Tensy Krismant
Artist
Born in Habana in 1964, he studied Music in the University of Arts of Havana where he graduated in 1986. As interpreter, arranger and composer he has explored the rhythmic roots of Cuba’s music talent. In 2003 his album FLASH CUBANO (AYVA MÚSICA) was nominated to the Latin Grammy and to the Cubadisco awards. One of the compositions included in his album PACÍFICO, which Cuban pianist, arranger and composer Miguel Núñez also joins, has served as music for a UNICEF documentary on children trafficking. He is member of Meli Tango quintet, an instrumental group that interprets Concert Tango, a format and sound that seduces today many artists from all music genres with its free and passionate style.

Albums

Flash Cubano

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“It’s as if, suddenly, the esthetic stasis that has plagued Cuban art music has given way. Krismant’s Flash Cubano, composed out of shards of earlier Cuban classical music, comparsas, dance music, modern compositions and more, suggests a new reevaluation of Cuban music by Cuban musicians. Krismant is a Cuban pianist, and he plays against just percussion on five tracks. On six, he plays alone. On two tracks, a violinist joins the percussion. Some of the music, by Lecuona, Chano Pozo, Jose Maria Vitier and New York’s own Oriente Lopez, is specific. Some of the music, by the way it’s arranged, suggests styles and eras, as if letting a shadow tell a story is somehow more effective than spelling it out. The pieces are short, and powerful, pungent with humidity and intelligence.

Highly recommended.”

Peter Watrous

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Recital

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Recital

  1. Chaconne (in D minor) / Johann Sebastian Bach (Arr. F. Busoni)
  2. Fantasia (in D minor K 397) / Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Piano Sonata (in B minor) / Franz Liszt
  4. Mephisto Waltz No. 1 / Franz Liszt

 

Tensy Krismant, piano

Recorded at Estudi Albert Moraleda

Barcelona, 1994

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Pacífico ft Miguel Nuñez

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Like the mysteries of the spirit, the ocean keeps calms and turbulences to itself. The transitory stillness of the sea, the renovation and the deepness can, like few others, outline a precise map of men, which exploration is always gratifying and bitter. This act of knowledge is tackled through the encounters with great work of Cuban and universal music, together with new compositions where the obsession with reaching the other shore is perceived.

In accordance to that search, Tensy Krismant and Miguel Nuñez’s new creations have taken part in projects where diverse languages merge –graphic, poetic, audiovisual-, in order to pay a plural tribute to the human being. The documentary about children trafficking, produced by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the documentary Asia in Barcelona, produced by De Armas Film, the Cuban film Mañana, directed by the producer Alejandro Moya (Iskánder), are some of the propositions.

This way, in Pacífico a new journey of discovery begins, again inspired by the finding of new routes for the reencounter of man and peace.

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El cant del Ocells ft Iñaki Etxepare

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In this beautiful work Cuban pianist Tensy Krismant and Basque cellist Iñaki Etxepare, members of the Orquestra De Guitarres De Barcelona, give they own interpretation of classical masterpieces composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Miguel de Falla, Debussy, Brahms and of the popular Catalonian piece El Cant del Ocells.
The talented duo recently played this work in the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asís in Havana, and at the Liceu in Barcelona, magical places for listening this magical music and album.

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