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Bruno is a classically trained musician and composer who has been creating music for more than 20 years.
His focus alternates between the exploration of minimalist piano concepts and electro-acoustic music.
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February 10 2016


Here is a new HD Video of my performance at [F]luister, in Dordrecht, The Netherlands on 30 January.




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December 18 2015


Piano solo & prepared


I want to thank each and every one of you for your constant support. I also want to thank the listeners who contact me to share their experience, and those who write about my pitches, those who attend my concerts, those who hear my music in some way or another.
It's a real privilege for me to have you over the years, because along with the music, you gave me a chronic enthusiasm. Almost every morning I go to the studio to keep working on the projects I usually have, but as usual, when some are finished... others begin.
I have to admit that the common trait among artists, who have been able to sustain a career with the continued support of their listeners, is that we are blessed (or convicted) with a mixture of persistence, stubbornness and delirium.
Music is a work of magic, a transformative spiritual force, fly with it!


I'll be playing piano solo and prepared at FLUISTER FESTIVAL in Dordrecht, BIBELOT Netherlands · 30th Jan. 2016


Someone filmed part of my live performance at LIFEM Festival last November in London

 

 

Until 31th december! 20% OFF all items CD & digital on bandcamp

You can get my recordings in CD format at: Denovali · Norman Records · Stashed Goods
Also available digitally from: iTunes · Spotify


November 6 2015

I’ll play [Piano solo and prepared] at LIFEM [London International Festival of Exploratory Music] as part of the Minimalism Unwrapped this Saturday 7th Nov. 7:30pm
at @Kings Place · Hall One, 90 York Way, London

Wim Mertens +
Sylvain Chauveau +
Bruno Sanfilippo +
Greg Haines



 

 

Here is a new piano piece! For Ambientblog 10th Anniversary.
The full project this mix and all separate tracks in full length is available on AmbientBlog

The download version is almost 6 hour in length - the limited edition USB credit card (also features many bonus tracks) contains over 60 hours of immersive ambient music! USB release all remixed by Peter Van Cooten. Enjoy it.



September 16 2015


NEW INTERVIEW ·
Bruno talks with Peek-A-Boo Magazine [In English & Nederlandstalige]



Here is a compositional sketch for String Quartet. Work in progress...


 

Some of you may not know that my ad21 CD-Store is no longer working.

This way I have more time to work in my studio and prepare concerts. Therefore now you can get my recordings in CD format at: Denovali · Norman Records · Stashed Goods · Also available digitally from: iTunes | bandcamp | Spotify


Two news wonderful reviews of Upon Contact Reworked album by Scene Point Blank Magazine and by Cyclic Defrost



JUNE 10 2015

Suite Patagonia


Since it turned 15 years since its release, the album Suite Patagonia is available from today on Bandcamp and other platforms. Suite Patagonia was the last work composed in Buenos Aires before I finally moved to Barcelona in 2000.
'Dedicated to the incredible histories that harboured the lands of the Patagonia. The Cacique Sayhueque, the Patagonian Giant's myth, the admiration of the colonists before an unknown fauna, the contact between the native ones and Magellan's men, curious histories that touch with the magic and the fantasy, full with myths fed by old conquerors, scanners and adventurers. "The colourful autochthonous instrumentation with aboriginal songs, sounds of the southern fauna, the European vision of a time, of a place, of numberless histories and legends"

 

MAY 21 2015

UPON CONTACT REWORKED

UPON CONTACT REWORKED available NOW

Dear listeners, today is the official worldwide release of Upon Contact Reworked · CD & Digital
It is a collaborative work from Bruno Sanfilippo that features some of the most highly acclaimed artists from the electronic music scene including Francesco Giannico, Olan Mill, Leonardo Rosado, Jorge Haro, Quivion and
Hior Chronik
in which an original piece written for piano is re-envisioned by each artist.
A big thank to all the involved musicians in this project for your enthusiasm and dedication.
Thank you for listening, B.S.-

 

 

 



Anthem Review wrote: "Following on from his critically acclaimed album, Inside Life, Barcelona based musician and composer Bruno Sanfilippo has returned with a new collaborative album. Entitled Upon Contact Reworked, and due out on the 21st of May this year through his own ad21 label, the album is less about Sanfilippo’s own work, and more an expression of freedom of creativity. Enlisting the help of several noted musicians from the electronic scene, such as Francesco Giannico, Olan Mill, Leonardo Rosado, Jorge Haro, Quivion and Hior Chronik, the new album is an impressive look into the individuality of artistic impression. Beginning with Sanfilippo’s own hauntingly beautiful composition, ‘Upon Contact’, each subsequent song features a unique reworking of the melody, bringing about a series of cohesive, yet startlingly unique moments as each artist is left to interpret and change the song at without boundaries. Although each musician is working with the same canvas, there is such a wealth of talent on show that it becomes almost impossible to tire of the gentle melody. Every note sounds fresh and new, and you could easily mistake this collaborative project as being one cohesive view, and while it seems on the surface to lack the depth of ‘Inside Life’, it manages to reach stunning moments of fragile serenity.
The true wonder of ‘Upon Contact Reworked’ is in it’s building, pristine nature. Every second of the album has a wholly organic feel, with no distracting over-production or superfluous notes, just a simple, direct piano melody and an abundance of creativity"


