Gabriele di Franco and Francesco Negro are a duo of composers and musicians originally from Puglia (Italy). Their musical history is a fusion of two distinct paths: while Gabriele spent over a decade abroad and currently lives in Belgium, Francesco chose to root his artistic path in their homeland.
Their collaboration was born from the desire to explore the blending between the acoustic timbres of the piano with the sounds of a semi-acoustic guitar, which often drifts into totally electronic sounds.
In 2022 they released their first album Synolon (Workin’ Label 22 – IT), in which they channeled their musical research into writing strongly composed music, but which often opened up to moments of free improvisations.
“Synolon” sees them on an extensive tour between Italy, Belgium, and Germany, and “Acqua“, the album’s opening track, was awarded at the 1st Ise-Shima International Popular Music Composition Competition in Japan.
August 2023 sees them return to the studio, ready to create their second recording work entitled “Cantabile“.