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Bruno is a classically trained musician and composer who has been creating music for more than 20 years.
His focus alternates between the exploration of minimalist piano concepts and electro-acoustic music.
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Bruno es un músico de formación clásica que ha estado creando música desde hace más de 20 años. Su enfoque alterna entre la exploración de conceptos minimalistas en piano y electroacústica.


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January 2015

 

Inside Life

 


INSIDE LIFE
album will be released on the 12th February. Digital & CDs. An advance below...
"Inside Life immerses the listener into magnificently expressive modern classical realms, tranquilly minimal, yet exquisitely nuanced, abundantly poignant and delicately filigree, where stirringly pensive sadness is masterfully counterpointed with hauntingly embracing stillness, while intensely evocative ambient subtleties are deliberately permeated by yearning haze. A truly fabulous bravura performance by Bruno Sanfilippo and his guests!"

Richard Gürtler


Two images (below) of sessions belonging to INSIDE LIFE. The microphones were located very close to the piano harp, also there is some electronic manipulation and a cello brilliantly played by Julián Kancepolski.

JuliánJulián & Bruno



December 23 2014


The music for my upcoming album Inside Life is finished, and now I am working with Andy Ruggia on some beautiful cover art. We hope to have this out in mid February.

You can listen now to Ad Libitum album from bandcamp This album has been analog re-mastered recently by
Ian Hawgood in Tokyo.
In addition we have added to Bandcamp the album InTRO


Ad Libitum · InTRO

May 15 2014

 

 

• ClarOscuro is here and now, and obviously I'm very happy presenting this new work. I've enjoyed every step of the process, both times in the studio next to the piano, and the choosing of names for each piece, or the artwork design, I think everything is finally in its place, or at least I've left it there...
For one reason or another, it's been a while since my last release, and that's why I thank all those who asked for new recordings, the first since I've moved to the mountains. There is no process practically in the sound of piano and strings, we have oriented good microphones and remained there until the last piece was recorded.
A reflection of my soul has been crystallized.
Thanks also to all those who have contributed to these recordings reach your ears. Much love to you, B.S.-

 

 



March 31 2014


INTERVIEW ·
Bruno talks about upcoming collaborations "One with Marsen Jules, and another with Alio Die"
And other fine things with
Tone Harvest!




December 23 2013


I am writing you from my studio, a place where time dissolves, where any sound is born from silence. I have had a very creative 2013. After my concerts in Prague, Bratislava and London, I mainly focused in studio works, some of them were my own, and some other collaborations and for third parties.

Onix II Studio

 

 

Also I composed an extensive work for a String Quartet, which it is only on paper so far.

 

During the summer time I visited the Stefano Musso's (Alio Die) recording studio in Tuscany, Italy. In there we finished rounding up the concepts of our future collaboration, which started at the end of 2012 when I received him at my home studio here, near Barcelona. We will release this work soon, along with a short film made in my recording studio. Photo below.

 

Bruno and Stefano in Italy

 


I have contributed in a CD compilation [released through the Canadian Label Les Enregistrements Variables] with a piece for piano solo called "The movement of the grass II". Also participated Library Tapes, Machinefabriek,
Danny Norbury
, Ex Confusion, Évo Lüthi, Fjordne among others.



I have been working with Marsen Jules at my studio this past November [8 to15th 2013] We've really enjoyed the experience. We hope you will feel the same way listening the result of this memorable collaboration.


Marsen Jules and Bruno Sanfilippo



Out of Stock in this webSite. You can now order [latest copies!] of Piano Textures Series through Denovali Mail-order

 

June 6 2013

Are you in London this 8th June? I will play at Antara Festival at @ LUMEN URC Bloomsbury. 88 Tavistock Place· WC1. The Antara Arts Festival is an all-day event (2-9pm) featuring musicians, poets, visual artists and guest speakers. Day passes £8.50 in advance/other passes at the door on the day.
My performance basically consist in presenting the structured improvisations from the Piano Textures series,
from Impromptu EP, one work for piano prepared, and from the incoming ClarOscuro album as well.




The hip hop artist Drake contacted us in order to get authorization to use a fragment of one of my piano pieces for his new single "Started From The Bottom". This song has been nominated for a The GRAMMYs.


Album Review [in english]

Bruno interviewed [in français]




Posted now my entire concert at Music Infinity Feb 2013 · Bvdub + Bruno Sanfilippo · Palác Akropolis Prague.




