Pier Paolo Polcari

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Pier Paolo Polcari (also known as Paolo Polcari or just Polcari) was born in Naples in 1969 and is best known as a keyboard player, composer, and sometimes producer in the Italian band Almamegretta between 1990 and 1999. During this time, the band released 5 albums primarily for BMG Records in Italy, touring Italy and Europe several times for a total of approximately 600 gigs. Studio collaborations include works with Massive Attack, Adrian Sherwood, Bill Laswell, Transglobal Underground, Zion Train, and many others. At the end of 1999, he moved to London, where he spent two years acquiring a master's degree in film and video composition with Maestro Amit Sen. He composed several soundtracks for cinema, including "Pianese Nunzio" (Venice Film Festival, 1996), "Luna Rossa" (Venice Film Festival 2001), "Passo a Due" in 2006, Nauta (2011) and other theatre and documentary works. In addition, he produces and remixes music for different artists from labels such as Universal, BMG, Sony, and Nun. In 2003, he co-wrote and produced "Wop", the first Raiz (Almamegretta singer) solo album. In London, he works as a producer for dance labels Shoreline, Mikeli Music, and Betchwood; and also collaborates in studio and live performances with many artists and companies. "Home P-Fi" is his first solo project available worldwide on iTunes. In 2006, he started to work as a producer for the violin virtuoso Lino Cannavacciuolo ("Nenia", "Segesta", "Il Decamerone", "Crimini") and for the prominent Neapolitan Peppe Barra. After returning to work with Almamegretta he produces with the band other two albums (Vulgus in 2006 and Dubfellas Vol.2 in 2010). He is currently[when?] producing new material for Alma. The band will tour Italy and Europe this year.[when?] At the moment,[when?] he is also promoting his new solo album INTRATERRAE, released on 27 February[when?] by Marocco Music/Audioglobe.

Current side projects[edit]

-Funsui (http://soundcloud.com/funsui) published by labels Elastica and Iboga.

-Meditronica (http://www.rarenoiserecords.com/artists/meditronica/) with Ashtech published by Rare Noise Records.

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