Italian composer/pianist Fabrizio Paterlini adds a touch of modernity and linear progression to his compositions. Lead track ‘Terra’ from his new EP of the same name, released today merges the delicate caress of neo-classicism with lush electronic soundscapes, blurring the boundaries that are both porous and exploratory. This will be accompanied by two exclusive U.K performances on 15th September in London and 17th September in Manchester.
“The show in London will be held at the beautiful Conway Hall. It will be a ‘two parts’ show, the first part is a non–stop medley lasting 40 minutes in which I will be playing mostly my latest releases, backed by great and suggestive visuals. The atmosphere will be intense and emotional where the audience will be totally absorbed by the music.” – Fabrizio Paterlini
In addition, the second part of the show will be based on Fabrizio’s imposing back catalogue showcasing songs like ‘Rue des Trois Frères’ (28 million streams on Spotify) and ‘Soffia la Notte’ (47M) that are a staple part of his live shows.
“The Show in Manchester will be at The Stoller Hall and will be a special one. When the chance arises, I love to play completely acoustic. This way, the piano becomes an extension of my fingers and its sound an extension of my voice.” – Fabrizio Paterlini
In Manchester, Fabrizio will be bringing a “one of a kind” set list, which will wisely mix old and new songs, bringing on stage “some songs never being played live before”, giving the audience the chance to listen to them for the first time, followed by some piano music taken from his previous albums, like “Viandanze”, “Now” or “The Art of the Piano”.
‘TERRA’ is the third chapter of the work inspired by the Elements and it reveals a marked cinematic nature.
The opening track ‘Away’ takes the listener to an indefinite place, surrounded by the irregular rhythm of a distant rain and the noise of an old typewriter. The warm and delicate sound of the piano creates a nice contrast full of sweet melancholy.
The title track ‘Terra’ sees the composer writing for a full strings chamber orchestra (23 elements) with the addition of a full brass section. The song opens with a nostalgic theme played by a string trio immediately followed by arpeggiated piano lines. The track is a crescendo and it expresses its full potential in the central part, in which the orchestra and piano start an intimate (but still powerful) dialogue.
The last song of the EP ‘Memory’ is a piano solo track: the sound of the piano has been carefully produced with the intent of taking the listener immediately to another time.
‘TERRA’ EP is part of a more complex work inspired by the Natural Elements: this works consists of a full album of previously unreleased 12 tracks, divided in 4 EPs, released every 3 months, through 2022. ‘ARIA’ has been released in March, ‘ACQUA’ in June, ‘TERRA’ in September and ‘FUOCO’ in December.
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