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
Excerpt from Aswang the Concert, featuring Kyle de Ocera and the Fandangueros. Enjoy!
PAGKAMATAY NI ISAGANI (Death of Isagani) This is the story of Isagani, a fisherman-by-day and spy-by-night during the time of the Philippine Revolution. The song finds him being pursued by the Spanish soldiers through the jungles of Cavite province after a failed mission.
Isagani was racing to escape to the ocean and rendezvous with his love Candida but he was shot just before reaching the cliff. He falls to his death into the waters.
Legend has it that he was revived by ‘syokoys’ - humanoid sea creatures whom Isagani once saved when they were trapped by fishing nets. As he became one of them, the memory of Candida and his former life fades.
The world premier of Aswang the Concert is in 7 days! See it for as little as $12! Group rates available for 5 or more. Early Bird ticket prices are: Senior/Student $12 General Admission $20/ Group rate $15 VIP Individual $30 / VIP Group rate $24 (VIP includes a Free Florante Aguilar CD to be picked up at the door) Get your tickets today at aswangconcert.brownpapertickets.com/
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Aswang the Concert is featured in the Napa Valley Register!
“I would say that the music is the result of my admiration of Stephen Sondheim and Led Zeppelin, plus traditional Filipino music with a dash of flamenco." says Florante C. Aguilar of his world premiere of ASWANG starting 01.28.18 at Napa Valley College Performing Arts. [theaterNapaValley.org]