Bruno Sanfilippo

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Bruno Sanfilippo
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Background information
Birth nameBruno Sanfilippo
GenresContemporary classical music
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsPiano, synthesizer, keyboard
Years active1991–present
Labelsad21, 1631Recordings, Dronarivm
Websitewww.bruno-sanfilippo.com

Bruno Sanfilippo is an Argentinian pianist, musician and composer.

Bruno Sanfilippo (born September 13, 1965 [1])is a musician, pianist and contemporary classical music composer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain. His sound has been described as an exploration of minimalist piano concepts and electroacoustic music. In 2015, he became one of the main exponents of the LIFEM 2015 festival, specializing in minimalist music.[2]

Biography[edit]

The artist began playing the piano at a young age, starting with the Pleyel et Cie piano from his parent’s home[3] in Buenos Aires. Although Sanfilippo draws inspiration from various genres, in his early years, he was influenced by classical composers[3] such as Satie, Debussy and Ravel. In 1988, Sanfilippo graduated from the Galvani Conservatory in Buenos Aires with a degree in Musical Composition[4].

In 2000[4], the artist left his native Argentina and began his life, and a new chapter of his career, in Barcelona, Spain.

Career[edit]

In 1998, Sanfilippo started Ad21 music[5], a personal platform/label responsible for some of his albums except, The Poet, which was signed with 1631 Recordings[6]and Decca Publishing in 2016, and Unity through the Russian label Dronarivm in 2018.

Sanfilippo has participated in concerts and music festivals in both the national and international music scene. This includes performances at the Insolit Music Forum in Barcelona in 2007, the Stalker festival in Tallinn in 2012, the Antara Festival in London in 2013[6] and the LIFM festival in London in 2015.[7]

The LIFEM 2015, or the London International Festival of Exploratory Music, was an opportunity for Sanfilippo to participate in the Minimalism Unwrapped series with fellow composers, Wim Mertens, Sylvain Chauveau and Greg Haines.

He has been lauded as an “exceptionally refined sound-sculptor[8]” and his work has been compared to Max Richter, Arvo Pärt, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Harold Budd, and many more in the area of contemporary classical.

In Pop Culture[edit]

A sample of Sanfilippo’s “Ambessence Piano & Drones 1” was used in Canadian rapper Drake’s 2013 song “Started From The Bottom”.[9]

Discography[edit]

Title Album details
Suite Patagonia
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: ad21
Visualia
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Neuronium Records
Indalo
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: ad21
Ad Libitum
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: ad21
Anthology Essence 91-04
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Neuronium Records
InTRO
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: ad21
Piano Textures
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: ad21
Ambessence Piano & Drones
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: ad21
Auralspace
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: ad21
Piano Textures 2
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: ad21
Cromo piano & drones
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: ad21
Subliminal Pulse
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Spotted Peccary
Bioma
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: ad21
Urbs
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Hypnos Recordings
Impromptu EP
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: ad21
Piano Texture Found EP
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Laverna
Piano Textures 3
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: ad21
ClarOscuro
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: ad21
Inside Life
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: ad21
Upon Contact Reworked
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: ad21
The Poet
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: 1631Recordings
Piano Textures 4
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: ad21
Lost & Found
  • Released: 2017
  • Label: ad21
Unity
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: Dronarivm
InTRO remastered & expanded
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: ad21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruno Sanfilippo - Biography, Albums, Streaming Links - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music". www.lifem.org.uk.
  3. ^ a b "BRUNO SANFILIPPO - interview by Peek-A-Boo magazine". www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be.
  4. ^ a b "ABOUT - Bruno Sanfilippo . Composer . Minimalist piano".
  5. ^ "Ad21". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Live Concerts, by Bruno Sanfilippo". Bruno Sanfilippo.
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ "A Guide to Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" SamplesDrake "Started From The Bottom" (2013)". Complex.

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