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Bonnot (also Walter Buonanno) is a composer, a multi-talented musician playing a
variety of instruments, a dj, and a producer.
Although he has always been involved in the independent scene, Bonnot
has won (when he was only 22 years old) awards like the important
S.I.A.E. prize as “The Best Italian Independent Composer in 2005/2006”
with “Mi sa che stanotte” by
Assalti Frontali – the disc itself won the P.I.M.I. award (Italian
Independent Music Award) as the best
album of the year at M.E.I. He is a tireless musician both on the
stage and in the studio so much
so that he has held over 600 concerts and played for important
European Festivals (in
Holland, in France, in Switzerland) and for African Festivals as well (in Cape
Town) alongside artists such as Noisia, Goldie, Will White
(Propellerheads) with his
dj-sets, from Miami to Cape Town, all thanks to his process of stylistic research and his
characteristic taste in
music with which he approached electronic music, cutting edge jazz and
contemporary classical music – the last one being a field in which
Bonnot is loved
so much that he took part of very important events.
On May 28th/29th, 2010 he was asked to write and perform live the electronic
parts for the PCME Orchestra performance with Ars Ludi (drummers
belonging to the “Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra”/Ennio Morricone) in order to
open the MaXXi Museum in Rome – the new Museum of XX Century Art and of
Contemporary Architecture designed by the great architect Zaha Hadid.
As producer, composer, arranger, live musician and studio artist, he teamed up
among many others with: Assalti Frontali (who he has been producing since 2005),
General Levy (UK), M1 of Dead Prez (NY), Dj Gruff, Mc Coppa (UK), Tino Tracanna
(Paolo Fresu Quintet), Ars Ludi, and Zubz (South Africa).
In 2011 he wrote the soundtrack of the “Mille miglia ad Atene” movie by Andrea
His first reggae riddim – the "THC riddim”, Can.i.bis.records
(February, 2011)- was placed first in soundquacke.com, one of the
greatest distributors in
Europe, as the 7” vinyl which was bought the most and it had been in
the top 10 sales for a month, and also it's gone on 1st place on the Tokio based ReggaeRecords.com.
He recorded for important labels such as “il Manifesto cd”, Warner music Italia/
Atlantic, Emi Olanda, Redled Records, Native Rhythms (South Africa).