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Francisco RAFART is A chilean Chapman Stick performer since 2005, one of the first to play the instrument in Chile. He has a degree in Music Composition from the P. Universidad Católica de Chile, where he studied with m. Aliocha Solovera. In these years his work focUsed mainly in avant garde atonal composition. At the same time RAFART studied on his own the Stick, composing progressive music on a parallel fashion as a soloist and as a part of the band SPACE OREGANO. As a composer his scores have been performed in several stages in Chile and Argentina. In 2007 he won the audience´s price for the piece ?Sinapsis II? for Chamber Orchestra, in the III Luis Advis National Composition Contest. He worked as part of the NGO Germinaciones Chile, an organization of latinamerican composers. He also has been teacher at the Conservatory Universidad Mayor in Chile and has attended various composition seminars.

As a stickist he has performed in the I and II International Stick Encounters in 2006 and 2007, in Santiago, Chile. In 2013 he was part in the II Compilate of Hispanic Stick players and at the time a representative of Círculo de Stickistas (stickist Guillermo CIDES´ organization) in Chile. In 2013 he released his first Stick solo album ?The Handbook of the Acid Rider? under Mylodon Records.

RAFART is the solo band of Stick peformer Francisco RAFART. The band´s current line up (2013) is Fernando DAZA (OCTOPUS) on guitars and Pablo MARTINEZ (ALL TOMORROWS) on drums. The music is instrumental progressive rock with influences of electronic music.

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