YOUR ANXIETY OF HORIZON was born partly as a game, partly as a challenge.
Salvo Lazzara and Stefano Giannotti, two artists who are poles apart, but who share strong common interests in music and literature, meet between writing and improvisation, electronic landscapes and acoustic creations. They generate a series of stories which are a bit off key and not very reassuring, experiments with poetry and sound, almost micro-radio-dramas, between ambient and free jazz, singer-songwriter songs and cultured avant-garde.
An unpredictable work (even for the two authors themselves) from the first track, THE DAWN OF A ROSE is a sort of leitmotiv of the entire work.
- Salvo Lazzara: guitars, didgeridoo, percussion, programming
- Stefano Giannotti: voice, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, bells, piano, programming
- Luca Pietropaoli: trumpet on ***
- Marco Fagioli: trombone on ***
- Lucia Pera: voice on **
- Strings of the Sinfonia Music School of Lucca:
- Angela Landi, Sara Fanucci, Diana Gaci Scaletti, Nicoletta Olivati, Sofia Cesaretti, Gianluca Chelini, Andrea del Gratta: violins on *
- L'alba di una rosa (Lazzara - Giannotti)
- Onde di terra * (Giannotti-Lazzara)
- Rosalba (Lazzara - Giannotti)
- Celeste laguna ** (Giannotti - Lazzara)
- La vostra ansia di orizzonte (Lazzara - Giannotti)
- Dune d'acqua (Giannotti - Lazzara)
- Ma tu dov'eri? *** (Giannotti - Lazzara)
Salvo Lazzara, guitarist, bassist and composer, was a member of the progressive rock group Germinale, which was very active from the 1990s to 2006. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pisa, with a thesis on epistemology and the theory of complex systems. In 2007 he started the solo project Pensiero nomade, which has produced 5 CDs so far. His way of seeing musical research is based on a multicultural approach. Starting points surely include traditional and ethnic inspirations, a background that is acoustic but with strong electronic contamination (Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Fennesz), combined with ideas deriving from jazz rock (Oregon, Ralph Towner, Steve Tibbetts, Terje Rypdal).
Stefano Giannotti (1963), composer, guitarist, performer and video-maker. He holds a degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Lucca under the guidance of Pietro Rigacci. He also studied with and was the assistant of Alvin Curran. His repertory ranges from radio art to musical theatre, from chamber music to singer-songwriter songs. Landscape, life cycles, people’s voices, languages are some of the main themes his work deals with. Many of his works have been produced for and in collaboration with: RAI Radio 1, RAI Radio 3, Polskie Radio, Magyar Radio, O.R.F., Radio France Culture, Danish Radio, WDR Köln, SFB, Deutschland-Radio Berlin, Saarländicher Rundfunk, Südwestdeutsch Rundfunk, Australian Broadcasting Company, HRT, Sveriges Radio, VPR, etc.
Numerous international recognitions include: Prix Macrophon'91 (Wroclaw, Poland), Prix Ars Acustica International (WDR Köln 1994/95), DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm (1998/99), Karl-Sczuka-Preis 2002 and 2007 (SWR, Baden-Baden), 3rd Prize at the Grand Prix Nova of Bucharest (2014). He is the founder of the chamber ensemble OTEME – Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse (Observatory of Emerged Lands) with whom he published, for this label, the 2015 CD L'AGGUATO, l'ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO.