Francisco del Pino

Jun 1, 2023

Musical Collaboration

A Chat with Composer Francisco del Pino

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Francisco del Pino is a widely celebrated composer from Buenos Aires, and currently a Ph.D. candidate in Music Composition at Princeton University. John fell in love with Francisco's music (during his own semester there) when he heard a piece based on the poetry of his longtime friend Victoria Cóccaro.

Recall This Book seized the chance to speak with del Pino (in John's weirdly resonant office) about composition and collaboration.

Listen to all of Decir on New Amsterdam Records.

You can hear more of the music on Spotify, Band Camp and even on his You Tube channel.

J. S. Bach: Reasons to be interested in late almost abstract or even inhuman pieces (e.g. 1747Musical Offering.) that may have been written without any particular instrument in mind.

John brings up whale songs, thinking of the memorable 1979 National Geographic record he listened to as a kid.

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