Maurizio Guarini

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Maurizio Guarini
Maurizio Guarini
Maurizio Guarini
Background information
Birth name Maurizio Guarini
Born (1955-01-25) January 25, 1955 (age 59)
Rome, Italy
Genres prog rock, jazz rock, fusion
Occupations musician, composer, record producer, arranger
Instruments Keyboards, bass
Years active 1974-present
Labels BackToTheFudda
Associated acts Goblin
Website www.maurizioguarini.com

Maurizio Guarini is a self-taught keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, best known as a member of the progressive rock band Goblin.

Biography[edit]

Born in Rome, Italy in 1955, Guarini started playing organ and guitar at the age of 10. He started playing live at high school concerts with some rock bands. Later, his music exploration moved on to progressive / jazz-rock. After graduating from high school in 1973, he attended the Math faculty at the University La Sapienza in Rome.

In spring 1975 Massimo Morante from Goblin invited Guarini to join the band, just after Deep Red was released. Starting with the very first concert in September 1975, Goblin, that reached top of the charts at that time, kept touring Italy until the end of 1976.[1]
In March 1976 Goblin released the album Roller.[2]

Just after three days of recording of the score for the movie Suspiria, on November 23, 1976, Guarini temporarily left the band. Late in 1978, after two years of studio work mainly in studio at RCA Records in Rome, Guarini re-joined Goblin, with a different line-up. Production of the band in the following years includes scores for the movies Patrick (1978), Buio Omega (1979), Contamination (1980), St.Helene's (1981), Notturno (1983) and the non-movie related album Volo]' (1982).

In parallel, during this years, Guarini collaborated with other musicians, mainly with the Italian composer Fabio Frizzi, and performed as session musician in several scores, mostly for movies directed by Italian director Lucio Fulci: The Beyond, City of Living Dead, Zombi 2 and others. Still about film scoring, in 1984 Maurizio started a cooperation with the Italian Composer Pino Donaggio, with whom he collaborated on 25 soundtracks.

Other non movie-related activities up to 1990 include collaborations with Italian artists, in studio production and in live concerts.

In 1993 Guarini earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

In November 1998 Guarini and his wife moved to Toronto, Canada, and for a few years worked mainly in software development.[3]

In 2003 former Goblin bandmates Massimo Morante and Fabio Pignatelli contacted Guarini with the idea to restart the dormant Goblin. The new band, under the name BackToTheGoblin,[4] worked 2 years to realize the new album BackToTheGoblin 2005, released at the beginning of 2006, with the Canadian independent label BackToTheFudda.

In 2007 Guarini founded a trio with Great Bob Scott and Chris Gartner, former members of the Canadian band Look People. The band, named Orco Muto, played live in Canada, mostly performing revisited Goblin tunes, with the addition of some original compositions.

In 2009 Goblin started a European tour, but in December the band split again. In March 2010 Guarini and Morante asked the original founder Claudio Simonetti to re-join the band, and founded New Goblin, with a new line-up. New Goblin[5] started a World tour that included Europe, Japan and Australia,[1] and released two live albums recorded in Rome and in Tokyo in 2011.

Guarini released his first solo album, Creatures from a Drawer, on January 2013

Discography[6][7][edit]

Solo albums[edit]

2013 Creatures from a Drawer

Goblin[edit]

  • 2012 Live in Roma
  • 2012 Two Concerts in Tokyo (DVD)
  • 2006 BackToTheGoblin
  • 1983 Notturno
  • 1982 Volo
  • 1981 St. Helens
  • 1980 Contamination
  • 1979 Buio Omega
  • 1979 Patrick
  • 1977 Suspiria
  • 1976 Roller
  • 1976 Chi

Guest appearances and additional discography[edit]

Other collaborations in studio production[edit]

Film Scores[edit]

As Goblin[edit]

  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers 2010 (Saverio Costanzo)- opening titles
  • Notturno 1983 (Giorgio Bontempi)
  • St. Helens 1981 (Ernest Pintoff)
  • Contamination 1980 (Luigi Cozzi)
  • Patrick 1979 (Richard Franklin)
  • Buio Omega 1979 (Joe D'Amato)
  • Martin 1977 (George A. Romero)
  • Suspiria 1976 (Dario Argento)

Other soundtrack work as performer or composer[edit]

