Discover new ways for the piano to speak by breaking down the boundaries between the classical and electronic worlds. Take a tour through the sonic possibilities of the instrument and learn new ways to express, record and formulate your written ideas as he provides a whole new experimental perspective to his classical track ‘Ritornello’. Consider the piano as a synth, and come to understand how your music embraces the qualities and techniques of modern music.
Learn how to transfer all your musical ideas into data: discover how to approach your score using MIDI and the endless creative possibilities you have within your DAW. Follow his workflow to get the most from the electronic music production language, and use technology to improve your ideas – such as programming and arranging your notes, controlling timing and velocity, adjusting the tempo, giving your melodies the right groove, and automating sounds to make them more interesting.
Transform the sound in any fashion and without any restrictions. Discover modern arrangement and composition techniques through sound design to bring more freedom and character to your music, and give your track its own identity – from looping, shifting and tweaking your sounds to creating abstract textures, and providing additional layers of depth with effects and plugins.
Explore the hybrid language between the acoustic and electronic worlds and learn how to explore the creative possibilities within your DAW
Download his stems and MIDI files, follow his creative process
Tradition and technology aren’t opposites; they go hand in hand. You don’t just need to settle for the classical sound, instead you can enhance your music with modern technology: watch how he brings new life to his composition Ritornello (from his new album On Early Music, released on Sony Classical), and follow every step he takes to give the score another form – from classical music to the electronic world. You’ll be able to download the 12 stems and 4 MIDI files from the track he creates, and experiment with them.
Once you have your musical ideas transformed into MIDI, then anything is possible. You’ll discover your DAW is a door opener: take your classical background to new horizons, get into electronic music production and revolutionize the way you make music with Francesco Tristano.
What will you learn?
Francesco Tristano is well recognized for his experimental compositions as well as his exceptional piano playing skills. Having collaborated with artists like Carl Craig and Murcof, not to mention his substantial experience with classical music from a young age, Francesco has since established himself a significant player within the modern electronic music scene.
A combination of both piano and synthesizer, Francesco never fails to fully utilize the latest production and sequencing tools in order to achieve great results. He sees ‘music as music’ and relentlessly pursues the familiar energy between the classical and modern styles. Alongside with his career in electronic music, he has simultaneously continued to grow as a classical pianist and continues to expand, driven by his genuine open-minded attitude and his increasing knowledge of techno.
“Music is music” – Francesco Tristano has endorsed this quote over the last decade with his work. Constantly continuing to combine the piano and synthesizer, he forges ahead with a firm handle on the classical concepts coupled with his passion for modern electronic music.