound in Brisbane, Walking with Spirits Festival in Katherine and Melbourne. He has also played in Wide Open Space festival and the Desert Song Festival as main act in 2017.
He will be shortly releasing a solo-piano album called “Nostalgia”, a collection from the past three years. The works are sophisticated yet minimal, earning him a comparison to acclaimed composers Yann Tiersen and Philip Glass.
He was part of the creation of the soundtrack for theatre show “The Package” which featured in 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival and around Australia. “The Package” OST was recorded in 2017 which is portrayed as “Eclectic and deeply touching”.
Lotus Dante has been a part of the Desert Festival several times and has performed for the closing act with the Central Aboriginal Women’s Choir which featured in Naina Sen’s acclaimed documentary “The Song Keepers”.
Currently studying Film Scoring with Online Berklee Boston University he hopes to start working with some short film projects and art installations.