Dear Friends, Fan and Supporters:
I am trying to release two new albums and I need your help.
"Novel" - Collaboration with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler from world renown Kronos Quartet. Release date: Nov. 2012
"Impetus" (solo) - Sound Engineering by Nils Frahm in Berlin. Release date: Mar. 2013
With the generous support from friends, family and people who believe in my music I will be able to do this.
Throughout the working process of "Novel", Jeffrey inspired me very much. I look forward sharing this exiting collaboration with you all.
Scott Fraser, the sound engineer for the Kronos Quartet will also be working on "Novel"
The only way possible for me to go into the studio and produce this record is with your generous support. This would definitively not be possible without your help, and I am truly thankful for that.
"Impetus" will be my 3rd solo full-length album with a release schedule date for March 2013. Nils Frahm will be the sound engineer for this record.
Your support would able me to fund the production costs of these two new albums. I can't be more grateful for supporting me...
...once again and forever; thank you.
SEBASTIAN PLANO - ARTIST OF THE MONTH IN ECHOES.
"Primarily a cellist and pianist, he’s the child of a musical family of string players in Argentina. But he’s also the child of modern electronic music in all its forms." John Diliberto.-
THANK TO ALL THESE PEOPLE VERY VERY MUCH:
Jeffrey Zeigler - A fantastic and inspiring collaboration.
Scott Fraser - Joining this project with such enthusiasm.
Aoi Yamaguchi - Your support, encouragement and spirit.
May Xiong - Your artistry in capturing wonderful moments.
Ryan Leggett - Owning you one for a great shoot with all your crew.
Michael Kohr - Your advice, help and support in my music.
Jason O' Connell - Your generosity in letting me use the AKG Mics!
Nahuel Bronzini - Your help in the recording fields.
Tibor Szabo - I almost burn your place down... but it was a special night.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Alumni!
Seb on the Blogs:
Article by David Smith
Have you ever been moved by the yearning blends of classical motifs with electronic atmospheres composed by the likes of Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nils Frahm, and Peter Broderick? Does the thought of what their aesthetic might sound like if relocated to warmer climes and infused with the passion and counterpoint of the tango sound intriguing? If so, then you need to listen to Sebastian Plano's debut album.
The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts was released last year with little fanfare, but is an album that should not be allowed to slip quietly by. Across seven short tracks Plano, a young San Francisco-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who plays everything on the album himself, weaves together an array of sounds including cello, keyboards, bandoneón, wordless vocals, and electronic effects and percussion into a compelling and emotive suite of compositions charged with tantalizing twists and turns.
Although the music is instrumental, there is a strong sense of storytelling, both within each track and across the album as a whole. Sounds and instruments are added and dropped, tempos are raised and lowered, sudden subtle changes of mood generate forward motion, leading us into new episodes and interludes. The tone is by turn insistently yearning, wistfully pretty, gently melancholy, and urgently rhythmic. The sequence of ‘In Between Worlds’ and ‘Emotions (Part III)’ is a good example. The yearning cello of the all-too-brief (but crushingly gorgeous) ‘In Between Worlds’ begins in a meditative vein that becomes more urgent and dramatic as the track nears its end. The track finishes on a provisional, questioning note, without full resolution, leaning us forwards into ‘Emotions (Part III)’. The transition catapults us from yearning strings into a passage of faintly exotic percussion, which in turn opens into a restrained and plaintive electronic keyboard motif before drawing us back into the cello’s ardently ascending voice. At each stage we are drawn onward, ears open for what comes next, needing more to complete the tale. The album is full of such miniature dramas, filled with life and beauty. It will reward the time you spend with it.
Article by Yakob Olesky
For longtime readers of The Silent Ballet like myself, the website's year-end list is a special treat, and we anxiously await it like a six year-old who can't sleep on Christmas Eve. One phenomenon that has been constant over the years is TSB's ability to pluck musicians out of complete obscurity and place them into the list as if no one would notice. The act itself is not difficult - anyone could find an unknown musician and rave about him - but what is impressive is that these artists never fail to deserve the praise that they have suddenly been given. Why no mention of these types of acts ever appears on the website prior to the end of the year list still remains a mystery to me, but as a recent addition to the staff I hope to unravel it one day. 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. Hearts draws from a wide pool of influences; Plano is obviously influenced by much of classical's main body of work, but we also find similarities to some electronica producers, as well as certain contemporary movie score composers, such as Yann Tiersen. Cello is the main tool utilized on Hearts, but that is not to say that it in singular in its musical voice; rather, Plano achieves a rich network of sounds that dazzle as they weave in an out of one another - old and new, everything is as fresh and smooth as the first time it was played. Hearts is steeped in a deep passion that makes it irresistible - as Plano was previously a completely unknown artist, we can imagine that he was able to create this album without the slightest amount of pressure or fear of scrutiny. As a result, the album is branded with an attractive freedom and confidence that few established artists can afford. Plano's career is bright and wide open ahead of him. Here's hoping that he can relive the magic of Hearts on future works.
Article by Mog
I’ve been listening to The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts for the last two weeks over a dozens of times already and the best part is every time I hear this title, the sound within kept unfolding secret chambers and new avenues. 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. Too bad we haven’t got a download yet but by all means do yourself a favour and stream the entire album.
Recent Seb's interview + review:
SEBASTIAN PLANO - ARTIST OF THE MONTH IN ECHOES.
- (35 days)