“The Keys”

Five years ago a young man met an ex-ballerina during the last month of his North American adventure. Little did he know, it was the start of a love story, which would change him, forever.
Unfortunately, this romance was short lived as they both travelled back to their homes, 10’000 miles apart. As he mourned, he felt the depths of his soul darkening beyond recovery. He felt as though he had lost a part of himself forever . What was he to do with his life now ?
Oliver Goldsmith says : « Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall »
Despite this, he wasn’t alone. His family and friends gave him the strength to carry on, and look forward. They became a pillar on which he could lean. Only one more thing made him feel better; made not of blood and bones, but wood and strings; The piano – when he played, he felt uplifted, his heart beating a little faster, tears running down his cheeks. He felt alive. Instrumental to his recovery, the piano became a companion.
He bought one score, actually two, started to play the first but never touched the second. Interpreting was not what he liked. He wanted to create beauty out of thin air & imagination. He realized he was destined to be a composer.
Joe Hoster was born.

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Director Biography

Joe Hoster:
The Helvets’ serenity, a phenician nose, Germanic rigor, the ardor of Vikings coupled with Armenian dexterity. This is Joe Hoster’s background.
First came the business studies, a bumpy ride, to say the least. The climax? His journey to Montreal, which triggered something special. What? A beautiful love story prematurely ended upon his return. And? This is when the piano stroke back, after 10 years silenced. It quickly became his favorite tool to express those strong emotions, which some nights overwhelmed him.
Once graduated, two years full of enriching experiences in the finance industry built his confidence. Thereafter, he simply listened to his heart and embraced a new challenge. A telling choice. «Today I compose, I write, I perform, I stage, I absorb the richness which surrounds us to « create ». What’s greater than living one’s dreams without an ounce of regret! »
Beautiful musical stories, touching human encounters as well as a heart-felt sincerity, await only to be shared, and you shall be their ambassadors.

Director Statement

Sonia Ben Arab:

The composer, Joe Hoster and I, Sonia Benarab, when we met, were able to relate on common themes adjoining our two lives. Both of us had left our careers in offices to give ourselves a chance to do something more creative.

Our collaboration was born as he was finishing off his creative work, he told me about his music he was being passionately inspired to create as he himself was going through a challenging love story. When I first heard his composing, I was blown away. I wanted to create a film that would do his music justice – and, with his optimism and trust, we created the film of “Las Claves”.

Joe and I are both in our late 20’s so I wanted people from different backgrounds to be able to identify with the music and the video. Therefore the characters, like us, are young, mixed race and passionate. I wanted to break barriers, bring something contradictory, new, powerful and moving.

4 Responses to ““The Keys””

  1. Ирина says:

    Very beautiful dance, a sense of harmony and unity with the music. How do I know the when favorite thing heals loneliness.

  2. Kenni says:

    Cool video. Nice)

  3. David says:

    I like it! It’s inspiring

  4. Rob says:

    Beautiful. I agree with the previous reviews.

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