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|Johnny Lapio Sten Hostfalt|
AN ITALIAN-AMERICAN CREATIVE COLLABORATION LIVE IN CONCERT MARCH 1-8 2018 in NEW YORK CITY
|JOHNNY LAPIO BIOGRAPHY | A celebrated member of the new young Italian avantgarde generation with performance credits including Anthony Braxton, Markus Stockhausen, Mary Halvorsen, Taylor Ho Bynum and Giancarlo Schiaffini, award-winning trumpet player Johnny Lapio is currently appearing internationally both on record and live in concert, notably in a string of March 2018 New York City performances.
Johnny Lapio was born in Turin, 04.01.1980. He began studying the piano at age 8, with Daniela Manassi, Lino Mei, Daniele Longo, Riccardo Ruggieri, and consequently the trumpet with Franco Baudo, Fulvio Chiara, Emilio Soana, Luca Begonia. Living in Porta Palazzo, after classical music studies, he became passionate about world music, beginning to play, as well as the classical repertoire, also with musicians of Central-North African origin. This experience lead him to play ethnic festivals such as "Dances and flavors of the world" and "Sounds of Africa". Following the contest "Young talents of the Maritime Alps" he was enlisted in the Youth Jazz Orchestra that directed by Valerio Signetto then became the JCT Big Band stable orchestra of the Jazz Club of Turin.
In 2009 he then founded his own jazz group ARCOTE PROJECT that generated numerous projects related to writing, food, fashion, collaborating with artists and performers of various kinds. With this group he carried on well-known shows in Italy and France as "Women in Jazz". After meeting international pianist Riccardo Zegna he joined the Unit Line Orchestra, a musical project featuring various arched instruments straddling classical and jazz. Meanwhile via work at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where he remained for 7 years, alongside choreographers, directors and musicians, he learned the art of stage direction. Appearing with artists such as Maurice Bejart, Vittorio Borrelli, Lamberto Pugelli, Mirella Freni and a trip with Josè Carreras to Nice with the opera "Sly" as performer.
Despite the frequented professional environments, interest inherent in jazz and rock increased to the extent that it it ultimately replaced several historical Big Bands such as the Bansigu, Ambassadors Big Band, as festival and local requests for the sextet grew. In 2007, following the seminars at Siena Jazz, he approached the contemporary world and remained abducted by the workshops held by Giancarlo Schiaffini and Stefano Battaglia. From this moment on, a thorough study of contemporary art will begin, including in the field of painting, theater and the use of new technologies.
Academically he graduated from University of Turin in education sciences, Conservatory of L'Aquila in music therapy and globality of artistic languages), Conservatory of Cuneo in trumpet and jazz arrangement, Pontifical University in criminology and investigative psychology, Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia art therapy address painting, Anfas-Confiam in psychodynamic music therapy-piano instrument. As well as in acting and voice characterization at the ODS Theater and the Danilo Bruni Center D. And is also passionate about the use of music and sound in a music therapy suit applied to cases of social unease and disability. Since 2009 he began an intense activity as a composer, director, performer and obviously as a trumpet player in shows that involve the mixture between the arts. The shows range from jazz to historical 900, electro-acoustic music, and literature and dance.
There are numerous institutions, locations, festivals, European projects in which the trumpet player is involved as a performer, director and composer. To name a few: European Caravan Artist, Pact-Zollverein Essen, National Cinema Museum, Sandretto Rebaudengo Foundation, Castello di Rivoli Museum, Miur, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Piccolo Regio, Rai Auditorium, Film Commission, Lumiere Festival, Note e Sipari, Turin Jazz Festival, Festival of Contemporary Culture, Turin Film Festival, Moncalieri Jazz Festival, Merano Jazz Festival, SKY Art, SKY Cinema, Radio Rai 3, International Book Festival, Mantua Literature Festival and several Italian and foreign clubs.
He also began an intense activity as a teacher in "new performance languages", Music Therapy and Art Therapy, at Fine Arts Academies and High Music Research Centers such as the Academy of Fine Arts LABA of Brescia, of which he is also the Master's Coordinator in the of Brescia, Turin, Torbole and at the Department of Didactics and Music Research applied to the Neuroscience of Rome chaired by dr. As well as being a music therapist at the La Torre Polyclinic in Turin.
He also collaborates with musicians and artists linked to the world of art and contemporary music such as Sylavano Bussotti, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Carlo Actis Dato, Angelo Benedetti, Alex Castro (son of Fidel), Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giovanni Carlo Rocca. He publishes the album Porta Palace Collective, a project he is the creator of with music by Schiaffini, who is having excellent feedback especially from the French critic who defined as the new manifesto of the European avant-garde and was broadcast on Rai3 (Battiti program).
In 2009 he founded the Atelier of Contemporary and Therapeutic Arts AR.CO.TE onlus which is currently a reference center for performances, Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Turin Jazz Teaching. The following year he founded the experimental music research movement called New Collective Avangarde. He is currently working as a composer and musician in the reduction of the opera "Pianoforte con orchestra" by Sylvano Bussotti (the only work ever performed and published), he also has a collaboration with Nicholas Isherwood ( bass lyrical historian of the Steve Lecy group ) and the Italian Cemat. In jazz he currently plays in the JCT Big Band, Big Band Theory, Arcote Project, Porta Palace Collective, Soul Nassau and replaceswhere necessary.
