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.
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.
KUBIN duo with Elena Talarico will be on stage twice during next month. On November 4th Alterazioni Festival will host us in the beautiful Sala della Musica at Villa Litta di Lainate, while on the 16th we'll play in Lecco at Circolo Libero Pensiero. In Lainate the audience will enjoy not only a new composition by Bill Whitley ("Meditazioni sulla Dharmachakra", written for the duo), but also "Pilar" by Girolamo De Simone, "Variations op. 27" by Anton von Webern, "In a Landscape" by John Cage and a visionary version of "Dido's Lament" by Henry Purcell.
Yesterday a trio version of Yugen (me, Maurizio Fasoli and Alessandro Cassani) rehearsed in a ghostly and hot Milan. I met the bass player Alessandro Cassani when we played together in Not A Good Sign, and he recorded bass for Death by Water cd. In this brief and (very) raw video he shows his skills as a fast-learner, playing a wicked pattern from Overmurmur "quasi a prima vista". Gosh.
I Dream Awake will be released next August the 11st by American label Ravello Records. A great collection of chamber music composed by Bill Whitley and played superbly by a handful of Italian guys: Elena Talarico (piano), Francesco Marzano (flute), Federico De Zottis (saxophone), Stefano Grasso (vibes), Matteo Lorito (upright bass), Eni Lulja (guitar) and Elisa La Marca (guitar). Check it out here: