I was born in Locarno, Switzerland, on May 18 1992.
Only child of a filmmaker/cameraman/mountaineer and a former kindergarten teacher, I spent most of my childhood in the mountains, with very few friends of my age.
In a love-hate relationship with solitude, I started to develop a lot of passions, among which cinema, photography, computer graphics, science, mountain sports, and most of all, singing.
I decided I wanted to be a musician at the age of 13, when I first heard Jon Lord, the organist from Deep Purple. I immediately knew that my instrument would be the Hammond organ.
And that was it, until I discovered the blues, the 60s psychedelic rock and the 70s experimental electronic music, and fell in love with guitars, electric piano and synthesizers too.
After high school, I started to train as camera operator and graduated as sound technician.
My first real job was on a documentary by father, Fulvio Mariani, in the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. There, my inspiration was catalyzed by the majestic, desert environment, and when I got back home I had lots of ideas which I then developed into songs for my debut album.
I produced ALLUVISION in 2015 at La Sauna Recording Studio (Varese, Italy) with drummer Dario Pedrazzi and sound engineer Andrea Cajelli, a wonderful man who really boosted my excitement and love for studio work but sadly passed away shortly after.
Between 2014 and 2017 I composed the soundtrack for the documentaries The Silk Snow: Afghan Winter, The Silk Snow: To The Origins Of Skiing, Orbayu, SOS Bavaria and for the Swiss TV series Sottosopra.
I collected the best tracks from these works on an album, and played them during a unique show with my band in December 2017, while the films were projected in sync.
In January 2018 I released one of my earliest compositions, Mr Sorrow, a song that I had written in Berlin 5 years before while I was going through an emotionally bad phase. It's a quite minimalistic single that reflects my strong desire to get rid of the permanent sadness I was experiencing at that time.
LIST OF WORKS
Mr Sorrow (single)
Soundtracks 2014 - 2017
Volemia - In Fuga (music video)
ALLUVISION (all music videos)
Storia di Un Casco
Gotthard – One Life One Soul
To The Origins Of Skiing
Storia di Un Casco
Caucaso, tra due mari con un paio di sci
Backing vocals, drum machine, keyboards, synth bass, drum pad, sound effects.
2016 - in activity.
2015 - in activity.
Other musicians who collaborated with me over the years:
Francesco Martire - bassist and upright bassist for the ALLUVISION tour (2016-2017)
Olivier Mucchiut - drum machine and synthesizer in the studio while creating ALLUVISION and the soundtrack for "Orbayu".
Anya Della Toffola - photography, help with the merchandising.
Jacopo Giulini - video art director and actor, co-lyricist.
Fabio Laghi - video cowriter.
Jason Pagnamenta - production consultant.