Francisco del PinoJun 1, 2023
A Chat with Composer Francisco del Pino
New Books Network 2023
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.
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