Unio Celestia Import/Brazil
Following up the sonant concept presented in Corciolli’s 1995 release of “Unio Mystica,” Corciolli adds some elements of Flemish music as well as the astonishing duets of tenor Baulé, mezzo-soprano Tania Maya, and a Gregorian choir. Corciolli’s piano and keyboards textures produced the splendid sonority, added by ethnic percussions. In this harmony of sounds, the artist expresses himself, leading us to classical music, harmonic contemporary interpretations and jazzy improvisations, transporting the listener to a euphoric and reflective state. Highlights include “Oratio,” which was used as the soundtrack for the Brazilian soap opera “Essas Mulheres,” and “Toledo,” which was the theme song used by Brazilian gymnast Angelica Kvieczynski in the 2007 Pan American Games.
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 also 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 the 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 union of 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 “EXOTIQUE” (1998) 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.