Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi talks about ostinato basslines, the similarities between language and musical improvisation, and how the basslines used in Radiohead and My Funny Valentine are a lot older than we think.
Spotify playlist for Francesco’s pieces
Spotify playlist for main pieces
Spotify playlist for final question pieces
More useful links:
The Early Music Movement in Classical music
Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas
Video featuring Rhiannon Giddens talking about the history of the minstrel banjo
Patreon for Francesco and his partner, Rhiannon Giddens: https://www.patreon.com/rhiannongiddens
Buy Francesco’s album based on 17th-century music: https://diatriberecords.bandcamp.com/album/si-dolce-il-tormento
Buy Francesco’s solo piano album: https://francescoturrisi.bandcamp.com/album/northern-migrations
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