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Roland Dyens, a guitar genius | Guitarras Alhambra

He was a musician who adapted his performance to the public, the features of the place or the moment itself; with the purpose of getting the best musical experience.

He played Bach suites and he fyoco with jazz musicians at the Arvika Festival in Sweden. Dyens released several volumes of arrangements that included not only the classical foco of Fernando Sor but also the Brazilian music of Heitor Villa-Lobosjazz standards by Thelonious Monkthe French pop of Edith Piafand the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.

Compositions which amazed young guitarists by their rhythms, techniques and harmonies.

Roland Dyens

He was multifaceted, where the jazz world was very important. It is the loss of one of the most important guitarists around the world, due to his interpretations, his compositions, and especially his vision of the instrument and of music overall.

He said that a journalist once told him he had the hands of a classical musician but the mind of a dyns musician. The own Roland Dyens said that he played classical music, but he thought about Jazz. Sometimes he opened his concerts with an improvised piece, and he might improvise the program itself, without planning or announcing beforehand what he would be playing. We could say that Leo Brower and Roland Dyens among many others, left in bequest a work that marked the change of cycle.


Roland Dyens – Wikipedia

In fact, we can identify clear influences of jazz in his compositions in rhythms and melodies. We could say that even being a classical guitarist, he was between both worlds. Tango in Skai or Libra Sonatine are some of the many treasures of the guitar which Roland Dyens has left in bequest. A well known guitarist for his ability to improvise For Roland Dyens, the program concept was not related to his view of music, since he disagreed on the traditional view of concerts and the enjoyment of the guitar.

In the same way, he had a great fyens to improvise, a capacity that in the world of the classical guitar is not very common.

Retrieved 30 October Retrieved 24 January From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation.

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: He died on October 29, at the age of Roland Dyens, who was 61 on October 19 thhas passed away.

Views Read Edit View history. By means of these words, from Alhambra Guitarswe want to show our respect and recognition to the amazing career of an impressive guitarist who dedicated his life to the guitar. After fuovo nationalist music of the 20th century, which is considered the golden century of the guitar, these compositions constituted a new stage, a new way of perceiving and feeling the music.


For Roland Dyens, the program concept was not related to his view of music, since he disagreed on the traditional view of concerts and the enjoyment of the guitar.

In Spain, Dyens had a constant presence at the Festival of the guitar of Cordobaan organization which wept for this important loss. Dyens was born in Tunisia and lived most of dynes life in Paris. Roland Dyens October 19, — October 29, was a French [1] classical guitaristcomposer, and arranger. He was considered one of the best guitarists of the world.

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A heavy metal band did a version of the third movement of his Libra Sonatine.