Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs

Project location: Italy
Project start date: February 2009 - Project end date: March 2010
Project number: 2009-20
Beneficiary: Associazione culturale “Fai la tua Parte”

Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs
Claudio Pezzotta recording

Between March and May 2009 the 2 cds titled "Falsa Rosa", have been recorded, mixed and mastered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marcelo Costa and Claudio Pezzotta, the two artistic producers of the cds, have coordinated the whole recording session that took place from Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 20pm including holidays. The sessions stopped everyday one hour for lunch time at 14pm. Many musicians took part to the project. Sandy Muller's "Italian band" composed by Claudio Pezzotta itself, Emilio Merone, Guerino Rondolone and Mauro Colavecchi, started the work recording the songs' base. The band, excluding Claudio Pezzotta, spent 15 days in Rio de Janeiro especially for the project. Others musicians completed the band's work by adding their own art. Ivan Segreto (who traveled from Italy to Rio especially for the recording) and Vitor Ramil (who came from Pelotas, RS, Brazil) for instance, recorded their voice in a moving duet with Sandy Muller.



Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs
Strings recording with Jaques Morelenbaum
Jaques Morelenbaum wrote two splendid strings and clarinets arrangements and directed the 8 elements string orchestra and the clarinet quartet that executed them. Jaques also played his cello in two songs. Nico Gori (who traveled from Italy to Rio especially for the recording) played his clarinet in a traditional samba played by Bernardo Pinto e João Callado and played the bass clarinet in a song titled "solo cantare". João Carlos Coutinho played the piano on "Samba do grande amor" bringing the whole samba rhythm session to the piano board. Zé Nogueira played the saxophone on the tune "L'uomo del futuro". Marcelo Costa played many Brazilian traditional percussions. Sandy concluded the work singing 22 songs (the same 11 songs both in Portuguese and Italian version). The sound engineer that was in charge of recording the whole work was Alexandre Hang of the Estudio Drum, he prepared the rooms for the musicians, and also set the microphones, balance the audio and did all the edit work preparing the takes for the mixing step. The Estudio Drum is a professional recording studio that works mostly with acoustic groups. França, the musicians roadie, was in charge of taking care of the sessions needs such as assembilg the rented drum set, tuning the instruments or installing instruments such as the compressor rented for the work. This recording part took a little more than a month.
The second part of the work consisted in the mixing one. It took almost a whole month to be completed. The mixing happened in the Orbita Studio from Mondays to Saturdays from 12 am to 21pm, including holidays. The sound engineers in charge of the mixing were Carlos Trilha and Fernado Morello. Sandy Muller, Claudio Pezzotta and Marcelo Costa took part to the work by hearing, discussing and expressing their sound intention with Carlos and Fernando. Carlos and Fernando also mastered the cds, concluding the cds recording.
 
Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs

 Back in Italy, Sandy Muller and Claudio Pezzotta had many conversations with Mauro Petito, the photographer in charge of realizing the pictures for the project. They met several times and finally took the decision of shooting 11 photos each one of them representing one the 11 songs of the cds. They did not have the intention of being didactic but to create an image referring to the deep meaning of the lyrics of the 11 songs.
The pictures have been shot both in Rome and in the Italian region called Marche between July and August 2009.
Mauro Petito, after the shooting, worked the photos in post production making them a real work of art perfectly reflecting the deepest intentions of the music.

Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs

Guerino Rondolone recording

Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs

Mauro Colavecchi recording

Beyond the Culture Edge : Musical Project in Portuguese and Italian and Production of Two CD-ROMs

Sandy with Emlio Merone and Joao Carlos Coutinho

 

 


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