Höstsonaten + Fabbrica dell’assoluto (Italy)
15:00 - 18:00
Höstsonaten is a Zuffanti/Scherani project.
After founding Finisterre, contributing as a major composer to the their best works, writing and recording the complex and very welcomed “Merlin – The Rock Opera”, Fabio Zuffanti gives new life to the Hostsonaten project. This band is an ‘open’ group named after a very famous movie by Ingmar Bergman. Even if the most of the musicians he got around for the five CDs recorded under this cinema related name are the same, everything apart from Fabio can change. Hostsonaten represents Fabio’s deepest love for symphonic progressive rock.
Höstsonaten comes for the first time to the Netherlands as a live band. The project exists since 1996 (many italian musicians played in the project) but only in the last 2 years it becames a live band.
Luca Scherani (tastiere)
Fabio Zuffanti (bass pedal, chitarra, percussioni)
Paolo “Paolo” Tixi (batteria)
Marcella Arganese (chitarre)
Daniele Sollo (basso)
Joanne Roan (flauto)
La Fabbrica dell’Assoluto
Originated from Rome in 2007, where Daniele Sopranzi (guitar), Michele Ricciardi (drums) and Marco Piloni (bass) performed in `Effetto Progressivo’ playing covers of classic Italian prog pieces. A chance meeting in 2012 by Michele with Daniele Fuligni (keyboards) led to him joining the band, and soon after Claudio Cassio on vocals proved the essential final addition to the group. They began to record the material that would make up their debut on October 10th, 2014, and a year later, “1984 – L’Ultimo Uomo d’Europa” was released on Black Widow Records.
Inspired by George Orwell’s bleak `1984′ novel, “1984: L’Ultimo Uomo d’Europa” (“1984: The Last Man in Europe”) explodes with dark symphonic atmospheres and wild energetic outbursts with a welcome dirty production by way of a battery of vintage keyboards, buzzsaw-like guitars and passionate ravishing vocals. Sounding very much like the second coming of BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO, IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO and BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO with a dash of CERVELLO, it makes a huge musical statement in the same way that modern debut albums like `La Crudelta di Aprile’ by the youthful UNREAL CITY and `In Hoc Signo’ by INGRANNAGI DELLA VALLE did in recent years, and it’s the absolute standout R.P.I/Italian prog release of 2015, perhaps already a true modern classic by those lucky to have discovered it.