Out Now on Mercury KX
Mercury KX are extremely proud and excited to announce that Sebastian Plano has been nominated for a Grammy for his stunning album Verve. “Huge congratulations to Sebastian from the whole team at Mercury KX. This nomination is a well deserved recognition of both Sebastian’s exceptional album Verve and the neo-classical genre as a whole.” -Dr Alexander Buhr, Managing Director of the Decca Classical Label Group
“This is elegant, inevitably cinematic modern composition” MOJO
“Plano plucks heartstrings as effectively as his cello’s strings” UNCUT 8/10
“A musical maverick” The Idler
Sebastian Plano is an internationally acclaimed Argentinian composer and musician, currently based in Berlin. Whilst from a classically trained background, his work is hugely varied and informed equally by electronic music, as well as artists as varied as Radiohead, Arvo Pärt, Talk Talk, Jeff Buckley plus folk music and Argentinian Tango and its proponents such as Astor Piazzolla.
The making of the Verve album wasn’t easy, on April 19, 2013, outside the San Francisco recording studio where he was recording, his computer, and, with it, two hard drives, were stolen from his car. Stored on the drives was Plano’s recently finished third album. The drives and the album were never returned. It was like the record had never existed. Initially conceived as a reconstruction of its mythical predecessor, it evolved, over several years, into something else entirely: a reaction to its content, and its loss.
The record was composed, produced and performed entirely by Plano, in his studio in Berlin. As he explains, "Music isn't just about sound; the tone and phrasing are critical when it comes to writing music."
Sebastian Plano - Tour Dates
Nov 22nd – Explore The North Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Nov 23rd - L’épicentre, Geneva, Switzerland
Nov 24th – Ebullition, Bulle, Switzerland
Nov 27th – Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, Netherlands
Dec 7th – KUMU – Jazzkaar Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
Dec 10th – Palac Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
Dec 20th – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
Mar 28th – Russian National Library, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Mar 29th – Moskontsert, Moscow, Russia