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Pierre Bensusan
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Australian Associated Press Interview (March 2009)

4/1/2009

ARTICLE IN THE AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS Acclaimed French-Algerian guitarist to tour Australia By Cathy Alexander CANBERRA, March 19 AAP - Pierre Bensusan plays three instruments. His voice, his guitar. Then there's his voice and guitar together, which he says make a sound all their own. The acclaimed French folk singer, who is touring Australia for the first time in April,...

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East Grinstead Concert Review, Nov. 6th, 2006

11/6/2006

First of all, a great thank you to all you Acoustic Sussex supporters who turned up on this occasion; it was a night to really savour. We were extremely fortunate to have as support, a local lad, Matthew Ord, who hails from Redhill. For one so young, his ability goes way beyond the number of years he has been playing the guitar. His offerings on the night were from the 'Irish' part of his repertoi...

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Interview in Acoustic Magazine 2006

10/19/2006

  Mark Tucker:I particularly like the combination of cooking, philosophy and music in your guitar book. Are you a keen chef? Pierre Bensusan: Like for many people, I like cooking, does it make me a chef ? I don't know... My wife loves cooking too and when I am home, if she had to wait for me to stop working and start cooking, we would eat very little, always late and possibly more often...

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Interview in Acoustic Magazine 2006

10/19/2006

           

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Acoustic Guitar Magazine (2006)

10/18/2006

STEEL-STRING POET French-Algerian fingerstylist Pierre Bensusan has achieved renown as a guitar virtuoso, but he’s not interested in accolades; he’s too busy giving voice to his imagination and discovering the instrument’s boundless mysteries. Here he shares his insights on rhythm, improvisation, musical storytelling, and much more. By DOUG YOUNG Pierre Bensusan is one of those r...

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Jews, Jewish Music & Algeria Interview (2006)

10/18/2006

Interview for a Jewish newspaper in Cleveland (OH, USA) Questions by Ilana Wolpert Ilana Wolpert: 1. Growing up in a Jewish family in Algeria, were you exposed to much specifically traditional Jewish music (at home, in the Jewish community, synagogue--if you were at all a religious family--or even at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, etc? If so, I'd love you to be specific about this music, and...

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Interview Insound Magazine (Italy, 2005)

10/19/2005

Luigi Marinoni:Your latest work is surely a very mature record in which you seem to convey all the experiences you have gone through in these latest years. Pierre Bensusan It was great to work on Altiplanos. I spent 3 months in my home studio, to record, finalize some of the scores, go on tour to Sweden twice and resume and finish the recording for the last day of 2004. Most of the pieces ha...

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The Georgia Straight (2005)

10/19/2005

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT (CANADA)By Alexander Varty Bensusan Brings Aural Treats"It’s no wonder I think about food whenever I hear Pierre Bensusan’s new CD, Altiplanos: the Algerian-born guitarist and singer is an accomplished chef, to the point of including his own recipes for pumpkin soup and herbed shad in his brilliant instruction manual, The Guitar Book. Then again, I think about a lot of...

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Rogue Magazine Interview (2005)

10/19/2005

INTERVIEW ROGUE MAGAZINE (CANADA) By Sue KavanahSue Kavanagh:1. Your first recording was done at the age of 17 (1974) winning an award -- Pres de Paris at the Grand Prix du Disque for Folk Music at the Montreux Festival in 1976. How did that affect you, happening at such a young age? Pierre Bensusan:At that time, I was like a train, going straight. I was learning fast and between the time I had ...

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