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Domeniconi (Carlo Domeniconi 1947)




Carlo Domeniconi (born 1947), a famous Italian guitarist and composer.
He was born in Cesena, northern Italy, his first lessons he received from Cameron Lenzi Mozzani at age of 13. At the age of 17, he graduated the Conservatory in Pesaro.
In 1966, Domeniconi left Italy to West Berlin, where he studied composition at the University of Music (later renamed University of the Arts in Berlin). Later on, he worked at the university for 20 years as a professor.

Later, Carlo Domeniconi visited Turkey and was impressed by its people and culture. He opened a department for studying a guitar at the conservatory in Istanbul, where his compositional style was developed under influence and as a reflection of the influence of regional culture.

Carlo Domeniconi possibly is most well known for his 1985 piece Koyunbaba.
The name is actually Turkish and literally translates as "sheep-father" (koyun-baba), or "shepherd"."Koyunbaba" is also the family name of his descendants, who still reside in the area, and the name of a wild, dry region of Southwest Turkey. According to local legend, the area is seemingly cursed - numerous people who have attempted to rent or purchase the land from the Koyunbaba family have died or fallen ill. Carlo Domeniconi has referred to two specific examples: one was a German woman who wanted to keep the area in its natural and unspoiled state, but was soon stricken with cancer. The other was one of three sons of the Koyunbaba family who suddenly sold some of the land, but then hanged himself.
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  • Koyunbaba(Shepherd) Suite for Guitar - notes sheet music

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  • Koyunbaba(Shepherd) Suite for Guitar (Tuned version) - notes sheet music

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