Six years after the resounding success of the album "Nocturne", which has exceeded 17 million streams on Spotify alone, in conjunction with the release of the new extraordinary album of unreleased songs "Don't Forget to Fly" (Believe International) -the first completely piano solo- the Neapolitan composer and pianist returns to the limelight with a project that translates the dream and the need of human beings to fly into pure sound. "Don't Forget to Fly" is a real concept album, born as an act of love for the piano; conceived and composed in the dimension of a dream, it stands out for its lightness and brightness, through the thousand expressive and stylistic possibilities of the piano it turns into a dreamlike exploration of flight and the aerial dimension, in which the listener feels called to live the second life of Icarus. A second occasion, in which the Sun does not burn its wings but -surprisingly- welcomes it like a Great Mother. Recorded by the great ECM sound engineer Stefano Amerio in the Fiesole Theatre, "Don't Forget to Fly" is set exactly on Monte Ceceri in Fiesole, in the places where legend has it that Leonardo Da Vinci carried out his flight tests. Anzovino composes a modern suite in 12 movements, a fascinating and iridescent sound narration, where each piece is connected to the next, showing us one after the other the dynamic images of the discovery and experience of the "planet of the air". Through this metaphor, Anzovino invites the listener to look for the 'sky' in which to make their dreams and desires come to life, translating into sound the unattainable desire to fly; sound images of a dream that reveals itself as a powerful means of interpreting reality. Like a modern shaman, Remo takes us to a mind-blowing world of wonders where you swim in the air, discover that the sky is an immense meadow of flowers and lie down to rest in a hammock positioned between two clouds. The solo piano acquires the strength of an orchestra and makes us feel with a refined syncopation the beating of the heart and the desire that prevails over fear; he describes through a poignant mediterranean ballad the transient light of the moon, before it vanishes into the day; it nullifies the force of gravity allowing us to fly at high altitudes; he unleashes himself in the amazing tango of a tightrope walker; dance to the choreography of a flock of birds; It is the voice of a forest of trees adorning the sky. The originality of the melodies, the harmonic refinement, the ability to blend cultured and popular references make the music accessible and unpredictable, supported by an interpretation of great class and dynamism. In the live concert Remo Anzovino will propose the entire suite, transporting the audience into the dreamlike dimension of flight. In the second part of the concert, the Maestro will perform his best-known pieces, extracted from the albums and soundtracks that have brought him to the world's attention as one of the most original and influential composers and pianists on the contemporary instrumental scene.
Remo Anzovino is one of the most original and influential composers and pianists of contemporary instrumental music; Thanks to numerous film soundtracks of depth and personality, he has been able to reach and 'touch' a vast audience. His style is the result of a long experience in composing for cinema, theatre, advertising and as the author of important instrumental music albums, in a fusion of classical music, jazz and world music. Born in 1976 to Neapolitan parents, he was awarded the Nastro D'Argento in 2019 for his soundtracks – special mention Musica dell'Arte. As composer, through recording projects and film soundtracks, he has linked his name to characters, monuments and historical, artistic, literary and sporting events of universal value: Frida Kahlo, Napoleon Bonaparte, Elizabeth II, ancient Pompeii, Dante Alighieri, the Vajont disaster, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Muhammed Ali, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giacomo Leopardi's "L'infinito", the Nazi obsession with degenerate art, Buster Keaton, Galileo Galilei, Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Tina Modotti, the Co-Cathedral of Taranto designed by Gio Ponti. He boasts over 30 million streams on digital platforms in 180 countries around the world and has released 19 albums including studio albums and soundtracks; he is the author of the famous "9 ottobre 1963 - Suite for Vajont" chosen by the Vajont Foundation as an official piece in memory of the more than 2000 victims of the disaster. In 2020, UNESCO chose two of his pieces of music ("Igloo" and "Tempo Tempesta") for the #NoiSiamoOceano campaign. In 2023, his soundtrack accompanies the images of the documentary "Respiro di Inverno", made by the Italian Red Cross for the first year of the war in Ukraine. His music is used by important commercial brands for their advertising campaigns (Alitalia, Bulgari, New Holland Fiat) and by famous television programs ("Ulysses" by Alberto Angela, "Otto e Mezzo", "The Ten Commandments", "Ballarò"). Many and prestigious collaborations that Remo can boast: Franz Di Cioccio of PFM, Roy Paci, Lo Stato Sociale, Pappi Corsicato, Angele Dubeau, London Session Orchestra, Vardan Grigoryan, Masatsugu Shinozaki, Nadia Ratsimandresy, Giuliano Sangiorgi, Gino Paoli, Oliviero Toscani, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi, Enzo Gragnaniello, Tony Esposito, Danilo Rossi, Dino Pedriali, Lino Capolicchio, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Davide Toffolo, Simone Cristicchi, Taketo Gohara, Paolo Baldini, Vincenzo Vasi, Gabriele Mirabassi, Italian String Orchestra, Ruda Polyphonic Choir, Luisa Prandina, Gianfranco Grisi, Alessandro "Asso" Stefana, Lelio Luttazzi Foundation, Dj Aladyn, Dargen D'Amico, Roberto Dellera, Emanuela Audisio, Didi Gnocchi, Fabrizio Ferri, Gianmarco Tognazzi and Marco Goldin. Parallel to his recording career, he has developed an intense concert activity in Italy and around the world, establishing himself as an exceptional live performer. His latest studio album "Don't Forget to Fly" was released on May 12, 2023.