Murcof & Francesco Tristano 15th November 2010

This is a cross-genre collaboration between Mexican electronic composer Murcof and Luxembourgian pianist and composer Francesco Tristano. An ongoing project, it was initiated from their shared base in Barcelona.

Murcof is an influential electronic producer who releases on The Leaf Label and has drawn inspiration from baroque and 20th century art music, first brought to Manchester attention performing at the 2009 Futuresonic Festival,
Francesco as one of classical music’s rising stars, a pianist who has repeatedly sought encounters outside the concert hall, performing with dance legends Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald, and forming his band Aufgang.

Francesco Tristano is a graduate of the USA’s famous Juilliard School and debuted in 2000 with the Russian National Orchestra, with which he recorded Sergey Prokofiev’s 5th Piano Concerto and Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto.

He is a specialist in Baroque music. In 2001, he founded The New Bach Players ensemble, with which he recorded Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete cycle of Keyboard concertos for the Accord label. He has also recorded the Goldberg Variations and the French Suites. Very involved in contemporary music too, he has recorded Luciano Berio’s complete piano works and collaborated with electronic music artists such as Carl Craig and, as on this performance, Murcof.

Filmed by the Band on the Wall AV Unit on 15 November 2010.

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