He is a classically trained musician and composer. He graduated from the Galvani Conservatory [Buenos Aires] with a degree in musical composition [piano] He lives in Barcelona since 2000.
His focus alternates between the exploration of minimalist piano concepts and electro-acoustic music.
He is obsessed with the search for new and unique qualities in music – the amazing, the magical and the deep. In dreams, there’s no imagined thing that’s too absurd, too strange, and Bruno Sanfilippo’s music comes from that inexhaustible and shameless source.
During the last years, he has made soundtracks for feature films. He has performed live & multimedia events at different stages and festivals of the world. Live performances usually consist of performing improvisations on piano solo, or + strings, or + electronic/laptop.
Sanfilippo’s CDs are available at Databloem, Stashed Goods, Norman Records, Denovali, Discogs, CDBaby, Amazon, p*dis and more…
He founded ad21, his personal platform/label for some of his titles.
2000 Suite Patagonia
2004 Indalo (Collab.)
2004 ad libitum
2005 Anthology Essence 91 04
2007 Piano Textures 1
2008 Ambessence piano & drones (Collab.)
2009 Piano Textures 2
2010 CROMO piano & drones (Collab.)
2011 Subliminal Pulse
2011 Bioma (Collab.)
2012 Impromptu EP
2012 Piano Texture found EP
2012 Piano Textures 3 and CD Box Set
2015 Inside Life
2015 Upon Contact Reworked
2016 The Poet
2016 Piano Textures 4
“Minimalist and modern classical piano music is a crowded genre nowadays, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. But for his restrained but emotionally engaging compositions, his perfect sound quality and combining the sound of the piano with more experimental electro-acoustics, Bruno Sanfilippo can stand the comparison with fellow contemporary classical composers like Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Harold Budd” AmbientBlog
About Piano Textures. Headphone Commute
… Simple and elegant, mesmerizing and haunting. I absolutely love turning up the volume, and letting
every hypnotic and melancholic note weep gently through the night. For the lovers of Max Richter, Eluvium, Rafael Anton Irisarri,
and Zbigniew Preisner. I highly recommended this gem!
… Had a listener’s only exposure to Bruno Sanfilippo come about through hearing his recent Hypnos recording Urbs, said listener would have identified him as an exceptionally refined sound-sculptor working in the electro-acoustic ambient field. But the classically trained Sanfilippo also issues minimalist piano recordings, of which Piano Textures 3 is a particularly impressive example. Textura.org
… Sanfilippo’s talent and mastery of the genre are on clear display with this release and I have no doubt that I will have to find room in my CD player for another one of his releases that I’ll be playing all year long. “Piano Textures 2” is a stunning collection of music that I whole heartedly recommend to existing fans of Sanfilippo’s work and to those who are looking for carefully crafted organic ambience.
Another great release from one of my favorite artists! Ping Things
… “Bruno Sanfilippo is a multi-talented artist, capable of crossing genre borders with ease.
On his two latest releases, Urbs and Piano Textures 3, he shows two very different compositional sides-and both are superb in their own right” Hypnagogue
“Sometimes they ask me if I am a piano player who ventures into electronic music, or an electronic musician who ventures into the piano.Motivated for this question, I will tell a brief story: The old Playel piano was waiting for me in my Buenos Aires home by the time I was born. During my childhood years I was never stay away from it. Unfortunately, I’ve lost part of one finger from my left hand when I was a teenager. This was an absurd domestic accident, and, as a consequence, I’ve stopped playing piano for several years.
That finger, even a little shorter than the rest, did not lose its sensitivity so later on I began study piano. My master use to tell me that I should not be worried, that Aleksandr Skriabin had his fingers short, and he still used to play the piano wonderfully…Years later, when I’ve finished my studies at the Conservatory, I felt frustrated I couldn’t buy a better piano to keep evolving. It was then, the early ‘90s, when I started studying electronic orchestration with Jorge Haro. Then I begin to releasing my first electronic-based albums.
On year 2000, and after the financial and social crisis in Argentina, I’ve had to emigrate to Spain along with my wife Ximena. We’ve arrived to Barcelona alone and almost with no money, but very excited to build a new life here. Since then I’ve been releasing some works, based on my electronic exploration, that I enjoy so much, no doubt about it. It’s been only a couple of years when I finally could get a Grand Piano, who is placed at the lower part of the house, and, once again, I cannot stay away from it.
I do love the sound of the piano just as much as I love electronic-based music. I know some times I can get some listeners confused by this, if I do, I’m so sorry. But, at the moment I will passionately explore both fields. Thank you for listening”. B.S. 2013
INTERVIEW Peek a boo Magazine 2015