Welcome to CordaSonora, the home to artistic products of Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira and Ricardo Alves Pereira.

Here you will encounter a music label and more.

We write, play, design, produce and do many other things. It is difficult to label our work.

They are enjoyed by thousands though.

And this is just the beginning.


(Cantigas de Santa Maria)

We are happy to announce that Ricardo Alves Pereira’s 4th solo album will be released on November 2023.

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Previous Albums


Contemporary music, early music, world music and classical music works. Click here to see all previous releases.

The sixth album by the TWB Ensemble (The Wandering Bard) is an exhilarating journey through sound, a musical marvel that breathes new life into the medieval Cantigas de Santa Maria, attributed to Alfonso X, the Wise, a visionary Iberian king of the 13th century embellished by a legend from Leyriath.

In “Streams of Tranquility”, the immersive and modern melodies weave the album’s soundscape into the depths of calmness within the contemporary music scene. Aside from presenting his skills as a classical guitar player, in this album Ricardo Alves Pereira also shares his composer side with the audience; and it is fresh, intimate and inviting.

“My Vielle and the Rest” is a collection of 12th and 13th century songs, mainly but not only composed by troubadours and trouvairitz, presented as instrumental music in their most profound and most candlelit form for the audience to experience the silence, enjoy the darkness and cherish everything one can find within.


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A Small Bit of a Very Big Picture:

Alfonso X and Cantigas de Santa Maria

A musical note on itself is very hard to “obtain emotion” from, we need to hear the note in its melodic context to find its meaning, was it high? Low? Long? Short? Followed by many many notes? Was it the only note for a full minute? All those answers related to a note we hear depend on what we had heard right before, and what we will hear after; over time

Same applies to a king as well. So I will write a text some might find confusing now. Because history needs a before and an after to be really heard. Its very much like music. It needs time.

So, here we go. El Sabio, the wise one.


CordaSonora's Journey

CordaSonora, found by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira and Ricardo Alves Pereira, began with the purpose of providing artistic and promotional material for ensembles the two musicians were participating in, extending from early music to jazz. In years, the content creation grew into a record label and photography/video production tailored for each formation.

CordaSonora team believes in artistic independence. Ricardo reflected this on his solo classical guitar career through Musical Narratives, a technique to redefine the concept of concert repertoire and storytelling; and Esin expanded her career as a violinist from metal to jazz to world music and composing, aside from her international classical training. Their search for independence merged together in the first ensemble they became founding members of; the TWB ensemble (The Wandering Bard) recorded their first LP with the recording gear Esin obtained through winning the Outstanding Talent Award from the Keep An Eye Foundation for her participation as the concert-master of the Jong Metropole 2017 project that lead to her investment in music production and sound engineering. This became the beginning of a journey that is getting better by the minute.

The CordaSonora philosophy is about presenting the product from a 100% authentic and autonomous channel; which is why not only the audio production but the visual content presented in this page are provided by the musicians themselves.