There are numerous shows designed or composed of the music that led him to collaborate with the Museum of Cinema, Zenith, Film Commission, CPA of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, Video Community, Teatro Stabile, Zoobar, Teatri Erba - Esedra - Astra ... To cite a few titles of the work done with the aforementioned collaborations: "Could not display the page", "Gabbie", "Prometheus", "Beamage", "Anna and Maya", "Chitelofafare" and has directed several theatrical performances related to classical prose. He also sounded silent silent films for the celebration of 60 years of the National Museum of Cinema at the Cinema Massimo.
Despite the prevailing activity both as a trumpet player and music therapist, he has followed the Artistic Direction of various festivals and festivals since 2010, such as: Festival of Contemporary Culture, Aurora in Jazz, Beer & Jazz on Monday, Jazz & Food and the Torino Jazz Preview for threeyears. Festival and Liberation Day (April 25th). During the Torino Jazz Festival 2015 he played with Anthony Braxton and several musicians of hisorchestra such as the saxophonist Cris Jonas and Taylor Ho Bynum for the European premiere of the Sonic Genome at the Egyptian museum ( eight hours performance ) and for the world premiere of Regards, a work approved and supervised by Sylvano Bussotti himself (composer of contemporary music best known in the world), at the GAM in Turin. From the performative experience will be mounted a documentary film on the Sonic Genome transmitted in America, in which Johnny Lapio was interviewed.
The last week of August will also participate in an artist's residency at Zeri, a town in Liguria, won for the music section and in November will record two CDs of which the first with the international pianist Satoko Fujii and the American drummer Jimmy Weinstein, while the second, in collaboration with Sylvano Bussotti, with internationally renowned Italian musicians.
* PORTA PALACE COLLECTIVE
[ Rudi Records RRJ1024 / 2014 ]
* PORTA PALACE COLLECTIVE / NEUROPLASTIC GROOVE
[ Rudi Records RRJ1031 / 2016 ]
* PORTA PALACE COLLECTIVE + ROB MAZUREK-STONE
[ Rudi Records RRJ1036 / 2017 ]
* REGARDS music by Sylvano Bussotti
and Johnny Lapio / Bussettioperaballet [ 2015 ]
* CALENDARIO II music by Sylvano Bussotti
and Johnny Lapio / Bussettioperaballet [ 2017 ]
* THE HARSH SINNERS Johnny Lapio and
Marco Pizzini / Noodles Berlin [ 2016 ]
( selected ) PRESS / REVIEWS :
ALL ABOUT JAZZ ( USA )
ALL ABOUT JAZZ ( ITALY )
JAZZIT ( ITALY )
FREEJAZZBLOG.ORG ( USA )
SALT PEANUTS ( Norway )
JAZZCONVENTION ( ITALY )
ARTE e ARTI ( ITALY )
IL TORINESE ( ITALY )
SUN SHIP ( FRANCE )
IL MANIFESTO ( ITALY )
LA STAMPA Feb 2017 ( ITALY )
LA STAMPA Dec 2017 ( ITALY )
RAI RADIO 3 ( ITALY )
MAGAZZINOJAZZ ( ITALY )
RUDI RECORDS Neuroplastic Groove ( ITALY )
RUDI RECORDS Porta Palace ( ITALY )
Giovani talenti delle Alpi Marittime 2007
Residenza internazionale artistica Real presence
Premio Speciale di Presidenza 2009 AIL Roma
Movin up categoria music and performance 2015
( Mibact-Direzione generale dello spettacolo, Gai )
Residenza artistica Zeri 2016
Premio Speciale Movin up 2017
( Mibact-Direzione generale dello spettacolo,Gai )
Premio Cultura e società cat. Musica internazionale 2017
( Città di Torino, Città Metropolitana, Gam )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ILHuvnYX8Q minute 8.46
ARTIST SITE www.arcote.com
STEN HOSTFALT BIOGRAPHY Internationally acclaimed Swedish-born American and long time New Yorker, Jazz and multi-genre guitar virtuoso and renown microtonal music innovator, bassist, composer, bandleader, producer, record label proprietor and veteran music educator Sten Hostfalt has contributed to the global jazz, improvised and creative music scene in leading press documented appearances at leading concert stages, alongside some of the world's most innovative musicians for four decades.
The September 2017 digital anniversary compilation release Sten Hostfalt / Microtonal Guitar Works Vol.1 celebrates and sums up 15 years of microtonal guitar work featuring his original work Cuatros Primeras Piezas Para Microtonal Guitar composed for a 2014 premiere solo concert performance the XXXV Encontre de Compositors at Pilar i Joan Miro' Mallorca Spain, as well as music composed for the 2010 solo concerts at New York's Symphony Space and his 2014 microtonal ensemble work Dimensional States for 13 musicians and 2 dancers at ShapeShifter Lab NYC, and academic microtonal lectures at New World School for the Arts, Miami FL, Berklee College of Music and The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Following the path set by the '02 solo concert recording 29 Pieces for The Microtonal Guitar Live at Knitting Factory New York, critically regarded a seminal work for microtonal music on the standard 6-string / 12-fret guitar.