February 8 2013

Live in PRAGUE · BRATISLAVA [1-2 Feb. 2013] Bvdub + Bruno Sanfilippo

· More photos here · Videos here

 


Palác Akropolis · Prague · Czech Rep.

 


Atelier Babylon · Bratislava · Slovakia

 

 

 

A mini tour starting: Bvdub + Bruno Sanfilippo

Friday 1 February 2013 at 7:30pm Palác Akropolis Kubelíkova 1548/27 130 00 Prague · Czech Republic.

Saturday 2 February at 8:00pm Atelier babylon Námestie SNP14 / Kolárska3 811 06 Bratislava · Slovakia.
These performances basically consist in presenting the structured improvisations from the Piano Textures series, especially Piano Textures 2 & 3, from Impromptu EP, one work for piano prepared, and from the incoming "ClarOscuro" album as well. A few pieces will be completed with some electronic sounds/field recordings triggered from my laptop, but it could still be considered solo piano performances.





New short video · Bruno playing "Absenta" · a preview from the forthcoming album ClarOscuro





December 23 2012


This has been a great year for me, with many album releases: Urbs, Impromptu, Piano Texture found,
Piano Textures 3
y Piano Textures Box-Set

In the meantime, I remain making new music, from electronic sources, field recordings or simply on piano. The truth is that I don't have any preferences on this matter.
The next album will be called ClarOscuro. It will be mainly on solo piano works, plus some pieces with violoncello and violin. I will give further information about it on the next edition of this newsletter? Have a great festive season.



Bruno in his studio.



The British duo of Alex Smalley & Alex Lucas [aka Olan Mill] have recorded part of their brand new album "Half Seas Over" [Home Normal] here at my Recording Studio. Great people and even greater artists, we've shared a very enjoyable night. Photo below.

Olan Mill & Bruno Sanfilippo


 

Piano Textures 3 CD now at Stashed Goods store | U.K.




Below (photo) The last september 29th 2012 in Tallinn · Estonia. Stalker Festival is a festival taking place in the city where Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky shot most of his illuminative "Stalker".
[Photo Rene Jakobson] See more photos
Here Oktaf Presents: Music Inspired by Harold Budd; Marsen Jules, Tilman Ehrhorn, Bruno Sanfilippo. Oktaf music is considering the possibility to release the audio of this concert soon. As well as some video of that concert.

Marsen Jules - Bruno Sanfilippo - Tilman Ehrhorn - Live


 

New short video in Onix II studio, Barcelona. Camera: Franco Fantini.

September 21 2012

 

Piano Textures 3 and Piano Textures CD Box Set is released through all good music shops today.


PIANO TEXTURES  3PIANO TEXTURES BOX SET

 




Are you in Tallinn [Estonia] on the 29th september? I will play a special group show at Stalker Festival as presentation of the "Music inspired by Harold Budd" Oktaf Label. The unique trio for that night will consist of Marsen Jules (live sampling, cymbals, chimes, wineglases, feedbacks and soundscapes), Tillman Erhorn (sax, flute), and me (piano) STALKER is a festival taking place in the city where Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky shot most of his illuminative "Stalker". The festival focuses on contemporary music, visual arts and film. I hope to see you there!




September 12 2012

It is so exciting to share this news with you!
Piano Textures 3 and Limited Edition signed and numbered Collector's Piano Textures CD BOX SET
Out on september 21th. through ad21
| To listen an advance:


 

Piano Textures 3 and Piano Textures BOX SET



July 15 2012

Piano Texture Found album EP OUT ON LAVERNA NET LABEL JULY 15 - IN FREE DOWNLOAD!
Contains three recent recordings performed in my studio.
On this EP first track, the piano shares a radio interference and overtones electronically generated, which last until the end of the piece. The second recording of almost twelve minutes is an improvisation estructured on a key that it could sound familiar, since it was used on recordings that belong to other different albums. Even so, this version, "Solitario", evidently is more calm and spaced than the other ones. "Aquarelle sur bois" is a recording with no processing whatsoever. The track was taken out of a video clip filmed by Georgie Uris.

PIANO TEXTURE FOUND EP

 

 


June 8 2012

Finally available digitally Bruno Sanfilippo's first EP IMPROMPTU.

"I've been recording several piano improvisations over the last few months. Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k.

One of those sessions was filmed by Franco Fantini. See below.

