🇮🇹Una MERAVIGLIOSA recensione di Synolon (Workin’ Label) fatta dall’attenta penna di Matteo Tangolo !
🇪🇺A WONDERFUL review of Synolon (Workin’ Label ) made by the attentive pen of Matteo Tangolo !
WORKIN’ LABEL // LISTEN TO SYNOLON
🇬🇧 Friday 25 March sees the release of “Synolon”, the new recording project by two acclaimed musicians and composers from Puglia, Gabriele di Franco and Francesco Negro, which will be published in the Jazz & Contemporary catalogue of the Workin’ Label label and distributed by I.R.D. International Records Distribution.
At a time when the languages of music are becoming confused, the two musicians have created “Synolon”, which from the Greek σύνολον, means “everything”. A project that unites the musical worlds they love: songs, free impro, classical music and jazz, and with which they have succeeded in representing their different souls. The album contains nine original compositions, with the exception of Ambrogio Sparagna’s “Sogna o fiore mio”, with an original arrangement by the duo.
Sophisticated acoustic sounds mingle with electronic and modern sounds; jazz/folk accompaniments lead to moments of pure improvisation.
The titles of the tracks are largely inspired by the natural elements, Air, Water, Earth; Nebbiolina and Oltre are two instant compositions with which the musicians questioned the difference between composing and improvising. To compose you have all the time in the world at your disposal, to improvise, on the other hand, you photograph a specific instant in a journey through the unknown, a photo of what has been and will never be repeated twice in the same way.
The release of the album will be followed by the video clip of the opening track ‘Acqua’ made by Studio Sciolto, which is due for release on 1 April.
Venerdì 25 marzo esce “Synolon”, il nuovo progetto discografico di due apprezzati musicisti e compositori pugliesi, Gabriele di Franco e Francesco Negro, che sarà pubblicato nel catalogo Jazz & Contemporary dell’etichetta Workin’ Label e distribuito da I.R.D. International Records Distribution.
In un momento in cui i linguaggi della musica si confondono, i due musicisti creano “Synolon”, che dal greco σύνολον, significa «tutto». Un progetto che unisce, appunto, i mondi musicali che amano: le songs, la free impro, la musica classica e il jazz e con il quale sono riusciti a rappresentare le loro diverse anime. L’album contiene 9 composizioni originali, ad eccezione di “Sogna o fiore mio” di Ambrogio Sparagna, proposta in un arrangiamento originale del duo.
Ricercate sonorità acustiche che si confondono ai suoni elettronici e moderni; accompagnamenti jazz/folk che sfociano in momenti di improvvisazione pura.
I titoli delle tracce sono in gran parte ispirati dagli elementi naturali, Aria, Acqua, Terra; Nebbiolina e Oltre sono due composizioni istantanee con le quali i musicisti si sono interrogati sulla differenza fra comporre e improvvisare. Per comporre si ha tutto il tempo del mondo a disposizione, per improvvisare, invece, si fotografa uno specifico istante in un viaggio attraverso l’ignoto, una foto di ciò che è stato e che non si ripeterà mai due volte nello stesso modo.
L’uscita del disco sarà seguita dal videoclip della traccia di apertura “Acqua” realizzato da Studio Sciolto, la cui pubblicazione è attesa il 1° aprile.
Finally the video of INHALE is out.
Premiered by SJO/CGN at Subway Club on December 8th 2021 as part of the European Composers project.
Check it out on you tube and on instagram is also available a small explanation of the idea behind.
Subway Jazz Orchestra | European Composers
Concert and live recording at Club Subway on December 8th 2021
“Inspira (Inhale)” composed by Gabriele di Franco
commissioned by the Subway Jazz Orchestra, Cologne
Philip Czarnecki (git)
Felix Hauptmann (p)
David Andres (b)
Thomas Sauerborn (dr)
Stefan Karl Schmid
Recorded & Mixed by Julian Speyer
Filmed by Cologne Custom Studios
Supported by Land NRW & Rheinenergie Stiftung Kultur
I’m glad to announce that I was selected s part of the project EUROPEAN COMPOSERS promoted by Subway Jazz Orchestra of Cologne.
