Marco Oppedisano

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“...mindbending music for guitar and electronics... hear Oppedisano’s intricate roar.” – Time Out New York

Marco Oppedisano is a composer, guitarist and producer with ample recording and performance experience as a guitarist in music ranging from rock/pop, jazz, hip hop, club/dance music, contemporary concert music, free improvisation, film music and musical theater.

He currently records and plays electric guitar with Josh Weinstein and the Petty Alchemy Band, has performed with the Fracture Electric Guitar Quartet, and various contemporary music ensembles 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), performed in Glenn Branca's, Symphony No.13, Hallucination City. for 100 guitars and in the US premiere of Guitars D'Amour by Glenn Branca. Oppedisano also is featured with Tom Buckner on an electroacoustic composition entitled, Hoodlum Priest by Noah Creshevsky (released on the Mutable Music label in 2003). In March 2006, Oppedisano was the featured composer on the Brooklyn College Electroacoustic Festival with the premiere of his work, RENEWAL for live electric guitar and playback. In October 2006, Oppedisano held a concert at Dominic Frasca's The Monkey NYC featuring his musique concrete works for electric guitar and works for live electric guitar and playback.

Television appearances by Oppedisano include Just Playin', an improvisation concert hosted by Brian Willson at Brooklyn College that was aired on CUNY TV in December 2005 and for Beyond Productions of Australia in a special called Deadly Women, aired on the Discovery Channel in February 2005, featuring an opera scene by Dennis Bathory-Kitsz. He has done radio interviews for Kalvos and Damian (www.kalvos.org), and had works programmed on WMUA MassLive Martian Gardens, RTQE WORT-FM 89.9 Madison WI, CKCU 93.1 FM Ottawa Canada "Infinite Ceiling", KUNM 89.9FM College of Santa Fe, art@radio in Maryland, Contemporary Classical Internet Radio (live 365), and WOBC 91.5FM of Oberlin, OH. In September 2005 and December 2006, Oppedisano performed live with Josh Weinstein on WOR710s Joey Reynolds Show in New York City. In December 2006 he performed with Josh Weinstein on Vin Scelsa's long running radio program, "Idiot's Delight." In October 2006, Oppedisano was featured in an online interview with Urban Guitar 'Zine.

Oppedisano works as a producer and assistant producer. These projects include FIRST FLIGHT, a solo classical guitar disc by the prolific New York City based guitarist, Oren Fader that was released in February 2005. He has worked as assistant producer on an album called DANCE MIX by the Fireworks Ensemble released in February 2006. Oppedisano also will be releasing a full length compact disc of his music in Spring 2007 on the OKSRNA label entitled: ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC: ELECTRIC GUITAR. His works have been performed and heard in various areas around the world and are all registered with ASCAP. Oppedisano is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He holds a B.A in Music Composition from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and an M.A in Music Composition from the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music.


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