Matteo is an award-winning Italian composer and clarinet performer.
His works include music for commercials of important brands, like Ortoromi’s Insalarte, arrangments for renowned ensembles, such as the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, and scores commissioned by important organizations such as the Antonio Canova Museum and Gipsoteca.
In 2016 Matteo was awarded with the first prize at the 10th edition of the International composition contest "Lavagnino 2016" (jury headed by Academy Award-winning composer Luis Bacalov).
Since 2017 he has been working with Los Angeles-based composer Anthony Willis, known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Despicable Me 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story among others. Matteo was the lead orchestrator for Willis’s projects One Last Night, Seamus, Boat Boy, and recently the silent movie What Happened to Jones. Universal Pictures, who produced the movie in 1926 is about to release a restored version with a brand new score which has just been recorded.
"What would happen if one could listen to colors?"
Colors will be my first record, conceived as a research, my personal attempt to find an answer to that question.
The main inspiration behind this concept album is Wassily Kandinsky's color theory, on which he focused most of his pictorial studies, according to which every color is linked to both a sound and an emotion.
The idea came to my mind at a time when I felt a strong need to produce something new and to dedicate myself to a personal project, something to be told, something that could represent me.
The album will feature a hybryd score, where electronic sounds will meet the tone of a string ensemble, in a musical journey of experimentation and exploration.
More info coming soon!
"Cosa accadrebbe se potessimo ascoltare i colori?"
Colors sarà il mio primo progetto discografico, concepito come una ricerca, un mio personale tentativo di trovare una risposta a questa domanda.
La principale fonte di ispirazione per questo concept album è la teoria dei colori di Vasilij Kandinskij, sulla quale l'artista incentrò gran parte dei suoi studi pittorici, ovvero l'idea che ad ogni colore siano collegati, allo stesso tempo, un suono ed un'emozione.
L'idea è nata in un momento in cui sentivo forte la necessità di produrre qualcosa di nuovo e di dedicarmi ad un progetto personale, da raccontare e che mi raccontasse.
L'album sarà caratterizzato da sonorità ibride, dove musica elettronica incontrerà il timbro di un ensemble d’archi, in un percorso musicale di sperimentazione ed esplorazione.
A breve maggiori informazioni!