with Sara Della Porta
I am so grateful for having met the exquisite singing of Sara Della Porta. In 2021 we created a brand new artistic duo whose repertoire explores contemporary music to the jazz music language. Our first release for Lumi Edizioni Musicali is Magnificat - a Cantata for Soprano and Piano, where through the inspiring biblical chant, we propose a sort of dissolution and recomposition of the lost spirituality in our contemporary society.
with Valeria Luccioni
Being friends for more than two decades, Valeria Luccioni and I keep sharing ideas and reflections on art and life, often finding ourselves collaborating across time on inter-artes projects, in many different formats. Starting from the exhibition/concert Animale musicale (Musical Animal, 2010), we’re about to release Il giardino di Orvidas (Orvidas Garden) a project consisting both in music scores and reproductions of Valeria’s visual art-works, which will be published by Lumi Edizioni Musicali in 2023.
with Elisabetta Sgarbi
I composed some of the tracks for the movie Extraliscio. Punk da Balera. Si ballerà, finché entra la luce dell’alba (Extraliscio. Ballroom punk. We’ll dance till dawn) presented at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Furthermore, with several concerts and performances since 2013, I have been a yearly part of "La Milanesiana" International Festival, which Elisabetta Sgarbi has created and been directing for more than twenty years.
with Ocean Vuong
Since 2018 I have been collaborating with the Vietnamese American poet and novelist Ocean Vuong on Vuong’s Eleven, a song cycle based on his poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds.
Inspired by Vuong’s experimentation with language, I felt that music could make his words and message even more powerful. For me, this work has also been an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ rights, which I feel strongly about as I belong to this community.
Commissioned by UCL, I composed three original scores so far and performed live on various occasions. The three soundtracks are for Guazzoni's silent movies Quo Vadis Agrippina and Cajus Julius Caesar, for whose execution I was also invited to Los Angeles by the University of California (UCLA).
I have been part of the band many times as a featuring in some of their live performances. In Extraliscio's latest released album È bello perdersi (It’s good to get lost, 2021) I played the instrumental version of Dolore by Secondo Casedei (Cd 2 - Track 7), which I re-arranged adding an original music contribution.
Since 2014 I have been playing in Poland many times, invited by the Italian Cultural Institute of Krakow and Warsaw. The first occasion was at the opening of the chamber season 2014-2015 of Krakow Philharmonic, and then again in 2018 at the Karol Szymanowski Museum (Villa Atma, Zakopane ).