Remo Anzovino: the composer
The composer Remo Anzovino was born in 1976 and he has Neapolitan origins; he is currently considered one of the most influential composers and pianists in the Italian music scene. His style is the result of a long experience composing for the theatre, advertising (for brands such as Alitalia, Bulgari and New Holland) and for the cinema. Among the many music titles of the silent pictures he played with orchestra and piano solo, there are a lot of masterpieces movies such as “Metropolis” (Fritz Lang, 1927), “Nanook of the North: A Story of Life and Love in the Actual Arctic” (R.J. Flaherty, 1922), “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari” (R. Wiene, 1920), “Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens” (F.W. Murnau, 1922), “The Cameraman” (B. Keaton, 1928), “Tagebuch einer Verlorenen” (G.W. Pabst, 1929).
His music is always inspired by film and visual media, whether that is celebrating Pasolini, writing a complete soundtrack for “Fight For Freedom”, a recent film about Muhammad Ali, or “To duration – A tribute to Peter Handke” in 2017; and more creating the original soundtracks for “Hitler versus Picasso and The Others: The Nazi Obsession for Art and Van Gogh, of wheat fields and clouded skies”, two art movies released in April and May 2018 in over than 50 countries. In the latest soundtrack composed for “The Water Lilies by Monet, The Magic of Water and Light” the score mixes electronic and symphonic elements, making the female voice a metaphor for water lilies. At the beginning of 2019 Sony Masterworks published worldwide the three related albums from the movies soundtracks composed for great art at cinema.
Besides to the soundtracks, he released 1 live album and 5 studio albums: the latest is “Nocturne” (Sony Music) and it has been recorded between Tokyo (JVC Victor Studio), London (Abbey Road), Paris (Les Studios Saint Germain) and New York (Brooklyn Recording) and it is modern and incisive. The “Nocturne” recordings were attended by the London Session Orchestra, the Chinese violin Masatsugu Shinozaki, the first violinist of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Armenian Vardan Grygorian, considered among the best world performers of duduk and the French Nadia Ratsimandresy, one of the most virtuous performers to the world of ondes martenot and Gianfranco Grisi, inventor of his crystallonium and unsurpassable in the art of playing glass.“In my opinion, writing a soundtrack is always a journey. And if the images and the story have the ability and the power to make me excited, it’s almost always a journey inside myself.” – (Remo Anzovino)