Imaginary Department of Electronic Arts
John Gagliano, Renato De Gaspari, Mathieu Fortin
+39 347 0700184 (John Gagliano)
I.D.E.A. - Imaginary Department of Electronic Arts
The trio, born in 2012, is a good example of the meeting between live music and the electronic area. The band members, 3 smart italian guys from 23 to 28yo, classically trained, come from different experiences, including jazz, classical, pop-rock, club music and djing. All this wide background merge into a young and fresh live show, in wich good interplay, beautiful melodies and special effects can find their natural place. The music they play falls between synthpop, neoclassical, electronica and experimental.
Giangiacomo John Gagliano (mar.10, 1984)
polyvalent musician, can boast 20-years long studies and a remarkable stage experience. His qualifications include a degree in Jazz Piano (final mark: 110/110) and a diploma of classical composition (inferior attainment) at the Conservatory “Vivaldi” of Alessandria, a diploma in Jazz Piano at the CPM Academy - Milan (the most important pop music school il Italy) and a certificate of Steinberg Teacher, as well as a multitude of workshops, masterclasses and seminaries, in Italy and Europe, with some of the world most important artists in many fields, from jazz to classical, from composition and soundtracking to sound design.
During the years, he’s trodden the boards of northern Italy with a huge number of bands, both covers and originals, exploring different musical fields.
He’s been working in the music business for about ten years, as performer, composer, soundtracker, arranger and teacher. He is actually a Piano, Keyboards, Musical Theory and Computer Music teacher in a private school (Scuola Sonoria, based in Cossato BI, Italy).
One of his electro-house tracks was chosen by Future Music Mag as Demo of the Month (august 2011).
Renato De Gaspari (Jun.12, 1987)
got his Diploma in Guitar at the age of 20, at the Roland School, Genova. After that, he studied electronic music in the same school for two years. He’s already student of Music, Cinema and Art at the University of Torino.
As a dj, he’s been having an intense activity for the last 5 years in some of the top clubs in northern Italy, sharing the consolle with the biggest names of the european club music scene. As a producer, he can boast some good productions during recent years.
Mathieu Fortin (oct.30, 1989),
started making music at the age of 14, studying jazz drums with one of the greatest italian drummers. He joined the world of classical music by taking part in the Piedmont Youth Orchestra, as a percussionist. During the years, he’s been in tour across Italy and continental Europe with different bands, from pop to rock to folk music. In recent years he’s been specialising in electronic music, improving his production and arrangement skills, and playing in many clubs as a dj.