Heart-stopping guitar duo arrangements of classic rock songs in the style of JS Bach, Scarlatti, Bartok, Spanish dances and flamenco and other classical forms!
From the Liner Notes:
"In their previous lives, Sir Paul was Domenico Scarlatti, Lennon was J.S. Bach, Sting was Schubert and Hendrix was Bartok. So we postulate.
What we attribute to as cleverness of today's rock & roll composers is not due to some substance-induced state but rather the result of reincarnation of the greatest composers in the history of music. It was their inner Stravinsky pounding away.
The Liverpool lads' strict observance of 17th century counterpoint? Uncanny. Their effective application of voice leading and text painting? Masterful. Sting's gift for naturally flowing melodies are straight out of a Schubert lieder. And what to make of Hendrix's liberal use of ancient scales like pentatonic and mixolydian? You can't convince us that was arrived at independently by a man from the late 20th century.
Call us overly-educated conservatory grads but after intense musicological research, we conclude that these composers are one and the same. Still don't believe us? We dare you to listen and prove us wrong!"
Florante Aguilar and Michael Walsh, classical guitars
Catch a special screening of Harana the Movie in Concord on April 22, 730pm. A joint presentation to benefit St. Bonaventure and St. Francis Church. Followed by Q&A with Harana producers. ... See MoreSee Less
Catch a special screening of Harana the Movie in Concord on Apri
April 22, 2017, 7:30pm - April 22, 2017, 11:30pm
Harana, a documentary on the search for the lost art of serenade.
Presented with English subtitles.
For ticket info, info: 925-207-1608 * 925-682-5447 * 925-285-2613
Very honored to receive the 2016 Music Composition Awards from the Gerbode Foundation. Big thanks to Alleluia Panis DanceTheater and Kularts for the support and collaboration over the years - from Lalawigan (2009), Aswang (2013), Maseg (2014), She Who Can See (2015), Bae Makiling (2016), and now Utom (2018/2019).
Looking forward to writing Utom, a contemporary composition based on the music of the T-boli people and inspired by the mythical story of the deity Boi Henwu.
From Lalawigan, a call to resist and fight for freedom. Appropriate for these times. -Team FA Performed at the Asian Art Museum SF in 2011 Featuring Giovanni Jose (vocals), Sage Baggott (percussion), Ron Quesada (octavina), Jessica Ivry (cello)