Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Composer, teacher, and researcher, Marcos Franciosi has received numerous awards both nationally and internationally, including the first prize of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart competition of the Municipality of Cordoba; Honorable Mention at the Fifth Ladislav Kubik International Prize in Composition of Florida State University (2004); Stimulus Award for the creation and research of the Faculty of Music Arts and Sciences of the UCA (2008); UCA Music Research Stimulus Award (2009 and 2010). In 2019 he received the Konex Award for Merit as one of the top five composers from 2009 to 2019. His works have been commissioned and performed by some of the most prestigious ensembles of contemporary music today, including the Ensemble Modern, Colón Theatre, and the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra.
Soneto by Marcos Franciosi, ears&eyes Records , 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
Soneto | Marcos Franciosi | ears&eyes Records (bandcamp.com)
“Soneto” (“Sonnet”) is a one-hour-long immersive sound and visual experience. It’s based on a selection of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and Roland Barthe’s “A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments”. A plurality of voices interacts with a quartet of electric guitars and a light sculpture operated in real-time.
This production was made by an interdisciplinary team of artists from Argentina, Chile, and France.
Nuntempe Ensemble is a guitar quartet created in 2008 and dedicated to the research and promotion of new music works from dissimilar aesthetics, ranging from popular-inspired music to the most avant-garde, with an instrument – the guitar – serving as a guiding thread. Its members are Pablo Botshauser, Ariel Elijovich, Manuel Moreno, and Andres Vaccarelli.