Tango and latin american folk bandoneonist. I can collaborate with you by bringing the languaje and the colours of tango and latin folk music in any piece of music you need to. Can write, arrange and play music related to tango and latin american rhythms.
Active bandoneonist in the independent tango and folk scene of Buenos Aires.
5 years of experience playing Tango in orchestras and smaller ensembles and 3 years working with chilean and argentinian folk groups.
Have arranged music for solo bandoneon, guitar and bandoneon, bandoneon and singer, guitar ensemble and bandoneon, tango quintet and some others ensembles related to tango and folklore music.
Have record music of my own projects and worked as a session musician for other musical projects.
Also can play the guitar when it's needed
I love playing new music as much as I like playing the classics of the repertoire I work with.
I will love to work on and play your music.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Francisco Martínez
Fantastic, absolutely fantastic! I´m so happy to get Francisco for this project! He´s such a passionate and talented musician with that special unique feeling for music, combined with perfect sense for rhythm and finest emotions. Francisco is extremely friendly and absolutely professional, but, above all, so wonderful creative! His bandoneon sounds amazing and cool, and if you can get him for your project - what could be better! As for me, I´ll be definitely back very soon!!!
Very talented musician, absolutely professional. Highly recommended! I´m so happy to work with him together on our project, no one could play the bandoneon part better!!!
Interview with Francisco Martínez
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have a structure of work based on your own times with the music
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Tango, classical and folklore
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I play with others
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I can bring the language and the colours of the music I have deeply studied to a song; tango and argentinian folklore.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends of what I need to do. If the arrengement is already done, I like to play it one time and identify the gaps. Then I would work on them until the piece is ready to be recorded. If I had to write the bandoneon over a song I would listen to it, learn the harmony and the melody, improvise over the song and make myself and outline of what ideas are working on it. After that I can make and arrengement that I'm sure will sound nice. For composing it's the same thing, only that the start point it's not a song, but a musical idea; a rythm, a chord progresion, a melody or a mixture of it all. Then, the process of composing get mixed with the process of arranging
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's very simple; a nice room, my Mac Book, My Tascam and my bandoneon.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a bandoneonist, composer and arranger, Astor Piazzolla. As a session musician, Yamandú Costa
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm usually asked to arrange and play bandoneon sections of one or several songs.