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Joaquin Hour is an Australian/Argentinian composer for films, television and games. His compositional style is based mainly on his knowledge of piano, synthesizers and orchestration.

Joaquin has finished a Film Scoring Postgraduate Degree at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe and has collaborated on 2 short films with Turkish director Hakan Sarigul, “Tül” and “Agony” premiered at the iconic Verdi Barcelona film theatre.

After being awarded by the Australian Government a Grant as an Emerging Artist, he released his debut EP, “In Quicksand” under stage name Lotus Dante in June 2020. Exploring a more indie-rock-electronic experimental side he collaborated with the likes of Lachlan Carrick (Gotye, Nai Palm), Resin Moon, Grim Tilla, Pete Marin (Passenger) 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 the main act in 2017.

He has also released a solo-piano album called “Nostalgia”, a collection from his early 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 was a part of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival and around Australia. “The Package” OST was recorded in 2017 and is portrayed as “Eclectic and deeply touching”.

Joaquin has been at the Desert Song Festival several times and performed for the closing act with the Central Aboriginal Women’s Choir featured in Naina Sen’s acclaimed documentary “The Song Keepers”.

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