Victor Herrero (ES)

Victor Herrero was introduced to music in his childhood while living in the famous monastery Franco erected in a mountain valley west of Madrid (El Valle de los Caídos). There he learned to sing Gregorian and Mozarabic chant under the guidance of Benedictine monks. Joining the abbey’s welrespected boys’ choir he performed around Europe and was featured in the soundtrack and as an extra in the Belgian cult film “Farinelli” (Gérard Corbiau, 1994). As a teenager back in his hometown Toledo he formed a psych-rock outfit called ‘Cicely’, which grew into a popular Madrid-based band. The group lasted 8 years, after which Victor recorded and released an album of his solo piano compositions “Connotaciones para Piano” (Sello Autor – SGAE, 2006) under his old stage name “Victor Cicely”. During the last couple years Victor has been involved in many different projects and journeys. Travelling, recording or playing with artists like Michael Gira, Keiji Haino, Luzmila Carpio, Baby Dee, Master Musicians of Joujouka, Vinicio Capossela, Sonny Simmons, Ed Askew, Arlt, Marisa Terzi, Alasdair Roberts, Eric Chenaux, Tomi Simatupang, Alex Neilson, Paz Lenchantin, Gyda Valtysdottir,, Abdellah el Gourd, Michael Zerang, Nat Baldwin, Lorena Álvarez, Shahzad Ismaily, etc. These days he works on a variety of projects and forthcoming releases, one of which shall be a solo instrumental record of his Portuguese guitar improvisations.

https://victorherrero.bandcamp.com/