BEFORE AND AFTER
Since 2015 Flavio resides and performs regularly in Brussels. He travels back to Italy to join projects like Burnogualà Large Vocal Ensemble directed by Maria Pia de Vito – a research community that he joined during the Conservatory years in Rome – with which he recorded the album “Moresche e altre Invenzioni” in 2017, published by Auditorium Parco della Musica. With Burnogualà he performed in important festivals (Ravello Jazz Festival 2016, Rumori dall’Isola 2015/2017 and Suoni delle Dolomiti 2018) a repertoire of original inventive arrangements of the Orlando di Lasso 16th century’s moresche and villanelle.
The year 2018 marked Flavio’s winning the Dinant Young Jazz Talents Competition with a quintet project named “Songs Between Two Lands” and the recording of his debut album entitled “Nascente”.Recorded in Italy, together with Alessandro Gwis on piano, Hélène Duret on clarinets, Fil Caporali on doublebass and Javier Girotto on soprano sax, “Nascente” contains compositions that Flavio inventively wrote over the previous three years combined with inspired arrangements of Brazilian composers such as Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascimento and Guinga.
“Nascente means a lot to me. It’s a new beginning and a culmination of a creative process over the last years. I like to think of it as a heavenly space where different pathways of our lives fade in together: this dimension allows us to feel part of the same source” says Flavio.
What’s noteworthy about Nascente is the predilection for an acoustic chamber-music atmosphere where the voice and the other instruments are in a constant dialogue, exploring the intriguing combinations of a drum-less format. He defines songs as “Preghiera Libera” and “I Colori dell’Alba”, “little universes, where the Italian lyrics suggest me where the music would go.The marriage between lyrics and music has been brilliantly caught by the other musicians who made it truly complete.”