Last Friday 30th August I took part to a hugely noisy session with ODRZ duo (visit their website here). Massimo Mascheroni, Antonio Maione and me recorded a wonderful improvisation which will be included in an ongoing project called ODRZ66: a different session every Friday throughout the 2019. The piece - almost 14 minutes of pure energy and dramatic, noisy, industrial sounds - is available on Bandcamp here. Photo shooting by Enrico Ponzoni.
Everything about the composer Bill Whitley's music and background, with a focus on his "I Dream Awake" cd released by Ravello Records. I really recommend to watch this funny and interesting chat with Daniel Kepl here.
Now you can watch the whole video of my performance at Auditorium San Fedele from last November. Six Bach's chorals, transcribed by Gyorgy Kurtag, were elaborated for electric guitar and electronics. Thanks to Andrea Bolzoni and Christian Tolle for their precious support.
Last Monday night I had a great concert at Auditorium San Fedele, Milan, for the Inner Spaces season and in co-production with Milano Musica Festival. I was commissioned an extended version with guitar and live electronics of six Bach's chorales transcribed by Gyorgy Kurtag. The result was a dreamy 35 minutes performance, with the essential aid of the Acusmonium amplification. I have to thank Antonio Pileggi, Giovanni Cospito and Filippo Berbenni; special gratitude goes to Andrea Bolzoni and Christian Tölle for the electronics. In the second part of the show, the weird and fascinating Mecanium Orchestra by Pierre Bastie...
I'm really proud to announce the official release of "Mysoginia", the new cd by the Italian prog-rock band Syndone. This time I was supposed to conduct the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra. In this video you can enjoy drums (played by the friend and colleague Martino Malacrida) and bass (Maurino Dellacqua) recording sessions with some excerpts from the orchestra recording session. It's been a great experience, thanks to everyone from Syndone and especially to Nico Nik Comoglio and Fabrizio Argiolas.
On the next 10th August "MIND & MACHINE" will be released by Ravello Records. The compilation will include, among the others, "Absent Light" by the American composer Bill Whitley (see also his "I Dream Awake" cd I produced two years ago). A dreamy and peaceful piece played by Federico De Zottis (soprano sax), Fedele Stucchi (trombone), Giuseppe Olivini (digital tanpura), Elena Talarico (piano and celesta), Stefano Grasso (vibes and glockenspiel) and me (guitar and electric bass). You can already enjoy "Absent Light" and the other tracks from "Mind & Machine" on iTunes.
"Good News! An official release date for the album reissue has been set: it is going to be called 1001 Autunni, it will be a 2CD set with the studio album plus a live album with one unreleased tune, very different versions of our tunes and some surprise here and there. Due on July the 13th, on AltrOck/Fading/Maracash, in a wonderful digipack edition. I'm taking a little sleigh ride down memory lane these days, will pop up with some unreleased pic and footage soon. And believe it or not, this is not the best news I have for you. More soon."
I recorded guitar for "1000 Autunni", and I'm so proud fo...