Bruno Dorella

Bruno Dorella is an eclectic musician. He currently plays with the band Bachi Da Pietra, with the atypical Byzantium Experimental Orchestra directed by him, under the solo alias Jack Cannon, with the noise rock band OvO well known all over the world, with the post-rock band Ronin led by him, with the famous electronic band Sigillum S, with the avant-ambient duo Tiresia and with the cinematic GDG Modern Trio. "Concerto per chitarra solitaria", out on 8 March 2019 for Bronson Recordings, is the first record under his own name in over twenty years of career.

I have always been told that my way of playing guitar evokes the sea. Not the fire, not the air, not the earth. But the sea. Born also under the sign of Pisces, I can see myself in this description. I’ve always been very attracted by disaster, failure, defeat, the epic of the loser. So shipwreck is an aquatic transposition of this kind of speech”.

Published by Bronson Recordings, Bronson Produzioni label, Concerto per chitarra solitaria (dove un viaggio in acque placide diventa naufragio), the first album released by Bruno Dorella under his own name, is the result of a live set commisioned by Ravenna Festival in June 2018. And it’s another bet –  won, obviously – in more than twenty years of career, in which Dorella has collected an impressive number of live performances and many experiences, such as musician and producer, from rock to post-rock, from instrumental to experimental music and so on. The story goes from the first steps with Wolfango to the important activity with his main bands, Ronin and OvO (currently at work on their new studio records), until the entry in Bachi da Pietra alongside Giovanni Succi, the direction of the Byzantium Experimental Orchestra, the individual alter ego Jack Cannon (debuting with the eclectic 1:4”/XLR in 2017), the collaboration with Sigillum S and the recent adventures with Tiresia (with Stefano Ghittoni) and GDG Modern Trio (with Ghittoni and Francesco Giampaoli).

This is a remarkable story from many points of view, to which is now added the missing piece of Concerto per chitarra solitaria, a record/vessel conducted withouth any pseudonum or safety net, in complete solitude and in a simple take, with the rudder – firmly in the hands – of a single guitar, to be precise a Japanese Fender Telecaster dating back to the 90s: “For years I have considered it the so-called ‘spare guitar’, but in this last period I played it for all my extra-Ronin guitar projects”. Concerto per chitarra solitaria is a unique flow that moves according to the times and resonances of the moment, based on a narrative structure that acts as a canvas to a clever mix of writing and improvisation. So, there is a subdivision into four parts, in an essential, exciting development, from the exploration of the seas to the inescapable shipwreck: Largo, Allegro con crepe, Adagio del naufragio and A fondo. The maritime imaginary is reflected by the cover designed by the tattoo artist Massimo Leonardi. The waves lull and push the listener much farther than we would have believed. Enjoy your surfing.

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