Available digitally from: iTunes Amazon.com .co.uk .de .fr .jp CDBaby Bandcamp
 

 

 



 

May 11 2012

Urbs CD available now! released by Hypnos Recordings today

"The title Urbs derives from the prominent incorporation urban sound environments, recorded by Sanfilippo in urban environments such as train stations, streets, bars and other public areas to explore the boundaries between the textural sounds which surround all of us day to day, and the nature of composed sound art such as music. These "real world" sound textures merge with more traditional electronics such as synthesizers and samplers, leaving no doubt as to the composed and "intentional" nature of these soundscapes.
Gentle and evocative, subtly textural and transporting, Urbs is something we genuinely expect to become a long-term favorite among Hypnos releases." ... Hypnos-


This work is presented in a digipak CD. Click here for more information



We just launched my bandcamp pages. You can get The Piano Texture Found EP album for FREE!

New Sanfilippo's official twitter !

February 22 2012

• New Interview | Ambient Visions talks with Sanfilippo

• New short HD Video filmed by Georgie Uris - Bruno playing the piano [Aquarelle sur bois] See the video home page


November 25 2011

BIOMA CD available now!
ad21 present BIOMA: the new collaborative work [field recordings-based] between Bruno Sanfilippo & Max Corbacho.
Both artists together again, since the acclaimed release INDALO [2003]
BIOMA is presented in a pressed CD along with a beautiful and elegant Digipack.
Limited Edition 200 numbered copies.

"This soundscape superbly captures the sonic breath and flow of a pastoral environment, not just because of the field recordings used to enhance the music, but more directly accountable to the musicians' attention to evoking the disposition of nature in its purest form.
Each synthetic tonality rings with a holistic demeanor, a softness that allows the harmonic presence to seep into the listener's psyche" Matt Howarth |Sonic Curiosity 2012

BIOMA



In my studio with Alio Die (Stefano Musso) Soon a new collaboration.

 

 
July 22 2011

We are pleased to announce that late 2011 Bruno Sanfilippo & Max Corbacho will present a new collaborative work titled BIOMA, based on field recording.

Check out my Flickr profile [Photos]

Almost all Bruno Sanfilippo's music is royalty-free for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. [non-commercial] Bruno must be credited as: Music by Bruno Sanfilippo - www.bruno-sanfilippo.com
Below, new short HD video -The Strange Art- directed by Andrey Ivanov [music: Piano Textures 1 III]

 


Up-date B.S. resources links:

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oundcloud

Bandcamp

Discogs
Flickr
Vimeo
Last.fm
Facebook
Cdbaby
iTunes
Spotify

Twitter
YouTube

 
April 12 2011

• New album Subliminal Pulse released by american label Spotted Peccary
This work is presented in a digipak CD 6 panel.


SUBLIMINAL PULSE

 

"As always, Sanfilippo's mastery of sound textures enriches the experience of each track.
Deep, focused listening reaps incredible rewards and opens entirely different worlds.
Quite simply one of the best CDs of 2011 so far, and definitely a Hypnagogue Highly Recommended CD"


 

December 11 2010

New short videos posted in my Vimeo and YouTube channel

 
 
May 5 2010
I will be performing live this Saturday 8th May 8pm at Animamusic c/Aragón 141, Barcelona
APRIL 8 2010

We are glad to announce CROMO [piano & drones]
Is a second collaborative work between Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow.

"My appreciation for Bruno Sanfilippo's music has grown over his past few releases. First he caught my ear with the spacey constructs of Auralspace; then he deftly blended beautiful piano melodies with understated electronics on Piano Textures 2. Now, teaming up with renowned ambient artist Matthias Grassow, he brings the feel of those two discs together perfectly—and elevates it—in CROMO.
In these six untitled tracks, Sanfilippo and Grassow maneuver deftly around each other in a set of perfect dances. The balance is superb, with neither element overpowering the other.
There is rise and fall, movement and stillness.
Empty spaces are gracefully filled by sounds that flow into the moment at the right moment.
As always, Sanfilippo's piano playing is patient, notes hanging and hovering, quietly describing the emotional stories here. Grassow's drones work their way from dust-in-sunlight glimmers to dark-spin drifts—his creations in Track 4 have such a distinct Steve Roach feel
I had to check my iPod to see if I'd moved on to another CD! This is a disc I gladly put on repeat for low-volume looping, and which is absolutely fulfilling when given a deep, attentive listen. CROMO piano & drones is a Hypnagogue Highly Recommended CD" by John Shanahan
  Cromo piano & drones by Bruno Sanfilippo
 
DECEMBER 26 2009

• We've got a new website design up for testing! The new design is clean and organized.
Now more videos, photos & audio clips.
• New short video. Track remixed: "Mimosa Hostilis" from Auralspace
• A series of live performances will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, I am working on a handful of new projects:
A new solo album and a new collaboration work with Mathias Grassow.

