loccisanao decarolis duo
THE FUTURE OF "CHITARRA BATTENTE"
The collaboration between the two guitarists from Southern Italy - Francesco Loccisano and Marcello De Carolis has no real beginning. It all started with their passion for guitar playing and their interest in a traditional folk guitar called “Chitarra Battente”.
"When we started with the instrument, which is typical of the musical traditions of the southern part of Italy, it seemed impossible to make use of it for soli and melodies. But after various experiments, a new sound took shape. It was so unique that we went for it. We eventually created a method ("La Chitarra Battente - Metodo Base”) published by fingerpicking.net, and worked on a repertoire of our own compositions which is included in the album “Venti” that was released in 2020.”
Francesco Loccisano is a classical guitar player from Calabria who developed a passion for this almost forgotten instrument from the rich and diverse musical heritage of his region. While creating its own signature on the instrument and releasing his first two albums, he was invited in 2015 to join the Taranta Power Band of Italian world music legend Eugenio Bennato. He also appears on the stage of the likes of Vinicio Capossela and Gianna Nannini.
Classical guitarist Marcello De Carolis founded the duo "Cordaminazioni" in 2015 with whom he released his first album. From his firendship with Loccisano, he also started to develop his own style on the "chitarra Battente".
The duo, which has performed mostly in Italy in theaters, conservatories, and festivals auditoriums, and summer festivals, also started recently to play internationally.
Discography: Loccisano - Battente Italiana (2010), Mastrìa (2013), Solstizio (2017) | De Carolis - Cordaminazione (2015), The Eclectic Beating (2021) | Loccisano-De Carolis - Venti (2020)
francesco Loccisano: chitarra battente | Marcello De Carolis: chitarra battente
» The hypnotic grace of an instrument that seems to be waiting for its full understanding"
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Album Venti (2021)
Album Venti (2021)