The big band selected five young composers from all over Europe who have composed new works especially for Subway Jazz Orchestra and will be giving their world premieres on the 8th of december.
This was preceded by a Europe-wide call by the SJO for composers up to 35 years of age. From the 54 applications received, the collective selected five candidates who were awarded a commission to compose for the orchestra.
Congrats also to the other 4 selected composers:
Jorik Bergman (born 1996 in Leiden, The Netherlands) is a professional jazz flutist, composer and arranger living in Cologne. She enjoys writing for large jazz ensembles and is currently organising her next big project. On the side, she has her own jazz trio in which she plays the flute, is doing her Master’s degree in composition at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and is also a professional model. Her dream is to retire one day and build her own miniature golf course in the south of France.
Tobias Hoffmann (*1988) is a saxophonist, composer and arranger born in Germany and currently living in Vienna and Graz. Besides being the bandleader of his award-winning “Tobias Hoffmann Nonet”, he works as a sideman for various projects and bands. He is also currently working on the debut CD of his “Tobias Hoffmann Jazz Orchestra”, which will be released in 2022.
Bianca Rantala is a 22-year-old arranger, composer, pianist and big band conductor from Estonia. She is currently studying music production in Helsinki, Finland and works as a freelance musician. Rantala is the conductor of several Estonian big bands, including the Taltech Bigband, the GOMK Bigband and the New Wind Jazz Orchestra. She has composed and arranged for all kinds of ensembles, but especially for big bands, vocal groups, wind and string orchestras. In 2020 she won 1st place in the Baltic Big Band Composition Contest.
Born in 1992 in south-eastern Styria (Austria), singer, composer and pianist Ursula Reicher shows her great passion for music in her diverse work, moving in many musical styles. She completed her master’s degree in jazz composition and arranging with Ed Partyka at the Kunstuniversität Graz/Institut Jazz as well as studying music education at KUG Graz and German at KF-Uni in Graz. Her great love is her current main project ‘The Void-Quintet’, a special formation with which she released her debut album “Globular Cluster” in 2019 and was also awarded a Downbeat- Award for “Outstanding Performance” in 2019 and 2020. Ursula was also awarded a Downbeat Award for Outstanding Composition in 2020 and 2021.
Una nuova bellissima recensione per LULELA nella edizione di ottobre di quiSalento.
Un grazie speciale va a Matteo Tangolo che con attenzione e professionalità è sempre disposto ad ascoltare e leggere le mie produzioni.
I’m very happy to announce that the text of LULELA was awarded 2nd prize at International Award “Europa in versi e in prosa” 2021.
Among the works received in the PUBLISHED NARRATIVE section, the jury decided to proclaim OVERALL WINNER:
BARBATI GABRIELE, Ho immensamente voluto, Funambolo Edizioni
2° CLASSIFIED WITH EQUAL MERIT
di FRANCO GABRIELE, Lulela, lui, lei, l’altro, Albatros
SGARBI MARCELLO, Il bambino dell’aceto, Bookabook
3° CLASSIFIED WITH EQUAL MERIT
CICOGNETTI MAURIZIO, Replicante, Europa Edizioni
MALVOTTI ARMIDO, Internet non ci basta più, Helicon edizioni
SALVATORE ANTONELLA, L’Africa nel cuore, Albatros
The award ceremony will take place 23rd of October at La casa della poesia di Como, and the event will be also streamed.
The modalities of participation in the event will be announced on the website www.europainversi.org from the beginning of October.
Super happy to share another achievement for the text of LULELA (published by Albatros il Filo).
Lulela is finalist for the category PUBLISHED FICTION.
The jury of the International Award “Europa in versi e in prosa” 2021, having examined the numerous works competing in the various sections, has made an initial selection of the creations of greatest artistic merit, from which the finalists in each category, including the absolute winner, will be chosen.
I’m glad to announce that my composition Berlin got selected as a finalist at the XXII CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DI ARRANGIAMENTO E COMPOSIZIONE PER ORCHESTRA JAZZ.
The final will take place in Barga the 21st of August 2021.