In the first days of 2011 Riccardo Wanke from Lisboa visited me in Firenze and we have been working and recording few days
Riccardo is a very interesting and subtle guitarist (check out his website: www.rdwmusic.com) and we have a project together called AMULETO
Very personal music, made of improvisations,drones,and sound experiments with feedback ,mixed with field recordings from some of our travels…
the first album came out few months ago with DIE SCHACHTEL in the Musica Improvvisa Box and got flattering reviews on Blow Up and Wire,but we feel the new material is one step ahed in what we resarch in terms of sound…
Nice concert with music by Alvin Lucier in Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires last week.
Played his piece for cello and sine waves “Charles Curtis” and other chamber pieces.
very special, meditative and poetic works and had beautiful time working with him.
Yesterday night beautiful and exciting concert with Quartetto Prometeo and Mario Brunello in Bologna for the prestigious MUSICA INSIEME concert series.
Music by two cellists composers,old and new:
Luigi Boccherini and Giovanni Sollima
My new Schumann double CD with pianist Emanuele Torquati released for BRILLIANT CLASSICS is now available! Schumann and the cello: we may think of the fine, late and rhapsodic Cello Concerto, or the lighter Stücke im Volkston, much beloved of cello students this past century and a half. But here is something different: songs, piano works — including the complete Kinderszenen cycle — and the Second Violin Sonata, all arranged for cello and piano by Schumann ‘s contemporary and collaborator Friederich Grutzmacher and recorded here for the first time…
listen:Schumann-Du Bist Wie Eine Blume
with Prometeo Quartet, (photo by Stefano Bottesi)