Is this the beginning of an ambient album?
This is an experimental piece I wrote and sang in 2022.
Special thanks to my dear friend Frank Polucci for layering his voice on top of mine. I believe it adds a sparkling shine that makes the whole atmosphere more ethereal.
I’ve created the video in Unreal Engine as part of the February 2023 Fellowship.
A triptych of collaborations with Alberto Gelpi, who is not only a very talented film and commercials director, but also a very dear friend.
You can find more about our lifelong partnership in the Pixel Art section of this website.
Music from the original Soundtrack of Piglady, an Adam Ray Fair film, inspired by real events.
Music composed and arranged by Marco Genovesi for Preacher’s Boys productions.
10 January 2019
THIS IS A SHORT ALBUM OF EXTREMELY DISTURBING MUSIC I’VE TAILOR-MADE FOR THIS HORROR FILM. THE GOAL OF SUCH SOUNDTRACKS IS TO CONVEY CHALLENGING EMOTIONS, MAKING THE EXPERIENCE SCARY AND MEMORABLE, WHICH SOME PEOPLE FIND FUN. PLEASE DON’T LISTEN TO IT IF YOU ARE NOT IN A VERY STABLE MENTAL STATE, OR IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT TYPE OF SONIC JOURNEY. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING AND HAVE FUN!
Allison Road Original Soundtrack
22 February 2022
Allison Road OST
Recently my good friend, the incredibly clever and multi talented director Alex Popescu asked me to write the soundtrack for a short film entirely made in Unreal Engine 4 by an exceptional team of CG artists.
The film has won the Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge, a joint initiative of Epic Games and the Australian state and territory screen agencies.
The soundtrack has also been awarded a bronze medal at the “Global Music Awards“ competition in the category soundtrack film/television.
This is a short suite I wrote to present the main musical ideas I’ve used in the sound track.
The track is also available on Bandcamp
As We Drift in the Dark Expanse
Back in 2019 my good friend Marco “Caplaz” Capellazzi – which is not only a great musician, but also an oustanding visual artist – and I joined forces to write the closing piece to his experimental album: “Fatberg”.
A few months earlier, he asked me to compose a short track that could conjure the cosmos, starting from a riff that he wrote for another piece named “Cosmic Modesty“.
Despite this starting point, he wanted something completely different from anything he had written for the album. So, I reinterpreted and performed the short phrase with two harps and I built up some tension with an increasingly tick blend of the orchestra and voice, complemented with electronic sounds.
However, I felt that the piece couldn’t be complete without Caplaz performing on it. So, I’ve asked him to come to my studio and improvise a few lines with my guitar, which I’ve then processed and mixed with everything else.
The aim of this game was to feel free and experiment as only two teenagers could…So, during the session we gave ourselves the fictitious names of John and Jack…and we pretended to be 16 years old.
I rarely had more fun and I can’t wait to do it again!
During the summer of 2018 my good friend and composer extraordinaire Fabio Acri asked me to collaborate on the soundtrack of this intriguing short movie.
We ended up splitting the work into two halves, where I took care of the first part and he composed the second one.
It’s been such a good fun, and we’ve also been short listed for the …ahem…”Carnage” (!!!) award at the “Diabolical Horror Film Festival” for best original soundtrack.
The film has won a number of other awards on multiple festivals.
As a self-thought musician, I never developed any confidence in my technical skills, especially when it’s down to playing instruments. In recent times, I’ve decided to record myself with the phone camera as a means to check my limits and get a better understanding of how to improve. As part of this experiment, I’ve decided to polish and share a few of those snippets, some of which I’ve edited and expanded into fully arranged pieces.
If you want to hear more of those improvisations you can find them here.
What do you think?
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Apr 2015 : Allison Road is a first person survival horror game developed by a few highly passionate individuals, who are living in all corners of the globe and are working under one single umbrella named Lilith Ltd.
I have been lucky enough to jump on the project on a very early stage and this gave me an opportunity to follow the creative process from the very beginning, exploring many different musical ideas as the story was growing and evolving. Hopefully, I’ll be able to contribute to this amazing game conveying the right depth and atmosphere through my music.