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.more
Here is a compositional sketch for String Quartet.
Work in progress...
happy to be part of the Minimalism Unwrapped, London this year.
Bruno will play at LIFEM
[London International Festival of Exploratory Music] Saturday, 7 November
@Kings Place, at Hall One, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. Wim Mertens + Sylvain Chauveau + Bruno Sanfilippo + Greg Haines
Some of you may not know that my ad21 CD-Store is no longer working.
it turned 15 years since its release, the album Suite
Patagonia is available from today on Bandcamp
and other platforms. Suite Patagonia was the last work composed in
Buenos Aires before I finally moved to Barcelona in 2000.
'Dedicated to the incredible histories that harboured the lands of
the Patagonia. The Cacique Sayhueque, the Patagonian Giant's myth,
the admiration of the colonists before an unknown fauna, the contact
between the native ones and Magellan's men, curious histories that
touch with the magic and the fantasy, full with myths fed by old conquerors,
scanners and adventurers. "The colourful autochthonous instrumentation
with aboriginal songs, sounds of the southern fauna, the European
vision of a time, of a place, of numberless histories and legends"
listeners, today is the official worldwide release of Upon
Contact Reworked · CD & Digital
It is a collaborative work from Bruno Sanfilippo that features some
of the most highly acclaimed artists from the electronic music scene
including Francesco Giannico, Olan Mill, Leonardo Rosado, Jorge
Haro, Quivion and
Hior Chronik in which an original piece written for piano is re-envisioned
by each artist.
A big thank to all the involved musicians in this project for your
enthusiasm and dedication.
Thank you for listening, B.S.-
Review wrote: "Following on from his critically acclaimed album,
Inside Life, Barcelona based musician
and composer Bruno Sanfilippo has returned with a new collaborative
album. Entitled Upon Contact Reworked,
and due out on the 21st of May this year through his own ad21 label,
the album is less about Sanfilippos own work, and more an expression
of freedom of creativity. Enlisting the help of several noted musicians
from the electronic scene, such as Francesco Giannico, Olan Mill,
Leonardo Rosado, Jorge Haro, Quivion and Hior Chronik, the new album
is an impressive look into the individuality of artistic impression.
Beginning with Sanfilippos own hauntingly beautiful composition,
Upon Contact, each subsequent song features a unique reworking
of the melody, bringing about a series of cohesive, yet startlingly
unique moments as each artist is left to interpret and change the
song at without boundaries. Although each musician is working with
the same canvas, there is such a wealth of talent on show that it
becomes almost impossible to tire of the gentle melody. Every note
sounds fresh and new, and you could easily mistake this collaborative
project as being one cohesive view, and while it seems on the surface
to lack the depth of Inside Life, it manages to reach
stunning moments of fragile serenity.
The true wonder of Upon Contact Reworked is in its
building, pristine nature. Every second of the album has a wholly
organic feel, with no distracting over-production or superfluous notes,
just a simple, direct piano melody and an abundance of creativity"
I recently posted on Bandcamp
for free downloading some Live Concert recordings.
- Piano Improvisation Live at Insolit Music Forum · Barcelona
· June 29 2007
- Live recording from Stalker Festival · Tallinn · Sept.
29 2012 [Tilman
Ehrhorn, Bruno Sanfilippo, Marsen Jules]
- The end of the concert held at the Lumen Church · Antara
Festival in London · June 8 2013
I am glad to announce that the new album'Inside
Life' is available to you all since today. I have to admit
that, as a musician, I feel something special every release day of
a work. Maybe it's for the amount of time spent on the project, and
naturally, for certain expectation on the feedback.
Although for me as a creator the cycle ends when I finish my work,
and I wouldn't change anything, I feel that the real cycle is finally
closed when my music reaches your ears ... thanks for listening.
"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!" R. Gürtler
(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.
December 23 2014
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.
can listen now toAd Libitumalbum
album has been analog re-mastered recently by
Ian Hawgood in Tokyo.In
addition we have added to Bandcamp
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.-
INTERVIEW · Bruno
talks about upcoming collaborations "One with Marsen Jules,
and another with Alio Die"
And other fine things withTone
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
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.
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
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.
Out of Stock in this webSite. You can now order [last copies!] of
Piano Textures Series through Stashed
Festivalin London @LUMEN CHURCH 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
This 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
Friday 1 February 2013 at 7:30pm Palác
Akropolis Kubelíkova 1548/27 130 00 Prague ·
Saturday 2 February at 8:00pm Atelier
babylon Námestie SNP14 / Kolárska3 811 06 Bratislava
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
This has been a great year for me, with many album releases: Urbs,
Texture found, Piano Textures 3 y Piano
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.
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 (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
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
Piano Texture Foundalbum 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.
June 8 2012
Finally available digitally Bruno Sanfilippo's first EP
"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.
"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."
This work is presented in a digipak CD. Click
here for more information