April 2 2015


I recently posted on Bandcamp for free downloading some Live Concert recordings.
- Piano Improvisation Live at Insolit Music Forum · Barcelona · June 29 2007
- Live recording from Stalker Festival · Tallinn · Sept. 29 2012
[Tilman Ehrhorn, Bruno Sanfilippo, Marsen Jules]
- The end of the concert held at the Lumen Church · Antara Festival in London · June 8 2013



February 12 2015

 

Inside Life

 

INSIDE LIFE AVAILABLE NOW

 

I am glad to announce that the new album 'Inside Life' is available to you all since today. I have to admit that, as a musician, I feel something special every release day of a work. Maybe it's for the amount of time spent on the project, and naturally, for certain expectation on the feedback.
Although for me as a creator the cycle ends when I finish my work, and I wouldn't change anything, I feel that the real cycle is finally closed when my music reaches your ears ... thanks for listening.


"Inside Life immerses the listener into magnificently expressive modern classical realms, tranquilly minimal, yet exquisitely nuanced, abundantly poignant and delicately filigree, where stirringly pensive sadness is masterfully counterpointed with hauntingly embracing stillness, while intensely evocative ambient subtleties are deliberately permeated by yearning haze. A truly fabulous bravura performance by Bruno Sanfilippo and his guests!"
R. Gürtler


CD
available at Databloem | Stashed Goods | Norman Records | Denovali | Xavier Record | CDBaby
Also available digitally from: iTunes | bandcamp | Spotify



Two images (below) of sessions belonging to INSIDE LIFE. The microphones were located very close to the piano harp, also there is some electronic manipulation and a cello brilliantly played by Julián Kancepolski.

JuliánJulián & Bruno



December 23 2014


The music for my upcoming album Inside Life is finished, and now I am working with Andy Ruggia on some beautiful cover art. We hope to have this out in mid February.

You can listen now to Ad Libitum album from bandcamp This album has been analog re-mastered recently by
Ian Hawgood in Tokyo.
In addition we have added to Bandcamp the album InTRO


Ad Libitum · InTRO



Check out these new Artist Picks mixtapes, featuring songs selected by Bruno Sanfilippo. You can subscribe to them if you'd like here > Pianoscapes playlist · Modern Classical & more







May 15 2014

 

 

• ClarOscuro is here and now, and obviously I'm very happy presenting this new work. I've enjoyed every step of the process, both times in the studio next to the piano, and the choosing of names for each piece, or the artwork design, I think everything is finally in its place, or at least I've left it there...
For one reason or another, it's been a while since my last release, and that's why I thank all those who asked for new recordings, the first since I've moved to the mountains. There is no process practically in the sound of piano and strings, we have oriented good microphones and remained there until the last piece was recorded.
A reflection of my soul has been crystallized.
Thanks also to all those who have contributed to these recordings reach your ears. Much love to you, B.S.-

 

 



March 31 2014


INTERVIEW ·
Bruno talks about upcoming collaborations "One with Marsen Jules, and another with Alio Die"
And other fine things with
Tone Harvest!




December 23 2013


I am writing you from my studio, a place where time dissolves, where any sound is born from silence. I have had a very creative 2013. After my concerts in Prague, Bratislava and London, I mainly focused in studio works, some of them were my own, and some other collaborations and for third parties.

Onix II Studio


 

During the summer time I visited the Stefano Musso's (Alio Die) recording studio in Tuscany, Italy. In there we finished rounding up the concepts of our future collaboration, which started at the end of 2012 when I received him at my home studio here, near Barcelona. We will release this work soon, along with a short film made in my recording studio. Photo below.

 

Bruno and Stefano in Italy

 


I have contributed in a CD compilation [released through the Canadian Label Les Enregistrements Variables] with a piece for piano solo called "The movement of the grass II". Also participated Library Tapes, Machinefabriek,
Danny Norbury
, Ex Confusion, Évo Lüthi, Fjordne among others.



I have been working with Marsen Jules at my studio this past November [8 to15th 2013] We've really enjoyed the experience. We hope you will feel the same way listening the result of this memorable collaboration.


Marsen Jules and Bruno Sanfilippo



Out of Stock in this webSite. You can now order [last copies!] of Piano Textures Series through Stashed Goods

 

June 6 2013

Antara Festival in London @LUMEN CHURCH URC Bloomsbury. 88 Tavistock Place· WC1. The Antara Arts Festival is an all-day event (2-9pm) featuring musicians, poets, visual artists and guest speakers. Day passes £8.50 in advance/other passes at the door on the day.
This performance basically consist in presenting the structured improvisations from the Piano Textures series,
from Impromptu EP, one work for piano prepared, and from the incoming ClarOscuro album as well.

