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Ryan Francesconi

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Portland, Oregon, United States

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, guitarist, Balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon, United States.

His stock has soared of late as the main man on Joanna Newsom’s remarkable triple album Have One On Me. He arranged and played all over that massive opus, as well as figuring centrally in its live incarnation and the Ys Street Band of Newsom’s previous record.

Parables, the first album under his own name is intended as a deeply personal attempt to realize all compositional potential he could using just the one simple instrument : Ryan Francesconi recorded the album live and using no overdubs, and his solo guitar creates a rich sound that hints at his extensive musical interests - Baroque, Balkan, Turkish, Americana and jazz .

Ryan Francesconi has formal training in everything from Balinese gamelan to computer science and has studied and worked with Lyubo Vladimirov (tambura), Nedyalko Nedyalkov (kaval), Miroslav Tadić and Larry Koonse (guitar), Tom Erbe (audio DSP programming), Lucky Mosko and David Rosenboom (composition) - among many others. He is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, holding degrees in guitar (BFA) and composition (MFA).

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