Mario Piavoli video work on Pienovuoto.
Here is the first sign of public life of Scintilla, my new ( very) solo album.
Hope you’ll enjoy the preview.
Official full release on October the 24th.
Thank you for sharing!
Last week’s Sleep Concert in the heart of Brescia was one of the most impressive examples of the potential of music.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to offer a safe place where you can live your deepest abstractions.
On February the 24th, I will be performing a new Sleep Concert with Vittorio Guindani and Simone Lombardi at CARME, the amazing restored ex-church now dedicated to art performances and exhibitions.
All informations to be found here
playing music that happens just when – and if – the listener allows it to do so is an interesting challenge that may bring using unusual strategies.
Attending to a concert of “ambient” music is nothing particularly attractive if standing or sitting on a chair.
This is surely not the best way to get comfortable enough to let yourself go and reach the state of mind that allows these sounds to reach your inner self and – eventually – move you.
It all started in 2014 with a small winterly event for friends, when me and Tiberio played what became the seed of our sleep concert series.
We didn’t even know how to call the thing, however it was immediately clear that inviting people to lay down on a bed surrounded by very soft lights could help even the most resistant ones to relax and let sounds reach the deep.
Since then we’ve been performing Sleep Concerts in small rooms, big gardens and immense malls. As a duo or in ensemble with sensitive and generous musicians as Vittorio Guindani, Simone Lombardi, Stefano Castagna, Lino Capra Vaccina, Giorgio Presti and Fabio Mina.
The most beautiful thing is knowing this has been a way for many to approach a music – and a way to make music – that would have been very difficult them to listen to otherwise.
The hope is this has been a way to make them feel the potential of music when you allow it to come in and move yourself, when you allow it to get there with no fear.
It was 2000 or so when me and Holger Czukay began to collaborate together.
The first project we did together was an album titled Linear City but, beside some recordings we’ve shared since then ( see also 21st Century) , the spiritual presence of this man became constant in my life.
His joyful manners have always been gently expressed in his postcards, messages and conversations.
I still have some of the postcards he was putting in the packages we were exchanging at the time when it was not possible to share large audio files via the internet.
They were expressing taking fun seriously, and they always made me think about the intention and the attitude behind my music making.
He will always be a reference of how growing through music can make a human being bright of pure beauty.
After physically seeing Paolo Cavinato’s sculptures on exposition in the magnificent Palazzo Ducale in Mantova I have a better understanding of the reason why Mario Piavoli thought we three should have met.
Mario Piavoli has chosen one of my new songs to be the soundtrack of his video about Paolo Cavinato’s work.
I think it’s all about confidence in the depth, a serene exploration of the void.
After our first sleep concert in March, 2016, I’m happy to be back with this quartet for a new summer edition, which will be held in Selva Capuzza, San Martino della Battaglia on June the 23rd.
This time, it will happen under the sky, on the grass, therefore you can translate it into this:
See you there 😉
I’m very grateful of having been involved into this beautiful recording and I’m so happy it is finally going to see the light or, better said, reach the ear…
This is the invitation to reach the premiere, which will be held in a full sound-awareness situation thanks to Le Ragioni di Eustachio and the Genelec sponsorship.
This premiere will be part of the PACTA Salone 2017 – Arsenale dei Teatri in Milan.
An event dedicated to music composition in theater works.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org | tel. 0236503740
This is going to be the very first public appearance of the Artsplaces series.
A site specific sound installation in which the recordings of places of art are diffused in a place of art, creating a blend made of different realities.