Welcome to the Music page. Here you'll find not only the links to mp3 files that are also present in the pages dedicated to the individual CD projects, but several others as well; the music from the CDs is placed first, so if you're interested in the "other" material, you may want to scroll toward the bottom of the page. You'll also find detailed informations on each musical example. Please understand that I'm not allowed to put published pieces here in their entirety; plus, they are usually quite long. All files are in mp3 format, and they're given indications for duration and file size. Enjoy!
Carlo Mezzanotte Jazz Trio: "Piano Possibile"
Keys to Beauty - 1'47'' - 1.2 meg - initial theme, beginning of piano solo
Piano Possibile - 2'11'' - 1.5 meg - end of piano solo, main theme, coda
Little Element - 1'38'' - 1.1 meg - end of piano solo, theme sung by Cinzia Spata
Canzone Nuova - 1'07'' - 785 kb - theme, beginning of piano solo
La Costruzione di un Amore - 1'15'' - 888 kb - initial sung verses
Elbus - 5'37'' - 3.9 meg - the whole tune!
Carlo Mezzanotte & Syntaxis: "La Linea"
C Sharp Complex - 2'30'' - 2,3
meg - second part of piano solo, final themes with alto sax
Carlo Mezzanotte & Syntaxis: "Cieli Diversi"
Big Land - 2'25'' - 2.2 meg - last part of keyboard solo, final themes and coda
Carlo Mezzanotte & Syntaxis: "Visibile"
Jazz Child - 1'43" - 1.6 meg - the piano intro
to this song
Indaco: "Vento del Deserto"
Su Nuraghe - 1'26'' - 1.3 meg - keyboard work (and a short solo) among the initial
To the Lighthouse - 3'53'' - 3.6 meg - main theme, piano
solo, transition, main theme and ending.
Indaco: "Terra Maris"
Amargura I - 1'54'' -
1,8 meg - intro with voice, synth and Portuguese guitar
Carlo Mezzanotte: "Bach to the Future"
IAfter a wait of almost ten years, it's published at last. An all-Bach work, performed half with the acoustic piano, half with synthesizers.
J.S. Bach: Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue - 3'10'' - 2.9 meg
- the first, majestic statement of the Art of Fugue main theme. Here you have the whole
piece! Synths only.
Erre Emme 1: "Estati Romane"
Danza di Mare - 1'50'' - 1.7 meg - a fast piece in 6/8, inspired by Neapolitan dances. Here you have the initial statement of the main themes.
Rondò for string quartet - 3'00'' - 2.8 meg - I've been commissioned this piece for a CD by I Tamburi del Vesuvio, an amazing ethnic group. They used it mixed with narration, but I think it came out nicely enough to be considered a concert piece. I used melodic themes from a few version of the Tammurriata, a very ancient fast dance, and gave them a gentle Bartok/Strawinsky treatment. Here it is performed by the BIM string quartet; it's not an "official" recording, but good enough to deserve a listen.
Here you have a Compilation of several works I've composed in the past for TV, ballet, theatre etc., arranged in a rather random fashion. Mostly old stuff, taken from various periods. WARNING: This is more than 10 minutes long, and the file is 10 MEG IN SIZE. If you don't have a fast Internet connection, the downloading may take a while.
Another compilation, of more recent pieces which I've written in the last few years, to go with various visual events. Again, the order of the tunes is rather random. Duration is 8 minutes and 25 seconds; 7.7 meg.
In 2005, the great guitarist Al DiMeola has recorded, and played on tour with singer Andrea Parodi, one of my songs, "Amargura". Originally written for the Indaco CD, "Terra Maris", this song has been used by Al to open the concerts of the tour. Here you find the solo which Al played at the first concert of the tour; this concert has been recorded for the live CD "Midsummer Night in Sardinia". It's obviously a big honor to have my music performed by an artist of Al's calibre!
In 2008, my friend Max Rosati, Syntaxis' historical guitarist and overall great musician, published his first solo CD, called "Sun Fire".. Max asked me to collaborate on one of the tunes, which is based on a strict interaction between electric guitar and piano. The piece, called "The Last Song", is here in its entirety.
Gibe III, a song by guitarist Giuseppe Pittalis, contained in the debut album of his group Turbo Elephant Project. The synth solo you hear in the middle is played by me... although Giuseppe chopped and manipulated it without mercy after the fact. With interesting results, I must say.
THE KEYBOARD CORNER COMPILATIONS
Five tunes written for the CD compilations
issued by The Keyboard Corner, the community of musicians from the MusicPlayer forum
groups, linked to Keyboard magazine. Some of these tunes might be parts of future
recording projects - but for the time being, you can listen to them here.
Tempo guaritore - 4'23'' - 4 meg - A jazz tune, played by the first version of the Jazz Tales quartet; in medium tempo, with a delicate atmosphere.