However, this is not the case for Jordi Mestre, who has always seen a deep connection between the two, creating his most personal project to date thanks to this idea.
The search for a way to unite these two passions is what brought this Lleida-based musician to create a project that will allow him to play and record his compositions on top of his favourite summits in different times of the year, capturing the whole process on video in order to mix the sounds with breathtaking images that will bear witness to it.
Jordi has crafted several instrumental pieces dedicated to these mountains, completing what he defines as the epitome of his artistic expression, seeing as mountaineering and mountain skiing have always been forms of art to him.
Soul Mountain is a unique, original and unprecedented project, since there are no records of anyone ever doing anything like it with an electric guitar.
Its goal is to produce a series of videos featuring self-composed songs using electric or acoustic guitars depending on the mountain they’re located in.
Jordi Mestre(music & original idea)
His music is mostly based on genres of african-american origins such as jazz, soul, blues and hip-hop; and he’s always been interested in African rooted music.
Roger López de Haro(mountain guide)
He currently lives between Lleida and the Catalan Pyrenees. He loves traveling and being surrounded by nature and getting lost in the mountains. After almost fifteen years working as an instructor in adventure activities such as kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding, he decided to study photography and dedicate himself professionally to combining these disciplines, outdoor photography.
He has worked for brands such as Land Rover, Splitboard Magazine, Picture Clothing, among many others, he is also a co-founder of Blue Collectors, a member of Stocksy United since 2016, and an ambassador for MPOWERD. (@indiboix)
In order to move Soul Mountain forward and to produce further videos, it is essential for us to find sponsors that help support the project with funding to cover the costs related to video recording and editing, audio mixing and mastering, professional guide services, gear rental...
All contributions will be dearly welcome and featured in upcoming videos.