Sound of Light and Shadow (2013)

Facio

Francesco Fournier Facio

I could write extensively about this album, describe the moments and circumstances that led me to compose these eleven pieces. I could explain the influences and motivations that drove me forward. But what is really significant is the fact that, for the past two years, each of these pieces has been like a page in a diary: written in one go and in a very personal way. Somewhere to pour my joys and disappointments, loves and friendships. I do hope that between the light and shadow of the notes, the listener might be able to live, at least partially, what I experienced while writing.

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Francesco Fournier Facio

He was born in Rome on the 8th of July 1996. He currently studies composition with Riccardo Panfili and has attended masterclasses led by composers Fabio Vacchi and Luca Lombardi. In 2010 he attended courses in composition (with Peter Copley) and salsa music (with Bosco de Oliveira) at the Dartington International Summer School and in 2012 he was an unenrolled student in Giorgio Battistelli’s composition course at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. In August 2012, in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Orquesta Juvenil del Bicentenario, led by Eduardo Hubert, performed in Buenos Aires the world premiere of Fournier’s El Grito del Ángel for string orchestra and percussion. In June 2013 the Accademia Filarmonica Romana commissioned him a new piece for soprano and ensemble, ...and be lost like me , to be performed at its Music Festival Il bosco di Eros, where it was world-premiered by the Imago Sonora Ensemble. In the same year he attended Luis Bacalov’s composition for film course at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena; as well as a composition masterclass at the Université de Montréal taught by Fabio Vacchi and Jean-Jacques Nattiez. Fournier also plays keyboards in two rock bands. Between 2011 and 2013 he wrote 7 nocturnes and 7 preludes, a selection of which is presented in this album.

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Sound of Light and Shadow (2013)

Facio

Francesco Fournier Facio

Cables: Singoricci
Digital Converters: DCS AD/ AD converters
Microphones: Neumann U47, U48,M49
Producer: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recording Engineer: Giulio Cesare Ricci, Paola Liberato
Recording location: Terry and Gary's Casle Collazzone (pg)
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Preludio
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Crystal nights
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When my mind goes there
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Rainy days
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Clours of the sea
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Notturno
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Dreaming
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Bailando en las tinieblas
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Beautiful obsession
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A glare in the mist
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Sound of light and shadow
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