“... like a glass of red wine on a Summer evening”
"COMPOSING SAD MUSIC MAKES ME HAPPIER"
Fabrizio Paterlini (born in 1973) is an Italian pianist and composer from Mantua, a small and nice town in Italy, where he currently lives with his family.
He released his first album for piano solo back in 2007 (Viaggi in aeromobile) and since then, his music started to travel around the globe. After exploring the piano solo compositions with several works (Viandanze in 2008, Fragments Found in 2010, Autumn Stories in 2012 and The Art of the Piano in 2014), he then started exploring different setup. In 2013 he released "Now", his first attempt to coniugate piano with electronics and in 2017 he published his latest Secret Book, his most composite album so far. Piano, strings and electronics blend together in a new and interesting formula that brings Fabrizio's music to new unexplored paths.
In February 2018, he released his first piano solo album, since four years: Winter Stories, presented to the audience by recording and streaming on all his social channels one song per day during the week from Feb 12th to Feb 17th.
In November 2016, he founded the label Memory Recordings, trying this way to put his experience at the disposal of other musicians.
“Transitions is an amazing suite of musical statements and considering how short and minimalist the music is, has a very unexpected impact. ” - Dave Frankling
“Paterlini is a tender performer, comfortable with silences, capable of turning a tender phrase with the high keys while sublimating the low. This artist’s love for the instrument.... makes the listening experience feel personal, rather than commercial. ” - Richard Allen
“When one hears these pieces back-to-back, one experiences a wider range of dynamic contrast than one is used to hearing on the artist’s records, but relaxes knowing that the synthesized tones on other tracks are still considered adornment rather than their compositional core” - Richard Allen
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Fabrizio Paterlini @ De Kapel (DomusDela)
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So I started browsing my hard drive, to see if I had some music already recorded there and surprisingly enough, I found several songs sitting there, waiting to be released.
The music was clearly divided in two different categories, one including piano solo music and the other more cinematic acts, with piano playing together with strings and electronics in the mood of my previous “Secret Book” album I released back in 2017.
It was like these compositions were perfectly representing what I have been doing in the recent years, so I thought it would have been nice to include them as a whole in one single album, with two different souls.
It was important, then, to find the right way to express this concept, by using a proper title for this work: a single word, with two identifiable parts which, if separated, kept maintaining a unique meaning, but if melted together suddenly they found another significance.
When the word “Lifeblood” came to my mind, I immediately thought it was perfect: “Life” and “Blood” have their own meaning, but when used as one single word, they acquire another sense.
“Life” represents the first part of this work: a suite of six intimate piano solo songs, composed between 2019 and 2020. Some of them were composed while touring: the opening track, “Solitude”, is actually an improvisation which found its final form while touring in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, while “White Forest” was inspired by the beauty of the Russian city Kazan and all its surroundings.
All the music included in “Life”, was originally composed and recorded in my home studio, on my upright felted piano, but I wanted to record the final version of these tracks on a grand piano, as I usually do.
So I decided to felt once more the grand piano as I did in my Transitions project: the powerful sound of the Grand Piano suddenly become soft, intimate and fragile and, to me, it’s a joy to hear.
I really hope you’ll take your time to listen to this music: use a pair of good headphones, if you wish, so you can be fully immerse in the healing sound of my piano and, hopefully, you can find some relief during the hard times we’re all living.