Lecture: Francesco Tristano (Madrid 2011)
He might have been trained to make concert halls give standing ovations to his renditions of Ravel and Prokofiev, but Francesco Tristano's fingers can get funky too... Crossing the boundaries between classical and electronic music, the sound of Luxembourg-born Francesco Tristano is a purist-killing sensation. Discovering the piano at the age of 5 and being educated at New York’s renowned Juilliard School among others, he recorded three albums for French house label, InFiné, collaborates regularly with Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald, and has just recently combined works by Bach and Cage with electronics for Deutsche Grammophon (‘bachCage’). A highly idiosyncratic artist, putting classical, dance, and experimental music in a context all his own. Watch him in conversation with Resident Advisor's Todd Burns at the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid.