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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today? my story with music starts from afar and it is a path of my own and that I built myself: at my parents' house we did not listen to music, there were no such impulses, but from a very young age I approached those vibrations, in a completely casual and unconscious way. over the years I have come to know this vast universe; I can say that music is a generating source of information, curiosity, culture. everything I know, I have known through music which has also given me a strong discipline. I look at this path with great respect and I admire it if I look back; I owe everything to music and it is thanks to her that I live in states of grace and overcome adversity.
What do you like to do when you're not playing music and how does that influence your creativity? I really like walking, observing the flow of life, observing people in their daily movements: it's a bit taking some time for myself but always looking for details that can stimulate my curiosity. I try to be inspired by these small events, just as I love spending time in my house in the mountains, surrounded by nature and the echo of the river flowing in the valley.
How long has your band been around? In.Visible, my solo project, came to life in 2013, at the end of a journey with various bands that had by now exhausted its creative charge. since 2014, at the time of organizing my first tour, I created my first live lineup of In.Visible which, over the years, has undergone several changes. it is a little bit the essence of the project, even if for 3 years two great Italian musicians have been collaborating permanently with me: Daniele Catalucci and Gianluca Manini.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music? I live near Milan and it is a city that gives continuous sensations and I like to live it and get to know it. but I have lived in several big cities like Rome which always gives me a lot and is the place where I keep my best friends. I like the hustle and bustle of big cities and capture their character
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you. I wanted to play with the meaning of the words and how to compose and break it down. therefore in the term IN.VISIBLE we can find two distinct concepts: something that remains hidden and that tends to disappear, child of the concept of invisibility, and also something that is in the making and in transformation. the point between IN and VISIBLE is the center of his conceptuality and is the connecting point of my contradictions: human and artistic
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played. certainly one of the most beautiful experiences was playing at the synthetic snow festival in Moscow, with a great vibration created with the audience. the worst? well, I remember several concerts with zero audiences in my life: very difficult situation but that teaches you a lot.
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you haven't already? I'm not very attached to places in particular: I'm tied to people, to the osmosis that is created in that hour above and below the stage. I live for that kind of vibe, rather than locations.
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket? naturally In.Visible, at its best :-)
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band? the most important thing is to be curious and ready to always learn, from anyone, for better or for worse, and then compare yourself with other bands: play concerts together, exchange opinions and ways of understanding music. in this way, an emerging band can grow, along with a great dose of humility and respect.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be? be more aware of my abilities: perhaps, on some occasions, I would have been able to express myself better in the past, if I had been
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why? the next one, because I am projected towards the future and I always believe that the best is yet to come
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most? I think you have to take a show in its entirety and know how to tell the flows. there is no tracklist that is based exclusively on the goodness of the songs, but above all on how they fit into a sound journey and that's what I'm interested in creating
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music? the compositional process often arises from a distinct sound: a beat, a riff, an effect. I want to be very instinctive in creating and I don't limit myself to inserting elements that embellish a track: I was fascinated by the arrangement process as much as that related to songwriting. instinct, in fact, inspires me: skin, love, sex, perdition; but also the delicacy, the refinement. I like contrasting sensations and I want to express them freely.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music? Love, Peace, Sex, Devotion.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them? I'm the band: it's a good way not to disagree
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that's coming up? I'm working on some extra In.Visible productions and projects; at the same time I am preparing the songs for my next album, but first I think there will be some record releases as well as In.Visible and I think soon there will be some surprises about a new live experience.