I am playing since I was 12. I changed many genres and styles, but the real music development I ever dreamed for came in 2003, when I met the other guys and formed The Wimshurst's Machine.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1986, an heavy metal band. That was great. At that time I was still a HM guy... Then my favourite concerts were Marillion's, Peter Gabriel and Iron Maiden.
What gear do you use?
I mainly plays electronic stuff, such as Yahama WX5 and WX11 MIDI-synth, but also my collection of straight flutes (native american, irish, asian, recorders) and my saxophones (my favourite is baritone, but I play also tenor and a friend given me his old alto when he changed it for a newer one).
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Alan Parsons and Mike Oldfield, no doubts.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
The Wimshurst’s Machine is an award-winning 8-members italian chillout orchestra who play warm, environmental music. The Wimshurst’s Machine seamlessly cross from chillout to rock and can leap world borders landing in the Airport at runway progressive electronica. Their music is ideal for big-screen productions.
“Listening to the TWM you’d travel into a relaxing world of good music. TWM plays a mix of acoustic and electronic music, sometimes inspired by ancient or traditional tunes (Irish, indian or spanish), mixed with modern sounds, from chill-out to jazz, with a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments. The music of TWM is something that will make you dream. A dream you won’t forget.” (published TWM review)
The Wimshurst’s Machine is a steampunk project born by the music passion of each component and a mad idea, developed between friends and colleagues with little time to play together “in person”. Thanks to modern softwares and computers (as Propellerhead Reason, Apple Garage Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Sound Studio Pro and Apple Soundtrack), it has become possible to play together even when living apart, recording each track separated from the other bandmembers with modern “home made studios”, without loose also the more “common” way to make music: live jamming.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Alan Parsons. Mike Oldfield.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Smallest? Family. Larger? Do not remember, exactly. When I was young, with the big band I was playing in, back then, we had a live with 10thousand people, I am sure of it. Recently, well, I very seldom play live but on website we are more than 4million plays of our music.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Crises, Mike Oldfield.
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