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. more 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.
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"
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 includingFrancesco Giannico,
Olan Mill, Leonardo Rosado, Jorge Haro, Quivion and Hior Chronik in
which an original piece written for piano is re-envisioned by each
Worldwide release date: May 21th 2015 on CD & Digital through
ad21. The pre-order will be on May 14th.
Stay tuned for more info!
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
We just launched my bandcamp
pages. You can get The Piano Texture Found EP album for
New short HD Video filmed by Georgie
Uris - Bruno playing the piano [Aquarelle sur bois] See the video
November 25 2011
ad21 present BIOMA: the new collaborative work [field recordings-based]
between Bruno Sanfilippo & Max Corbacho.
Both artists together again, since the acclaimed release INDALO
 BIOMA is presented in a pressed CD along with a beautiful and
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
In my studio with Alio Die (Stefano Musso) Soon
a new collaboration.
We are pleased to announce that late
2011 Bruno Sanfilippo & Max Corbacho will present a new
collaborative work titled BIOMA, based on field recording.
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
Below, new short HD video -The Strange
Art- directed by Andrey Ivanov [music: Piano
Textures 1 III]
New album Subliminal
Pulse released by american label Spotted Peccary
This work is presented in a digipak CD 6 panel.
"As always, Sanfilippo's mastery of sound
textures enriches the experience of each track.
Deep, focused listening reaps incredible rewards and opens entirely
Quite simply one of the best CDs of 2011 so far, and definitely a
Hypnagogue Highly Recommended CD"
I will be performing
live this Saturday 8th May 8pm at Animamusic c/Aragón
We are glad to announce CROMO
[piano & drones]
Is a second collaborative work between Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias
"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 perfectlyand
elevates itin 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
driftshis creations in Track 4 have such a distinct Steve Roach
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
We've got a new website design up for testing! The new design is clean
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
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
Another great release from one of my favorite artists!"
by Rik MacLean |Ping Things
CONCERT PRESENTATION > Piano Textures 2 tonight at Centro
Cultural L´Estació Magòria; GranVia 247, Barcelona.
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
Live at the "Cueva de los Verdes", Lanzarote Island, August
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Auralspace CD OUT NOW in special
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.
"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
Bruno Sanfilippo is always good, and Auralspace is my favorite CD
of his so far" by ElectroambientSpace
I've been invited to perform on "Klauss" 20 anniversary.
Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, November 28th, 2008
at BRUT-ART Festival. LA NAU c/Álava 30, Barcelona.
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"
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.
| Insolit Music Forum | Barcelona
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
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
I highly recommended this gem!" Headphone Commute