03 March 2014
Friday, March 7th finally I will play in Catania at the beautiful ZO Center of Contemporary Culture . It will be for me a very important concert not only because I will present live for the first time "Above the sky", my last album produced by the American label Transparency;
Catania is the city of one of the most important Italian musicians of the past 40 years , Franco Battiato, with which , recently, I had the good fortune and honor to collaborate for Vdb23 , a wide and special recording project by Gianni Maroccolo and Claudio Rocchi shortly before he sadly passed away .
Many important artists of the Italian music scene including Piero Pelù , Massimo Zamboni , Cristiano Godano of Marlene Kuntz , Cristina Donà and Franco Battiato, contributed to Vdb23.
We exchanged the audio files across the web, so I was not sure what use my piano contributions would have had. You can imagine my joy when, at track number 4, "Rinascere", I heard the sound of my piano emerging and gradually leading to blend in with the voice of Battiato who sang a melody that was at once familiar and new to me. It was a really great emotion that I am now happy to share with you showing you the link where you can listen to the composition: