Mark Barnwell | Passionata

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by Mark Barnwell

A unique blend of Spanish, Flamenco, Latin and World guitar music, infused with the seductive tones of Fretless bass and a variety of perussion instruments. Both traditional and contemporary, many find Passionata evocative and memorable.
Genre: World: Mediterranean
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fiesta Latina
2:14 $0.99
2. Mañana
2:05 $0.99
3. Tangos
4:13 $0.99
4. Passionata
4:04 $0.99
5. Fandangos
2:53 $0.99
6. Tierra de los sueños
3:57 $0.99
7. Santorini
2:12 $0.99
8. Señor Rumba
4:11 $0.99
9. Rivendell
3:14 $0.99
10. Omar's Journey
1:15 $0.99
11. Desert Sunrise
3:47 $0.99
12. Ish
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mark is a Flamenco / Spanish / Latin Guitarist, who also enjoys the recording, production and composition of music. After studying Classical guitar from an early age, Mark turned his hand to the pop/rock scene, and played with a variety of outfits from rock to funk, in a variety of places from Cornwall to Australia.

Having being inspired by a local Flamenco concert in 2000, Mark diversified into the exciting and dynamic world of Flamenco Guitar, studying with South West virtuoso Jon Salfield and the UK's number 1 Flamenco teacher, Rafael.

What the experts say:

"An impressive, melodic and clean technique on the spanish guitar"

"A musician who is talented and dedicated, can write melodically and has considerable promise"

Caragan Music Agency

Recent Reviews:

Review of Dessert Sunrise / Ish:

"Dynamic, melodic, and original"
This sounds like a soundtrack for a movie set in the Mediterranean. Excellent, professional, production, and world class muscianship. I felt like I went on a trip somewhere exotic."

Review of Tierra de los Suenos:

"Flamenco Supreme!"
Delicious acoustic flamenco styled guitars. Relaxing vacation mood. Very exotic and beautiful. This is one of the best acoustic guitar tracks I have come across. Sign me up as a fan!



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Deborah Latham

A tour de force of composing, arranging and performing skills.
Passionata further demonstrates Mark Barnwell’s skill not just as composer and performer but also as an arranger; possessors of his previous albums will be well acquainted with his ability to evoke strong visual imagery as much by the arrangement of a song as by its theme melody. He continues to create a sense of the magical – continuing from 'The Enchanted Forest' from his album El Mosaico and the beautiful 'Ailia' from 'Viaje Del Mundo' – expressed here in 'Rivendell', which cleverly conveys celebration and solemnity together. 'Desert Sunrise' is a particularly powerful description in music of just that. The striking moment where it merges into 'Ish' - when you realize that you are not in fact witnessing the spectacle isolated among the undulating dunes, as you thought - is one you won’t quickly forget. But of all the songs Mark has so far recorded, my personal favourite has to be the Spanish/Latin delight of 'Fiesta Latina'. I can never hear it without an instant lift of mood - it is, purely and simply, just so foot-tappingly, irresistibly joyous!

Viktor Mastoridis (BBC Macedonians)

A perfect connection between technique and emotion
Mark's guitar performance is very mature. He plays clear and convincing. Besides the excellent technique, in his music there are his emotion, his passion, his heart. That's a real proof of a good control over an instrument: when the performer is able to connect the technical and emotional side in one artistic expression. And Mark Barnwell does it with lightness and joy. Well done, Mark!