* * * * * Sebastian Plano – The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts * * * * *
Sebastian Plano [ Cellist and Composer ] born in Argentina of a musical family, Sebastian Plano is a classically trained contemporary composer. He started cello lessons at age 7 and left home at 17 to study abroad, eventually landing in “San Francisco”. Extensive travel from an early age instilled in him a deep appreciation for living with and learning from people of different cultures around the world.
Despite his strong classical background, Sebastian’s music derives from a mixture of forms and genres, carefully combining diverse stylistic elements into thoughtful arrangements that bear the stamp of a single, unifying vision. His debut album [ The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts ], self-produced and recorded, fittingly displays his talents as both composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Cellist Sebastian Plano has turned to composition, and that was the news prompting a quick survey of what all the recent graduates of the S.F. Conservatory of Music are doing. Plano, who received his Master’s degree from the Conservatory this year, sent an e-mail, reminding me of an accidental/happy encounter with a student performance of the Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, also calling attention to the release of his debut album.
Reminiscent of John Adams in a mellow mood, Plano’s The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts is — to use a simplified description — in the [ post-Minimalist, neo-neo-Romantic ] vein, with a dash of trance music. The entire album is available on-line: Take a listen.
Born in Argentina, Plano has traveled extensively, and when he settled in San Francisco, he put into music “a deep appreciation for living with and learning from people of different cultures around the world.” He describes his self-produced and self-recorded album as “a mixture of forms and genres, carefully combining diverse stylistic elements into thoughtful arrangements that bear the stamp of a single, unifying vision.”
I’ve been listening to [ The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts ] for the last two weeks over a dozens of times already and the best part is every time I hear this title, the sound within kept unfolding secret chambers and new avenues. Regardless of the number of listens I gave this album I swear I keep hearing something I didn’t hear on my previous listen. [ The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts ] is one hell of an amazing title. Too bad we haven’t got a [ download ] yet but by all means do yourself a favour and stream the entire album. [ Listening is believing ] here.
< < < < < [ [ EDIT NOTE: FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR UPCOMING TITLE "NOVEL" ] ]. > > > > >
Dear Friends, Fan and Supporters:
2 weeks ago I finish writing all the music for what is going to be my first EP out there… the exiting thing about this record is that will feature [ Kronos Quartet ] cellist Jeffrey Zeigler as the guest artist. He is an exceptional musician and a friend. Jeffrey inspired me very much throughout the creative process of the album and I look forward very much sharing these new pieces with you all.
Scott Fraser, the sound engineer for the [ Kronos Quartet ] will also be joining this project. The only way possible for me to go into the studio and produce this record is with your generous support. This would definitively not be possible without your help, and I am truly thankful for that.
Now, What Happens if I Get More Funds Than The Actual Goal? I have a second solo LP record to be released in early 2013 and I am already working on the material to be included in the 3rd solo LP record. Your extra support would able me to fund the production costs of these future records. It will also give me the chance to own basic tools such as an excellent microphone and a modest but beautiful tone upright piano to record at home. that is essentially all I need to keep putting out music from my bedroom.- …once again and forever; thank you.
THANK TO ALL THESE PEOPLE VERY VERY MUCH:
Jeffrey Zeigler – A fantastic and inspiring collaboration.
Scott Fraser – Joining this project with such enthusiasm.
Aoi Yamaguchi – Your support, encouragement and spirit.
May Xiong – Your artistry in capturing wonderful moments.
Ryan Leggett – Owning you one for a great shoot with all your crew.
Michael Kohr – Your advice, help and support in my music.
Jason O’ Connell – Your generosity in letting me use the AKG Mics!
Nahuel Bronzini – Your help in the recording fields.
Tibor Szabo – I almost burn your place down… but it was a special night.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Alumni!
Artist – Sebastian Plano
Album – The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Post-classical, Minimal-ambient [ SUPERB SOUND ALL THE WAY ]
1. Homage to a Soul – 5:32
2. Living – 5:51
3. Running on Caffeine – 4:23
4. In Between Worlds – 2:06
5. Emotions (Part III) – 6:25
6. Image of Sentimentals – 4:32
7. Postlude – 3:15
PURCHASE ~ Sebastian Plano – The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts
STREAMING ~ Sebastian Plano – The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts
Running on Caffeine by sebastianplano
Living by sebastianplano
Rec’: peter Gregson | Nickholas Koniwzski | The Cinematic Orchestra | Raphaël D. Hardy | Redhooker
This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 9:10 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.