  • - Tophet Quorum (Profane Exhibit) 2013 (S.Stivaletti) - work in progress
  • - The Phantom of the Opera 1998 (Dario Argento, E.Morricone) composer of additional music only
  • - Il Portaborse 1991 (Daniele Luchetti, Dario Lucantoni) Kb
  • - Indio 1989 (Antonio Margheriti, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - La partita 1988 (Carlo Vanzina, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Zelly and Me 1988 (Tina Rathborne, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Kansas 1988 (David Stevens, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Don Camillo 1988 (Therence Hill, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Catacombs 1988 (David Schmoeller, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Qualcuno in ascolto aka - High Frequency 1988 (Faliero Rosati, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - The Barbarians 1987 (Ruggero Deodato, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Phantom of Death - aka Un delitto poco comune 1987 (Ruggero Deodato, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Appointment with Dead 1988 (Michael Winner, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Sette chili in sette giorni 1987 (Luca Verdone, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Dancers 1987 (Herbert Ross, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - My African Adventure 1987 (Boaz Davidson, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Scirocco 1987 (Aldo Lado, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Jenatsch 1987 (Daniel Schmid, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Renegade 1987 (E.B.Clucher, M.Paoluzzi) Kb
  • - Crawlspace 1986 (David Schmoeller, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - L'inchiesta aka - The Inquiry 1986 (Damiano Damiani, R.Ortolani) Kb
  • - La monaca di Monza aka - Devils of Monza 1986 (Luciano Odorisio, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Murder Rock - Dancing Death 1986 (Lucio Fulci, K.Emerson) Additional kb
  • - Il caso Moro 1986 (Giuseppe Ferrara, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Hotel Colonial 1986 (Cinzia Th. Torrini, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - Sotto il Vestito niente 1985 (Carlo Vanzina, P.Donaggio) Kb
  • - The Beyond aka - L'aldila 1983 (Lucio Fulci, F.Frizzi) Kb
  • - Conquest 1983 (Lucio Fulci, C. Simonetti) voice effects only
  • - Hercules 1983 (Luigi Cozzi, Pino Donaggio) kb
  • - Segni particolari: bellissimo 1983 (Franco Castellano, Gino Santercole) kb
  • - Zombi 2 aka - Zombie 1980 (Lucio Fulci, F.Frizzi) Kb
  • - The Gates of Hell (City of the living Dead) 1980 (Lucio Fulci, F.Frizzi) Kb
  • - White Pop Jesus 1980 (Luigi Petrini, Bixio/Tempera) Kb
  • - Schock 1977 (Mario Bava, Libra) Kb
  • - Gamma (TV) 1975 (Salvatore Nocita, E.Simonetti) Kb

Theatre works[edit]

  • Macbeth (Vittorio Gassman, mus. G.Gazzola)
  • Amleto (Gabriele Lavia, mus. Carnini)

Live Music[edit]

  • 2012 New Goblin
  • 2011 New Goblin
  • 2010 New Goblin
  • 2009 apr - jul Goblin
  • 2008 aug - oct Orco Muto (trio)
  • 2007 aug - oct Goblinia (trio)
  • 1990 nov - dec Nini Rosso, Japan
  • 1989 may - jun Mario Castelnuovo
  • 1988 jul - sep Luca Barbarossa
  • 1987 apr - sep Mimmo Locasciulli
  • 1986 sep - oct Renato Zero
  • 1986 jan - mar Patty Pravo
  • 1985 dec - dec Patty Pravo
  • 1985 jul - sep Fiorella Mannoia
  • 1984 apr - jun Patty Pravo
  • 1982 jul - sep Riccardo Cocciante + New Perigeo
  • 1982 jan - mar Luca Barbarossa
  • 1981 nov - dec Luca Barbarossa
  • 1980 jul - oct Alberto Fortis
  • 1979 apr - nov Riccardo Cocciante
  • 1978 jul - aug Francesco De Gregori
  • 1976 jan - nov Goblin
  • 1975 sep - dec Goblin
  • 1974 nov - dec Loy & Altomare

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interview: Maurizio Guarini from Goblin and Miles Brown from the Night Terrors - Video". ABC Arts. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Goblin - Exclusive Interview from". eSplatter. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Maurizio Guarini". Witchstory.altervista.org. Retrieved 2013-02-07. [unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "BackToTheGoblin Website". Backtothegoblin.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07. [not in citation given]
  5. ^ "NEW GOBLIN [ Official Site ]". Newgoblin.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07. [not in citation given]
  6. ^ "Maurizio Guarini Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "Maurizio Guarini Discography and Music at CD Universe". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 

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