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- Livio Amato Music -

 
Livio Amato, dalla XXXI e XXXII edizione del Festival del Cinema di Azione e di Avventura di Valencia del 2010 e 2011 (CINEMA JOVE), dalla collaborazione con U.V.U. Student (UNIVERSITY of UTAH) e Swan Lake Awards (SL : MIMA 2011), propone musiche inedite finalizzate alla realizzazione di prodotti multimediali e, in genere: cortometraggi, film tv, filmati pubblicitari, film di animazione, rappresentazioni teatrali, presentazioni aziendali,  sonorizzazioni ambientali per mostre, manifestazioni, ecc.
 

A time lapse of the last scene of 'Prom Crash', a short by Neil Haitt. Produced by UVU students July 23, 2011. Music by Livio Amato.

The others

 

Lovely stopmotion on Musa, 3rd melody (from The Gate of Evermore, 2008)

 

First media production by Sarah Flint, 2009-2010, on Musa, 3rd melody (from The Gate of Evermore, 2008)

 

A beautiful animation on In your eyes (from Perception, 2011)

 
 

Sensitivity, Perception e The Priestess...

(Olofonia si ascolta in cuffia, con gli occhi chiusi)

 
 

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What they think about

"Dromerig muziek, maar deze keer niet geproduceerd door een synthesizer wel door een piano. Door de keuze van het instrument erg intiem klinkende songs, heel mooi en zuiver. Om op te zeggen en dan weg te dromen, de blik op oneindig... Onze inspiratie haalden wij deze week bij de top van de meest beluisterde songs van Jamendo, en dat wil dus zeggen dat je dit hele album volledig gratis kan downloaden."

"Livio has always been one of the standard bearers, for me, when it comes to beautifully composed music . . . His sounds are always carefully created with an ear to fulfilling the heartbeats and emotions of his listeners.  I think I've written some of my best poetry to his music, especially his piano compositions. His best tunes are new age styled, with a dreaminess factor which impresses the listener with visions and emotions . . . So . . . please listen to one of my favorite musicians . . . an artist with the capacity to paint watercolor dreams and fancies .  .  . in celestial arrays of angelic melodies . ..  Enjoy!"


Barbara Wolfsong

"All I have to post is a little love poem inspired by some special music by a special musician who's beloved at Jamendo, Livio Amato, for my special, and secret, love..."

Brenda Clews
"Composer/Pianist Livio Amato’s wonder-filled music is a beautiful blessing and discovery. His artistry is extraordinary and reflects a deeply sensitive soul with a profound artistic imagination. The visions he creates become aural paintings rich with imagery and memories.. allowing the listener to be swept away through emotional sound scapes. The melodies and arrangements are enchanting and introspective, haunting and innovative.. somewhere between melancholy and romanticism.. but always uniquely.. Livio Amato ♥ I highly recommend the music of this artist.. as well as his incredibly artful videos."

"And we round things out with some passionate, walking-the-sandswept-dunes-style piano music from Italy's Livio Amato. "Crepuscolo" and "Sogno agitato" will have you searching the horizons for that long-lost lover."



Elisabeth Fitterer @ Audiosurf Wiki 



A recent running topic on Charge Shot!!! lately has been the outdated catalogue of music genres.  As Jordan wrote a few weeks ago, many of the terms are obsolete, especially the ones less concerned with the music itself, like “indie” or “alternative.” 

This week we’ve got Sunspot, who straddle variations on mainstream rock, calling themselves the “Cheap Trick of geek-rock and Van Halen for nerds.”  Pretty ballsy comparisons there, guys.  They hail from Madison, Wisconsin, a beautiful town that doesn’t get nearly enough attention.  So good on you, Sunspot, for striving to raise Madison’s profile even just a tick. 

Providing a nice counterpoint to Sunspot’s alternative rock is the piano music of Italy’s Livio Amato.  I can’t read Italian at all, but if you do, you might enjoy his website

Enough stalling, let’s get to some rides.

You know that section of your now-shuttered record store labeled “Pop/Rock”?  It was chock full of albums filled with tracks that sounded like “Neanderthal.”  The bass line switches between a bouncy mainstream punk feel and a rumbling, monster-in-the-basement sound.  Sunspot has some metal aspirations – crunchy riffs abound – but they refuse to fully commit.  I imagine a band meeting where someone points to a framed Foo Fighters poster on the wall and tells the guitarist to ease up a bit.  To be honest, I didn’t have much time to consider the music, as I was incredibly distracted by the lyrics.  The opening lines, “Virtual murder, pixelated death/We can kill each other, with no regrets,” sound like a comment on violence in the Internet age.  The words don’t get much more sophisticated than that, however, and the prechorus line “Now I’m fucking my PC” just grates on me.  The ride is rather perfunctory, an afterthought to an afterthought of a song.

The first couple bars of melody in “No Place Like Home” call to mind traces of The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen A Face.”  It’s not one-to-one, but the notes he’s using as touchstones between phrases remind me so much of that chord progression.  I suppose invoking the Fab Four is rarely a bad idea, especially since here it’s preceded by a thumping bass that only would’ve made it on a Beatles record in a Ringo song.  The song’s about shedding your hometown like so many molted skins – a sentiment many can identify with as they start post-collegiate life.  The music and lyrics don’t quite live up to their promise, however, leveling out to become four minutes of completely inoffensive rock.  Toward the end, a few sweeping red curves spice up the ride.  Just don’t expect any epileptic fits on this one.  Those aiming for places on the leaderboard should definitely aim to nab the Butter Ninja bonus for collecting nearly all of the yellow blocks.  I didn’t see too many along the way, which should make that an easy addition to your score.

“Crepuscolo” is surprisingly vibrant for a piano-only track.  There’s plenty of traffic to slough through, even if it doesn’t always match up with Amato’s dexterous fingers.  Upon hearing the alternation of dense chords and spritely melody, I was instantly reminded of several titles from the indie game scene.  Specifically, I’m thinking of the opening music for Today I Dye, a touching little game by Daniel Benmergui.  The rising arpeggios connote an emotional buoyancy, someone’s rising feeling that they can surpass the obstacle before them.  Not a bad message for someone playing Audiosurf, trying to make it to the end of the track unscathed.  The traffic activity did confuse a few players, however.  Ko Tao points out, “Almost all of my other piano tracks are 2-digit traffic and straight uphill, no matter how intense the actual music is.”  The challenge here is a surprise, but a pleasant one.

Just like “Crepuscolo,” “Sogno Agitato” generates a high volume of traffic for a piano track.  The only other instruments are some light strings in the background, but they do little more than support the movement of the piano.  Shocked may not be the right word, but I did find it curious that there’s another piano piece out there called “Sogno Agitato,” by someone named Suzanne Ciani.  I couldn’t find anything linking the two, so it must simply be coincidence. Babelfish informs me, rather circuitously, that the title means something like “agitated dream.”  I definitely hear Amato invoking the journey of a dream: starting sweetly, adding turbulence, and then building hopeful suspense.  Surfinonbeatzzz believes it “sounds like a movie score.  In the first part somebody died and in the second part that somebody was born.”  Conversely, hellfaucet describes it as “sexy, suspenseful bathtime  music (in winter).”  I wonder what sexy, suspenseful bathtime music sounds like in spring.


Craig @ Charge Shot