• 2009 was rather positive year, so thanks again for your support. I will continue to keep it updated with all the latest news. Finally I wish you an excellent and creative 2010.

13th november 2009- Live concert |Barcelona

 
NOVEMBER 13 2009

PIANO TEXTURES 2 tenth solo album > OUT NOW
It is an album for lovers of piano-atmospheres, and people who look for beauty and melody in contemporary music.
"Sanfilippo's talent and mastery of the genre are on clear display with this release and I have no doubt that I will have to find room in my CD player for another one of his releases that I'll be playing all year long. "Piano Textures 2" is a stunning collection of music that I whole heartedly recommend to existing fans of Sanfilippo's work and to those who are looking for carefully crafted organic ambience.
Another great release from one of my favorite artists!
" by Rik MacLean |Ping Things

LIVE CONCERT PRESENTATION > Piano Textures 2 tonight at Centro Cultural L´Estació Magòria; GranVia 247, Barcelona. 8:30PM

 
PIANO TEXTURES 2
 
 
SEPTEMBER 25 2009

I have sat down again in front of the piano, and I think that for the next Autumn I can offer you Piano Textures 2

Piano Live at the "Cueva de los Verdes", Lanzarote Island, August 6th, 2009.

THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MUSIC is an epic anthology of exclusive interviews with over 500 of the world's most visionary leaders in music and spirituality. My interview with journalist Justin St.Vincent of Xtreme Music CLICK HERE
New Combo Pack's CDs - special offer until December 31th at ad21music.com

 
APRIL 30 2009

Auralspace CD OUT NOW in special limited-edition. This CD is presented in a deluxe digipack 6 panel, 71-min. in 7 pieces that are in a practically continuous flow. The gentle whistles flows effortlessly on a soft carpet of electronics textures, slow spiraling in increases-decreases, creating a recording not to be missed by those who are curious and by those who love to fly far away on the wings of surreal environment.

AURALSPACE CD

"The album has a very cohesive feel, each piece having a distinct character that warrants its inclusion, adding to the overall flow of the disc which is quite seamless and seemingly effortless.
Bruno Sanfilippo is always good, and Auralspace is my favorite CD of his so far" by ElectroambientSpace

 

 
DECEMBER 11 2008

• I've been invited to perform on "Klauss" 20 anniversary concert. Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, November 28th, 2008 > picture1 picture2 picture3
I will be performing this saturday december 13th at BRUT-ART Festival.
LA NAU c/Álava 30, Barcelona. The improvisation session starts at 9:00 PM

 
MARCH 27 2008

• ad21music celebrates its 10th anniversary [1998-2008] with:
AMBESSENCE PIANO & DRONES
Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow
"I've been a fan of ad21music's catalog for some now, and have very much enjoyed all
of the work I've heard from them in the past. "Ambessence Piano and Drones" is another excellent release from the label, a release that I'm sure fans of both artists will appreciate very much.
I strongly recommend it not only as an excellent introduction to the label but also as an example of how differing styles can be brought together in ways that compliment and develop on each other's strengths" Ping things

 
  Ambessence piano & drones by Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow by Bruno Sanfilippo
 
DECEMBER 20 2007

Cold air has arrived to Europe and the wish of working at the studio evidently grows. I have been occupying this last period in organizing upcoming releases and planning a few small concert for next year.
Thanks for your support during the past year. I look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

Concert-installation MANDALA
| Insolit Music Forum | Barcelona

 
JUNE 28 2007

I will be performing this Friday June 29th at INSOLIT MUSIC FORUM Centro Cultural Est. Magoria, GranVia 247, Barcelona. The concert-installation MANDALA starts at 9:00 PM



MAY 4 2007

Now shipping PIANO TEXTURES CD

"...Simple and elegant, mesmerizing and haunting. I absolutely love turning up the volume, and letting
every hypnotic and melancholic note weep gently through the night.
For the lovers of Max Richter, Eluvium, Rafael Anton Irisarri, and Zbigniew Preisner.
I highly recommended this gem!" Headphone Commute