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:


 


One of the most precious gifts of the Christmas just gone was my special edition copy of the album VdB23 by Gianni Maroccolo and Claudio Rocchi . I waited impatiently for my copy because, it is now more than a year ago, I had the honor of being contacted by the legendary Maroccolo to rework for piano two of his songs that would later be included on the disc ... Of course I was curious to finally listen to the entire work and also to see how my piano would merge with the rest of the music .

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These days it is increasingly difficult to find a concert hall with a beautiful grand piano ... and bla bla bla bla bla bla..the crisis ....bla bla bla.. But as you know I do not have a docile nature and on the contrary I like to turn every obstacle into an opportunity for fun and an inspiration to invent something new ... And so here I am to accept with enthusiasm the invitation to play December 29 at Forte Fanfulla for BABA, the "Festival of burned minds and exploded people". The problem is that there is just an old broken piano.

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I'm here at home with Nasino , my beloved cat, with my piano ... and with a thought to all of you ! This year has been a year beautiful and special for me  , full of music, important meetings, collaborations , concerts in magical places ... but as usual I prefer to think of the future . I'm waiting impatiently for the release of the documentary " Piano Piano on the road" , planning new concerts in Italy and the United States , and in these days I'm working on the video for " Night Flight " one of the tracks from the new album. We shot in Rome in some beautiful places and I feel a kind of Wonderwoman because for two days I ran , over and over in a tank top with a north wind that shook us all from the cold ... Can you believe it ?

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Dear all, it is with great happiness that I can finally announce the release of my new album "Above the sky " !
I chose to record " Above the sky " in my home, with my piano , for a work of this kind I needed a total confidence with the sounds and colors that I wanted to find . And then my house, small and chaotic , is my launch base  into the infinity.
The sound of a drill over the sound of my piano : this was a risk that I had to run when I decided to record the new album not in a recording studio , but in my home.
I threw the coins to form 3 hexagrams . They formed the "Heaven" , the " Crescent Moon " and the "Vision" ... and the musical journey starts from these notes. I tried to sing the stars , the emergence of a lily from the fog ... to follow the sound to dissolve the image of a dream.
And so the cd begins ..


For me , music is the fascinating vehicle capable to cancel the boundary between earth and sky.


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