Alejandro Fasanini, a composer born in Argentina, founded in Italy a chamber tango orchestra. With both the bandoneon and multiple string instruments, the recordings are of great acoustic quality. Sometimes passionate metamorphoses appear and vibrate intensely with a sharp tone and written in unususal times. Soft and romantic is the female voice. It is a marvelous work that develops a style under the influence of Piazzolla.Continue reading
Twenty years ago, Alejandro Fasanini – Argentinian musician and composer – decided to leave for the continent of his ancestors. But he did not leave Argentina unaccompanied: he sailed off together with his nostalgia, and this nostalgia he sublimated into music, made it into tango. Thus, in 2010, he released some original pieces of his own, played by an orchestra that Alejandro himself put together, and which he decided to call “Hijos ilegítimos de Astor,” the “Illegitimate Children of Astor.” Astor Piazzolla, the extraordinary twentieth-century Argentinian composer and bandoneonist, is a fundamental forefather for Alejandro, whose works continue in Piazzolla’s footsteps as we can appreciate in the magnificent forms of Alejandro’s first two albums.Continue reading
The rich sound of the 10-person orchestra Hijos ilegitimos de Astor (Daniela Ferrati: Piano; Giampaolo Costantini and Alejandro Fasanini: Bandoneón; Francesca Giordanino: Violin; Aurelio Venanzi: Viola; Andrea Agostinelli: Cello; Riccardo Bertozzini: Guitar; Ivan Gambini: Percussion; Gianluca Ravaglia: Contrabass; and Valeria Visconti: Voice) makes the listener smile from the beginning to the end of this 14-track album.
“Astor’s illegitimate children” see themselves as both, a traditional and a contemporary orchestra. Bandoneonist-composer-arranger Alejandro Fasanini, composer of all songs, said that his “music tries to continue the path that Astor Piazzolla left”.Continue reading
It is not easy to define artistically Alejandro Fasanini. His multi-facetedness, his many interests make him a complex artist, who communicates, however, simplicity and naturalness. His classical music training at the Conservatory of Buenos Aires, his studies of composition, instrumentation, the study of saxophone, guitar and bandoneón are alongside the literary interests that led him to found a publishing house in the past and a Literary magazine “El Poeta”.Continue reading
Winners of “Festival delle orchestra” Rome-Italy with its “Tentación Tango” concert, music by Alejandro Fasanini, 2012.
If Piazzolla were still alive, his music would now probably be very similar to what we hear in this beautiful work by the “Hijos ilegitimos de Astor” Orchestra. A name that is not random and, in our opinion, more than appropriate to describe in three words their music!
It is a very rare name for a group, which today already enjoys considerable attention in Europe. The central figure in the composition, as well as in charge of arrangements, is Alejandro Fasanini, who can be defined as one of the most important tango musicians of our time and, indeed, called the successor of Astor Piazzolla.Continue reading
“Hijos ilegítimos de Astor” is an incredible orchestra composed by ten musicians, a contemporary sound with typical tango instruments. On the occasion of his second album “Intuición Tango”, we met the creator of the project, Argentine composer and bandoneonist Alejandro Fasanini, along with his inseparable friend and first bandoneonist Giampaolo Costantini.
At a distance of three years from the previous work “Tentación Tango” came the second album of the orchestra, “Intuición Tango”, edited by Videoradio and Rai Trade.
I believe that such compositions can be interpreted by imagination, by our ability to dream. In this music I can perceive a certain kind of dance-vision, an extension of Piazzolla and post-Piazzolla music, a legitimate and illegitimate filiation, the recognition of the origins and a continuation over the times of this mutant urban sound.Continue reading