TRAVELER’s SYMPHONY: Bridging musical worlds in search of a new personal aesthetic
The main purpose of this work was to realize a research of some musical elements typical of particular genres, aimed at discovering a new aesthetic and musical identity, through the writing of original pieces. This journey through the various musical styles has been conducted mainly following my personal musical and life influences, starting from Italy, the nation where I was born and which was the first to have influenced me musically and humanly, up to my last experience in Senegal and America. The main aim was to find and discover new sounds that can bring together totally different and apparently distant expressive worlds. My goal was to analyse and compose music with elements that mix European impressionistic music (Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin) with Italian Music (Puccini aria’s Opera Melody) with Mandingo music originating from Mali, Guinea and Senegal, through the lens of the jazz Harmonic tradition. Some of the compositions has been designed for a classical string quartet combined with a jazz quartet composed of piano, double bass, drums and guitar. A variety of research has been conducted in order to helped me expand my knowledge in the musical and artistic field.
Pignotti, Paride, "TRAVELER’s SYMPHONY: Bridging musical worlds in search of a new personal aesthetic" (2021). Global Jazz. 113.