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Marcello Di Lorenzo

Marcello Di Lorenzo was born in Catania on August 30, 1968. He was introduced to music at the age of twelve, through the guitar and the passion for hard rock, just discovered. At sixteen he wrote his first instrumental piece. At twenty he passed to the piano, and for several years his main musical activity was to perform on the piano solo offering his own compositions. The meeting with Robert Fripp (of King Crimson), in June 1990, was important and from this he received a tendency to discipline and hard work that has remained. Since November 2007 he decided to play freely improvised music exclusively, that is: he decided to compose through performance – rather that in a preconceived way – and entered in the controversial collective/label called Improvvisatore Involontario, directed by Francesco Cusa, drummer-composer with whom he formed War Duo. His pianism is exempt from classification, as it has very diverse influences: from Taylor to Emerson, from Liszt (not to be confused with interpreters for Liszt music!) To Tippett, and has a very percussive, energetic and fresh sound. He has recorded around twenty solo piano CDs (or occasionally guitar solo), and several others within various groups: White Tornado, Ecce Homo, Beit, Grigi and so on. In the famous White Tornado's CD “From Hand to Mouth” (1997), considered a milestone in the noise-rock area, he divides his guitar work with Ninni Morgia. He teaches privately and performs regularly on both, as solo and in different configurations of improvisers. Recommended hard: “La Commissione d’Ascolto” (2008), in a duo with Cusa; “Improvised Music for Friends” (2008) in solo piano; “2026” (2010), with Cusa and Gianni Gebbia (as Grigi).