Rachel Fikes

Like many writers, music is the butter to my bread that nourishes my inspiration and feeds my creative soul. Now, I’m not talking about that margarine-two-molecules-away-from-plastic crap that flies won’t even touch. Good music is like authentic, salty-sweet, melt-in-your-mouth creamy, churned-with-love from a happy cow in Ireland, butter. Whether it’s powering me through some tumultuous battle scenes or pulling me through some deep-seated emotional drama, I devour music almost as much as coffee. Almost. So, you can imagine my delight when my gifted Brazilian student Sergio Martoni offered to compose a score for my WIP. He read SUFFUSION twice before carefully crafting these beautiful movements. Guys! Sergio is so fricking talented (and humble, I might add).

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Sergio Martoni.  I’m truly honored and so thankful you composed this for SUFFUSION. I can’t wait to share your overture with the world!

Sergio Martoni

Growing up in Cambuci, a neighborhood in São Paulo, Brazil, heavily influenced by Italian heritage and traditions, Sergio’s love for music bloomed at a young age. He started studying piano at the age of five and earned a B.A. in Classical Piano at Lins de Vasconcelos School of Music. He also received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an MBA.

He’s an engineer by trade, but he’s never stopped playing the piano. Sergio especially loves playing in concerts with opera singers and has worked at the Sculpture Brazilian Museum – MUBE as a Music Coordinator for many years. He’s also the Music Coordinator at the Engineering Institute.

Every Friday at noon, he plays the pipe organ at Santa Catarina Chapel’s Concert Luncheon. He just finished his first score for the book SUFFUSION by (yours truly) and hopes you enjoy his overture.

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Click on the audio link below to enjoy his masterpiece!

P.S. I’m listening to it as I write this–14:17 is my jam.


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