DIRECTIONS is a project that took shape in 2020, inspired by the idea of “change” as the impulse and beating heart of creativity. DIRECTIONS expresses a personal vision of the link that inevitably binds past and present: the constant yearning for change that leads us to discover new realities and new dimensions and that at the same time binds us with a stronger interest in what has been.
To represent this bond I have attempted to trace a path that would lead the music to follow different directions between traditional and non-traditional forms, creating alternation between the compositions and at the same time different spaces within which allow the band to reach a level of freedom to play without constraints. During the whole process, the sound of the quartet with piano and sax accompanied me constantly, so I decided to use the traditional line up of acoustic quartet.
With not a few difficulties, due the pandemic period, I tried to put the band together. Although I found myself working with musicians that I didn’t really know very closely, I was lucky to find in the band a great sensibility and an extraordinary ability to internalize the compositions. Everyone managed to give their own contribution, enriching the music with the personal experiences of each, for this I am infinitely grateful to them.