Born: November 20, 1971
Marco Oppedisano is an American guitarist, recording artist and composer whose compositions focus on the innovative use of electric guitar in the genre of electroacoustic music. Since 1999, his compositions have utilized multitrack recording and extended performance techniques for electric guitar and bass. In addition to musique concrète, recent compositions by Oppedisano also consist of live electric guitar in combination with a fixed playback of various electronic, acoustic (specifically female voice courtesy of his wife, Kimberly Fiedelman) and sampled sounds.
Oppedisano has performed and recorded with the BIOS trio and with various contemporary music ensembles and musicians in the New York City area. He has had works performed by the Fireworks Ensemble, Glass Farm Ensemble, Morris Lang and The Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble, The Zyryab Guitar Quartet of Portugal, and distinguished guitarists; Oren Fader and Kevin R. Gallagher. He has recorded for Capstone Records (Vox Novus 2003 60x60 project), and performed the music of Glenn Branca. Oppedisano is also featured with Tom Buckner on an electroacoustic composition titled, “Hoodlum Priest” by Noah Creshevsky (released on the Mutable Music label in 2003). From 2003-2009, Oppedisano held various concerts featuring his electroacoustic works for electric guitar and works for live electric guitar and CD playback. Oppedisano was also profiled in a book of guitarists: State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words by renowned photographer, Ralph Gibson. (Yale University Press, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 2008).
AwardsAscaPlus Award 2004-2010
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