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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.
 

NEWS


JUNE 10 2015

Suite Patagonia


Since 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'

We have 3 Suite Patagonia CD's in its original packaging, that someone sent us from Buenos Aires. This edition has 24 full-colored pages booklet. If you are interested in these oddities, this is your chance, besides, you are also helping raise funds for my next release. Thank you! available from today on Bandcamp

Also there's some discounts on Bandcamp on adLibitum and InTRO · from today using the codes " adlib " or " intro"
Only until June 30.

Confirmed, I will play at LIFEM [London International Festival of Exploratory Music] in November
Wim Mertens + Sylvain Chauveau + Bruno Sanfilippo + Greg Haines · Buy Tickets


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MAY 21 2015

UPON CONTACT REWORKED


UPON CONTACT REWORKED available NOW

Dear 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.-

 

 

 

 



Anthem 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 Sanfilippo’s 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 Sanfilippo’s 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 it’s 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"


April 23 2015


Coming soon Upon Contact Reworked 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.
Worldwide release date: May 21th 2015 on CD & Digital through ad21. The pre-order will be on May 14th.
Stay tuned for more info!

April 2 2015


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


February 12 2015

 

Inside Life

 

INSIDE LIFE AVAILABLE NOW

 

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


CD
available at Databloem | Stashed Goods | Norman Records | Denovali | Xavier Record | CDBaby
Also available digitally from: iTunes | bandcamp | Spotify



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



Check out these new Artist Picks mixtapes, featuring songs selected by Bruno Sanfilippo. You can subscribe to them if you'd like here > Pianoscapes playlist · Modern Classical & more







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 [last copies!] of Piano Textures Series through Stashed Goods

 

June 6 2013

Antara Festival in 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 day.
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.

Antara Festival



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


 



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

 


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. Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, November 28th, 2008

 

 



Performing at BRUT-ART Festival. LA NAU c/Álava 30, Barcelona.



 
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