Antara Festival



The hip hop artist Drake contacted us in order to get authorization to use a fragment of one of my piano pieces for his new single "Started From The Bottom". This song has been nominated for a The GRAMMYs


Album Review [in english]

Bruno interviewed [in français]




Posted now my entire concert at Music Infinity Feb 2013 · Bvdub + Bruno Sanfilippo · Palác Akropolis Prague.




February 8 2013

Live in PRAGUE · BRATISLAVA [1-2 Feb. 2013] Bvdub + Bruno Sanfilippo

· More photos here · Videos here

 


Palác Akropolis · Prague · Czech Rep.

 


Atelier Babylon · Bratislava · Slovakia

 

 

 

A mini tour starting: Bvdub + Bruno Sanfilippo

Friday 1 February 2013 at 7:30pm Palác Akropolis Kubelíkova 1548/27 130 00 Prague · Czech Republic.

Saturday 2 February at 8:00pm Atelier babylon Námestie SNP14 / Kolárska3 811 06 Bratislava · Slovakia.
These performances basically consist in presenting the structured improvisations from the Piano Textures series, especially Piano Textures 2 & 3, from Impromptu EP, one work for piano prepared, and from the incoming "ClarOscuro" album as well. A few pieces will be completed with some electronic sounds/field recordings triggered from my laptop, but it could still be considered solo piano performances.





New short video · Bruno playing "Absenta" · a preview from the forthcoming album ClarOscuro





December 23 2012


This has been a great year for me, with many album releases: Urbs, Impromptu, Piano Texture found,
Piano Textures 3
y Piano Textures Box-Set

In the meantime, I remain making new music, from electronic sources, field recordings or simply on piano. The truth is that I don't have any preferences on this matter.
The next album will be called ClarOscuro. It will be mainly on solo piano works, plus some pieces with violoncello and violin. I will give further information about it on the next edition of this newsletter? Have a great festive season.



Bruno in his studio.




The British duo of Alex Smalley & Alex Lucas [aka Olan Mill] have recorded part of their brand new album "Half Seas Over" [Home Normal] here at my Recording Studio. Great people and even greater artists, we've shared a very enjoyable night. Photo below.

Olan Mill & Bruno Sanfilippo


 



Below (photo) The last september 29th 2012 in Tallinn · Estonia. Stalker Festival is a festival taking place in the city where Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky shot most of his illuminative "Stalker".
[Photo Rene Jakobson] See more photos
Here Oktaf Presents: Music Inspired by Harold Budd; Marsen Jules, Tilman Ehrhorn, Bruno Sanfilippo. Oktaf music is considering the possibility to release the audio of this concert soon. As well as some video of that concert

 


 

New short video in Onix II studio, Barcelona. Camera: Franco Fantini.

September 21 2012

 

Piano Textures 3 and Piano Textures CD Box Set is released through all good music shops today.


PIANO TEXTURES  3PIANO TEXTURES BOX SET

 


September 12 2012

It is so exciting to share this news with you!
Piano Textures 3 and Limited Edition signed and numbered Collector's Piano Textures CD BOX SET
Out on september 21th

 

Piano Textures 3 and Piano Textures BOX SET



July 15 2012

Piano Texture Found album EP OUT ON LAVERNA NET LABEL JULY 15 - IN FREE DOWNLOAD!
Contains three recent recordings performed in my studio.
On this EP first track, the piano shares a radio interference and overtones electronically generated, which last until the end of the piece. The second recording of almost twelve minutes is an improvisation estructured on a key that it could sound familiar, since it was used on recordings that belong to other different albums. Even so, this version, "Solitario", evidently is more calm and spaced than the other ones. "Aquarelle sur bois" is a recording with no processing whatsoever. The track was taken out of a video clip filmed by Georgie Uris.

PIANO TEXTURE FOUND EP

 

 


June 8 2012

Finally available digitally Bruno Sanfilippo's first EP IMPROMPTU.

"I've been recording several piano improvisations over the last few months. Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k.

One of those sessions was filmed by Franco Fantini. See below.

Available digitally from: iTunes Amazon.com .co.uk .de .fr .jp CDBaby Bandcamp
 

 

 



 

May 11 2012

Urbs CD available now! released by Hypnos Recordings today

"The title Urbs derives from the prominent incorporation urban sound environments, recorded by Sanfilippo in urban environments such as train stations, streets, bars and other public areas to explore the boundaries between the textural sounds which surround all of us day to day, and the nature of composed sound art such as music. These "real world" sound textures merge with more traditional electronics such as synthesizers and samplers, leaving no doubt as to the composed and "intentional" nature of these soundscapes.
Gentle and evocative, subtly textural and transporting, Urbs is something we genuinely expect to become a long-term favorite among Hypnos releases." ... Hypnos-

This work is presented in a digipak CD. Click here for more information



February 22 2012

In my studio with Alio Die (Stefano Musso)