Álvaro Domene

Álvaro Domene


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“Total facemelt music. Just what I needed today.” – Nate Chinen (The New York Times, NPR) “Álvaro Domene is an utterly uncompromising, fearless presence on his seven-string instrument contextualized within creative processing and experimental techniques. His work yields outcomes ranging from the tranquil and calm to raging, volcanic intensity.” – Anil Prasad (Innerviews.org) Álvaro Domene is a Madrid-born, New York based guitarist and composer operating at the convergence of various styles of contemporary creative music. His sound and compositions are influenced by the avant-garde jazz and western contemporary classical traditions, as well as metal music. He has performed and taught internationally, and recently worked with Joe McPhee, Karl Berger, Elliott Sharp, Vinny Golia, Henry Kaiser, Briggan Krauss, Michaël Attias, Jim Black, Ben Goldberg, Michael Bisio, Sam Newsome, Colin Marston, Mike Pride, Ches Smith, Scott Amendola, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Mat Maneri, Tim Dahl, Weasel Walter, and Billy Martin. He has released 20 albums as a leader and/or co-leader and is an active performer in New York’s creative music scene, leading various groups in addition to working with numerous artists. “Domene sounds like a frightful demolition team.” – Paul Acquaro, (Free Jazz Blog)