Sunday, April 8, 7 PM Stefano Barone, Fingerstyle Guitar Barone was born in Naples, Italy. He studied piano as a youth and then turned to the acoustic guitar. In 2003 Barone started studying composition and fingerstyle guitar technique with the renowned Pino Forastiere, who has also performed at Red Sky Stage.
Contemporary Italian acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Stefano Barone returns to Northern Michigan and Red Sky Stage. Stefano has been invited to the United States to perform at the 2018 Detroit Free Press Film Festival, which will be held at a variety of Detroit venues this April. Emmy-winning director Brian Kaufman, executive video producer at the Detroit Free Press, has used Barone’s music as a backdrop in his latest documentary, The Wall, which will receive its world premiere at the Freep Film Festival.
Barone was born in Naples, Italy. He studied piano as a youth and then turned to the acoustic guitar. In 2003 after first listening to the late American composer/guitarist Michael Hedges's striking album Aerial Boundaries, Barone changed his approach to music. He moved to Rome and started studying composition and technique with the renowned Pino Forastiere, who has also performed at Red Sky Stage. His debut album particolare#uno, immediately gained attention from critical reviewers of the so-called “new acoustic guitar”. His piece from that release Batman /Alexander Supertramp has over 3.5 million views on YouTube.
Barone will also be introducing his most recent release Alive. His compositions are created with a 6 and 10 string guitar, a multi-track machine along with an intermittent alteration of the guitar fretboard in order to accompany his music with a cello bow. His music has a cinematic quality to it because of such a perfect balance in between acoustic and electronics, Stefano performs live a “continuum” program, where all the songs are mixed one into another.
We thank the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society for their long and wonderful relationship with Red Sky Stage, for again bringing Stefano Barone to our stage and for all of all of their help with our unique Northern Michigan series of performances by local and international fingerstyle guitar artists.