Francesco Tristano

Francesco Tristano is a classically trained pianist whose recent collaborations with Murcof and Carl Craig create fascinating soundscapes. His latest release, Idiosynkrasia, is an intriguing blend of the melodic and the rhythmic, far more sophisticated than the usual accompanist-meets-beats production. Tristano understands how to integrate the sound of his acoustic piano into an electronic environment, and yet still retains enough pure harmonic sense to keep the music compositionally compelling.

Here’s the title track from Tristano’s Soundcloud site.

Hope you all had a restful and enjoyable christmas, and best wishes for the New Year!

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11 thoughts on “Francesco Tristano

  1. I doubt it.. he’s a Luxemburger, his actual last name is Schlime. Though he may well be named for Lennie. I’ve subbed his version of Strings of life in the Youtube clip above, because it would probably have been in my Festive Spill 3 if I’d heard it before today, despite competition from Vijay Iyer.

  2. I liked these a lot, Nilpferd. Compelling is the right word for them. You want to know what’s going to come next. I like the sound of his piano, too – rich and clear.

    Happy holidays to you and yours!

  3. Cheers Steen, same to you! Between bouts of Mario Kart with Mara and a pile of books on the sofa I’m having quite a restful one so far.. (just don’t try overtaking me on the inside lane!)

  4. Happy New Year to you, TFD! And congrats for the new arrival, which I’ve just read about on the other thread. Hope you had a nice dram to hand last night.

    Thanks for letting me know about the article, funny what they dig out of the blogs for the paper.

    (Oddly enough I tried to pick up that very film yesterday from our local DVD rental, but they only had German language versions, so I went with les vacances de Monsieur Hulot instead)

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