Exotique (1998) Import/Brazil
"Presenting an eclectic mix of percussion, samplers and ethnical sonorities, Corciolli shows in this exquisite album a fresh new artistic side that involves world music and refined pieces of sound design. Over 100 hundred different sounds were used in this production. Adding saxophones, flutes, choirs and female voices, the themes show an influence of Indian, African and Arabian music, presenting the musician’s versatility through a wide broad of creation. Exploring new harmonic structures and showing his ability as a composer, Corciolli succeeded in transmitting both sensibility and his technical background at the same time, conveying a sense of tranquility and joy..." ~ Cesar Lanzarini ALL MUSIC GUIDE ~
Corciolli’s music is inspired and unique. Corciolli strives to unite the traditional to the contemporary; the acoustic to the electronic. Praised by many Brazilian reviewers for his compositions, arrangements and recordings, Corciolli is considered to be one of the most remarkable Brazilian artists in his genre.
Born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, Corciolli began his musical studies at 13 and while studying electronic organ and classical piano, developed a deep interest in synthesizers. From 1986 to 1990, he attended college to study architecture. While attending college, Corciolli worked as a professional musician, performing with Brazilian master bass player Celso Pixinga and the popular Espirito Cigano.
In 1993, Corciolli founded the Azul Music record company and produced his first CD recording “ALL THAT BINDS US.” Next came “UNIO MYSTICA,” a musical suite in 7 movements that presented alchemical texts in Latin, Gregorian chants and orchestral arrangements. UNIO MYSTICA brought Corciolli international acclaim when it was Blessed by Pope John Paul II and released in 27 countries. In 1996, Corciolli was invited by the Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse to perform for two memorable nights at the Latin America Memorial, in São Paulo, Brazil. This led to a recording of the album “THE NEW MOON OF EAST,” an exquisite meeting between Tibetan sacred music and western music. In 2000, he released the Tudoazul collection; ten albums inspired by alternative therapies based on acknowledged ancient ancestral knowledge. The entire collection became a national best-seller for Corciolli.
Other popular recordings also available in the U.S. through CD Baby) include “UNIO CELESTIA” (1999), “ART OF SEDUCTION” (2001) and “UM OLHAR” (A Glance) (2004). In addition to producing and distributing albums throughout the world, his music is featured in collections with Vangelis, Yossou N´Dour, Dead Can Dance, Hans Zimmer, Secret Garden, Era, Enigma, Sarah Brightman, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Kitaro, Placido Domingo, and others.
For Corciolli, music should not have limits imposed, or rules, or styles. It needs to move - and to charm on its own.