Gianluca Attanasio

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Cosimo Gianluca (John) Attanasio is a singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, screenwriter, film director, photographer and journalist.

Specializing in modern piano and composition at "Laboratorio musicale Walter Savelli" in Florence, Attanasio released several CD albums from 1989. These albums were published by several labels, including Italian "Aliante/Time music" label(Sergio Cammariere), Warner/Chappell Music and EMI music. During the following years he wrote music for dance television and short films, starting international collaborations with Mike Applebaum (Zucchero), Geoff Westley (Lucio Battisti, Riccardo Cocciante, Bee Gees), Renato Serio (Renato Zero), Susanne Hahn, Roberto Guarino (Samuele Bersani, Loredana Bertè), Kathleen Hagen (Mario Biondi), and Walter Savelli (Claudio Baglioni). In theatre he worked with international stage writers, poets and directors including Peter Colley, Ennio Coltorti, Francesco Giuffrè, Daniele Scattina, Carlo Giuffrè, Gianluca Ramazzotti, Beppe Costa. In 1998, with other Italian musicians, he opened Claudio Baglioni's concert in Olimpic Stadium of Rome. In 2005 Attanasio created and carried on a musical project "Harmonia" with Aldo and Roberto Gemma brothers and French actress Martin Brochard as a singer.

In 2007 Gianluca won the "Fondi La Pastora" theatre -Award (XXXIIIth edition) received in Rome. Best music for "AK-47", piece by Daniele Scattina and Claudio De Santis. "Last song" is his first short drama film, written by him and Katheen Hagen. He produced the CD Soul of the ocean with 24 soundtracks and My first secret, a solo piano CD containing "Serenata dal cuore", a song composed for Pope John Paul II's birthday, and performed in front of the Pope in the Sala Nervi (Vatican City). This pièce was played by the Alessandria Classical Orchestra conducted by Mr. Renato Serio. In 2012, Attanasio was invited At the Italian Cultural Institute by UCMF ( Union des Compositeurs de Musique de Film) of Paris [1] to give a masterclass on the relationship between music and images in the films, dance and theater. He worked for Italian National tabloids and international magazines including "Il Tempo", "Il Giornale", "Rocktar", "Metal Shock", "Private Photo Review", specializing in music and teatre criticism.

Discography[edit]

  • 1994: In fondo al blu (Warner/Chappell)
  • 1997: In questo universo (Aliante/Time music)
  • 1998: Balla con me (Aliante/Time music)
  • 2005: La vie continue. Martine Brochard as singer
  • 1999: Stasera sono spento (Aliante/Time music)
  • 2007 Soul of the ocean (Soundtracks) [2]
  • 2007: My first secret (piano solo album) [3]
  • 2010: "Sorry" (Rossodisera/EMI MUSIC) produced by Raffaele Festa Campanile Carmen Serra as singer [4]
  • 2010: "Scusa" (Italian version, Rossodisera/ EMI MUSIC) produced by Raffaele Festa Campanile Carmen Serra as Singer
  • 2010 "Colors of life", single
  • 2010 "Automne", single
  • 2010 "Time's memory"
  • 2010 "Last song. Sofia's promise"
  • 2012 "One day I'll be happy"
  • 2018 "Go fuck yourself" (single)
  • 2018 "Snow covered your scars" (single)
  • 2018 "Sky in the night" (album)
  • 2018 "Gianluca Attanasio Demos & Rarities" (album)
  • 2018 "Gianluca Attanasio Unplugged 2006. Italian Edition"(album)


Theatre and film director[edit]

  • 2003: "Posteggio o non posteggio, per i soldi è un gran magheggio". Teatro petrolini in Rome [5]
  • 2007: "La casa di nuvole, luoghi immaginari ma possibili. Forse una favola". Attanasio as composer, actor and pianist. [6]
  • 2010: "Last song: Sofia's promise" with Goffredo Maria Bruno [7], Riccardo Mei [8], Glenda Canino.
  • 2011: "Anche i cani hanno un'anima" video-interview with Franca Valeri
  • 2011: "One day I'll be happy". Short movie
  • 2012: "No regrets". Short movie [9]
  • 2012: "Rovine" Short movie [10]
  • 2012: "Le parfum de la vie" [11]. Short movie with Mauro Mascitti and Pino Piggianelli

Music for Theatre[edit]

Music for Dance[edit]

  • 2003: "Romeo e Giulietta". Choreography by Andrea Cagnetti. Teatro Vascello and Teatro Greco in Rome.
  • 2004: "Serenate from the heart". Choreography by Andrea Cagnetti. Vatican City [17]
  • 2004: "Il walzer della vita". Choreography by Andrea Cagnetti (Rome)
  • 2004: "Paisaje interno". Choreography by Paula Rosolen. Teatro Greco in Rome
  • 2004: "Skean Deep". Choreography by Andrea Cagnetti. Teatro Don Luigi Orione in Rome
  • 2004: "Merry Christmas Peter Pan". Choreography by Arsmovendi. Gran Teatro in Rome
  • 2006: "Colora una vita". Choreography by Arsmevendi. Teatro Greco in Rome [18]
  • 2012: Earth. Choereography by Andrea Cagnetti, Fran Spector Atkins
  • 2012: Night of the toys, Choereography by Spectordance [19]. Monterey, California

Film music[edit]

  • 2010 "Last song: Sofia's promise" Gianluca Attanasio on IMDb
  • 2010 "Drake diamond", produced and directed by Clyde Lucas [20] ( pre-production)
  • 2011 "One day I'll be happy" [21]
  • 2012 "Something to remember", directed by Ken Gregg [22]
  • 2012 "Rovine" [23]
  • 2012 "No regrets" [24]

Television spot[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • [29] review on "La lista di Schindler"
  • [30] Interview on Tgcom
  • [31] Interview on Musicalnews
  • [32] review
  • [33] Napoleon Museum
  • [34] reviews on "IL TEMPO" Tabloid
  • [35] Cineteca nazionale di Bologna [36]
  • [37] Interview
  • [38] Review
  • [39] article on "L’Union des Compositeurs de Musiques de Films" (U.C.M.F.)
  • [40] Interview on Starlightmusicchronicles.
  • [41] Guercino Rock Festival
  • [42] Album review