Need a gift for a gifted musician?
q z e r t y, the first 6 keys on some old Mac's keyboards.
A tribute to technology and to the machine that are now part of everyday's life.
Music has always been my passion. I started with studying classical guitar at 14 and I never stopped since.
When I graduated from high school I started playing electric guitar with some rock bands from my town, and slowly my taste moved from rock to dark-wave. In 1996 I played guitar with the gothic-rock band Vespertilia and recorded with them a demo tape. We also took part to the compilation "Intimations of Immortality vol. IV", produced by the Italian label Energeia. I played many gigs with the band and left it in 1998 when I started studying sound technologies and composing the first sequences in my home studio.
It's in 1999 that the real electronic turn took place: I started working with the electro-industrial combo Kebabtraeume. I toured Italy with them playing gigs as Dubmaster and FOH Engineer; this is where my fascination with synthetic sounds and so-called "electronic music" was born: until then, I had only used them to imitate real instruments.
In 2000 I opened the Beam Mastering Studio in Bari and I started dealing with postproduction and cd copying for underground artists.
In August 2001 I became friends with Mario Tani, a film maker and director from Bari, living in Rome, and we start working together: I composed the soundtrack for some short movies ("The Buzz", "L'Affaire", "L'ospite - The Guest", Un Certain Regard, Le Dernier Combat) and he returned the favour directing the videos for my musical projects.
In August 2002 I recorded 12 tracks with PALN, a jazz multi-instrumentalist, founding the electro-chillout project "Redrum Vs. PALN", that I'll carry on, with Piero Pappalettere, under the monicker Redrum Alone.
In the meanwhile I mix and master as sound engineer for numerous bands.
In August 2003 La Triade is born: a project mixing electronic and hip-hop featuring the rapper from Bari Lady B.
In 2006 i started promoting the Red Bull Music Academy. In 2007 i started workin for M.E.I. tech (Electronic Section of M.E.I.) with Ivan Iusco from Electronic Label Minus Habens Rec. In 2009 i started workin with Mario Tani on Ufo Solar a creature that combines a web TV an E-commerce platform and a Videoclip Factory.