Address: 431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
Description: Having earned a multitude of young fans and critical acclaim for his visionary electric keyboard work as one half of post-rock instrumentalist duo The Benevento/Russo Duo, Marco Benevento utilizes acoustic piano as his main voice. His instincts, however, for arranging sounds in fresh and unexpected ways remain firmly intact.
With his latest release, Between the Needles and Nightfall (2010), Benevento continues to define himself as one of the most prolific new voices of his era, blurring genres from song to song, and more often from measure to measure, with his own take on simple pop pleasures, dance party rave-ups, and art jazz experimentation. He speaks in modern sonic tongues, all cut-and-pasted, tweaked-out and glitchy, but full of wide-eyed wonder that rejoices in the limitless horizons of sound and melody.