In this project I have created an original composition for Silvia’s artistic video that has been shown in her paintings exhibition “Into the Canvas”, in Florence. Images and music merge into each other and create a hanging by a thread atmosfere.
This exhibition has been curated by Francesco Cavallo (designer and director of “Cellai Boutique Hotel”, Florence) and Cristina Viti (event organiser)
The Author: “Cannibals” is a reflection on human condition, life and death. I remember writing the lyrics when I was 13. I didn’t want to talk about anything important, I was just jotting down some thoughts that were coming to my mind in that moment. I was fascinated by the idea we were part of someone’s dream, or part of a game, like pawns on a giant chessboard, but I felt I was circling around something, a concept, without really hitting the centre. When 10 years later, I was at the piano, and I started playing this 8-chords turnaround, those old thoughts came back to me and I started singing. It’s like an eternal loop, sounds return, words return, changing positions but always there, like me circling around a concept, like a carousel moving slow and fast, fast and slow, like our lives.
The Arranger: I will say only this: “Cannibals” can capture you and carry you in its own world.
Has I said in the 2010-2012 album presentation the collaboration between me and Marco is not ended. In these years our work together has evolved and the songs that has came out show it. We had experimented and searched for new sounds combination.
I thought a lot about what I would write to comment this album. My first album with lyrics. I wrote a lot and than I realized that there were only two themes in these songs: accepting myself for what I am and accepting others for what they are. This is the interpretation on which someone should read the lyrics.
This album is a collection of my original piano works. The funny thing is that i didn’t think that i was making an album. I just used to sit at my piano and play. I started it when i was 11 and i finished it at 20. It took me almost 10 years to, i would say, condense and smooth all those years experiences in my music.