Fusing elements of ambient, classical and jazz, this five-song collection of tone poems sees Italian composer Ferdinando Arnò teaming up with an eclectic and acclaimed ensemble of musicians to create a truly otherworldly sonic experience.
Inspired by an Italian sound installation, Radura, based in the Cortile della Farmacia of Ca’ Granda in Milan, which was designed by Stefano Boeri, a celebrated architect and urban planner. The instillation is described as a musical oasis and is perfectly designed to match the groups serene sound.
The EP tracks were designed with the intention in mind of being translated for use in the sound installation. With rounded synths, repetitive loops, the collection aims to evoke a spiritual spark in the listener, drawing on the fundamental idea that music is ‘moving air’.
Stream the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/quietplease/sets/music-for-radura
The four members making up the project are Ferdinando Arno, piano and electronics, Melanie Biasio, vocals, Marco Decimo, cello, and Giorgio Cocilovo, moog guitar.
The brainchild behind Music for Radura,Ferdinando Arno, attained a degree in jazz improvisation from Berkllee College of Music. Since then, he has been composing scores for many TV programmes and also cinema including La Prima cosa bella which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Also, he is the forming member of the award-winning indie band, Common Mama, whilst also being the founder and CEO of his own music consultancy and production company, Quiet Please!
Other members of the band share equal acclaim – Belgian jazz vocalist Melanie Biasio was nominated for Django d’Or award in 2006, whilst Marco Decimo and Giorgio Cocilovo are both widely esteemed in their fields.
Three of the tracks were co-composed with Melanie Biasio – ‘Beat in my Heart’, ‘Swallow Me’ and ‘L’Enfant de la Nuit’.
Drawing influence from a diverse palette of artists including Max Richter, Arvo Pärt, Keith Jarret and The Doors, the group establish a sound that is entirely their own.
Music for Radura is out June 30th
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