bio

Christian Basso is a musician, known as both a composer and multi instrumentals. He has created music pieces for theater, dance, installations, television and films. Among his most recent creations is the music for mexican films Tlatelolco, directed by Carlos Bolado, “No eres tu, soy yo”, directed by Alejandro Springall, and Korean feature “Secret Sunshine / Milyang” by renowned filmmaker Lee Chang Dong, which was awarded at Cannes 2007.

His music combines elements from tango, Italian music, jazz and Argentine folklore with the classical and traditional features of soundtrack composers.

Throughout his over twenty-year career, he became well-known in the local scene as bassist and musician of diverse projects next to such artists as Charly Garcia, Gustavo Cerati, Richard Coleman, Andrés Calamaro, Daniel Melingo, Javier Malosetti, Maria Gabriela Epumer, among others; and mainly with La Portuaria, band of which he was mastermind and founding member next to Diego Frenkel. This group became key in the music renewal scene of the 90’s in Argentina for it combined sounds, rhythms and instruments characteristic of the so-called world music with rock. His themes Selva and El Bar de la Calle Rodney remained in the first positions of best-selling charts for weeks.

As soloist he edited Profanía, La Penthalpha, and La Musica Cura!, creations which delve deeply into a search for a more personal sound that embraces the spirit and influences of the world immigrants’ culture. Profania feature soprano Eva Faludi (Coro Polifonico Nacional), “la Pentalpha” feature american singer Kal Cahoone (Lilium, Tarantella), and “La Musica Cura!” features chinese singer Haien Qiu, and all albums music arranger Alejandro Terán (Hypnofon), among other great musicians.