Sebastian Plano

Sebastian Plano

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Biography

Born into a musical family in Argentina, Sebastian Plano is a classically-trained contemporary music composer / multi-instrumentalist. Exploring his strong roots in folk music, Tango, and enchanted by the resonance of electronic music, he began to interpret his imagination into own sounds at the age of 12.

Besides his main instrument, cello, Plano skillfully meshes the sounds of the piano, bandoneon, percussion, and his own vocals into entirely new soundscapes. Its passionate yet graceful melody paints a cinematic landscape of the world unseen - allures you to be lost in the pleasant waves of divine sounds.

Reviewed as one of the strongest contemporary classical albums of the year, Plano's debut album "The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts" has gained international acclaim, placing him as one of the pioneering artist combining classical and electronic elements. He says: "I am looking for innovation; variations and mixture of genres, the combination of known sonorities making the new scope within a composition." Plano is currently working on an EP in collaboration with Jeffrey Zeigler from Kronos Quartet, and his second album "Impetus" is scheduled to be released in early 2013.

"Sebastian is a deeply committed and skilled cellist and a uniquely creative contemporary composer."
-Yo-Yo Ma

"...but he’s also the child of modern electronic music in all its forms. "
-John Diliberto

"The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts" Ranked 40 from best 100 albums of 2011
-The Silent Ballet

"Sebastian Plano was 2011's "surprise" pick. Plano is an Argentinean composer who composed, recorded, and produced The Arrythmical Part of Hearts last year, which proves to be one of the strongest contemporary classical albums of the year."
-Yakob Olesky

"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."
-Mog

"The tone is by turn insistently yearning, wistfully pretty, gently melancholy, and urgently rhythmic. It will reward the time you spend with it."
-David Smith

"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. "
-Janos Gereben

Discography

The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts (LP, 2011)

Set List

Typical headline set length: 40-80 minutes.