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Marco Oppedisano

Born: November 20, 1971    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Marco Oppedisano

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).
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Awards:

AscaPlus Award 2004-2010
Meet the Composer, Inc.
“...mindbending music for guitar and electronics...hear Oppedisano’s intricate roar.” (Time Out New York)

“...for those unafraid of seeing the world through a distorted mirror, they make for some of the most willfully unaccommodating and hauntingly intense music out there at the moment.” (Tobias Fischer - Tokafi)

“....[Mechanical Uprising] is an important work, a singularity, and a tool through which others may come to understand the architecture of such musics more fully...” (Mark S. Tucker - FAME)

“....[The Ominous Corner] Somewhat bombastic, but extremely accurate and often simply stunning music that didn’t succeed in boring me, which given a typically difficult acceptance of axe-indulging paradoxes equals success.” (Massimo Ricci - Temporary Fault)

Marco Oppedisano

Mechanical Uprising
OKS Recordings of North America (OKSRNA - 019)
2010
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oppedisano3
Marco Oppedisano: electric guitar, electric bass, processed waveforms, virtual instruments and samples Kimberly Fiedelman: voice samples Marco Oppedisano

The Ominous Corner
OKS Recordings of North America (OKSRNA - 016)
2008
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oppedisano2
Marco Oppedisano: electric guitar, electric bass, processed waveforms, virtual instruments and samples Kimberly Fiedelman: voice samples Marco Oppedisano and David Lee Myers

Tesla at Coney Island
OKS Recordings of North America (OKSRNA - 017)
2008
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dlmmo
Marco Oppedisano: electric and acoustic guitars David Lee Myers: feedback, noise, samples, spoken voice Kimberly Fiedelman and Barbara Dartley: voice samples Marco Oppedisano

Electroacoustic Compositions for Electric Guitar
OKS Recordings of North America (OKSRNA - 007)
2007
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oppedisano
Marco Oppedisano: electric guitar and electric bass Kimberly Fiedelman: voice samples

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar, electric

Location:
Sunnyside, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
I am located in Sunnyside, Queens - 15 minutes away from midtown Manhattan by 7 train. Will also travel to you. Please email me for rates, schedule and various other information: marco.oppedisano@gmail.com - 26 years playing experience with almost 20 years teaching guitar and music - Studied classical guitar with Michael Cedric Smith for 2 years as an undergraduate - MA in Music Composition from the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music - Guest lecturer at the NYU Summer Guitar Intensive Workshop and the Queens College Composer Workshop. - Experience as a conductor with strong ensemble and band skills - Substantial performance and recording experience in music ranging from contemporary classical, rock, blues/jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, film music, orchestral music, electronic and electroacoustic music, and free improvisation

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Guitars:
Ibanez AS 120 (older model)
1979 Fender American Stratocaster (modified)
Guild nylon string guitar
Effects:
Boss GT-6 Guitar effects processor
Visual Volume volume pedal
Crybaby wah
E-bow
Amplifier:
Fender Vibrolux (original mid 60's Blackface)

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