Stefano Giannotti is a man of many talents. Classically trained in composition, he’s creating music existing on the boundaries of art-rock, avant-garde classical music, electronics and even poetry. It’s always great to see artists with such impressive background in music on Drooble because not only do they get the chance to present their craft a new breed of artists but they have a lot to share with the younger generations. Just take a look at Stefano’s list of influences, we bet there are at least five records you haven’t yet even heard about. Now meet the man!
Hello! Tell the world about yourself. How did you grow up to become a musician?
My name is Stefano Giannotti, I’m a composer and performer. I’m also involved in radio and video art.
When I was 11 years old I asked my parents to buy me a guitar and a harmonica. My idea was to write songs and sing. At that age, my role models were The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Lucio Battisti. Just a few months later I discovered that I could record myself on a cassette player while playing and singing and then using this recording as a playback and do overdubs with a second cassette-player. This has been the most important discovery in my life and it influenced me for all the years to come. In fact, starting from this rudimental idea of a studio, step by step I started building a real home studio. Today this allows me to be rather autonomous and be able to do 80% of the work on my music at home.
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