something about me
I'm a musician.
No, I'm not a pro. I mean, I'm actually a graphic designer in a publishing house, that's what I ended to do for living. And... yes I live in Italy, south, deep south of Italy, at the center of an island between sun and sea that someone calls Sicily.
I'm not even much young anymore, but passion in making music never left me and never ended.
I played almost every kind of music, except for Jazz and Classical, I have not the required technical basis for that.
One of my main interests is making guitar ambient music. Fond in livelooping playing, I go behond my instrument producing music with the tipical tools and techniques of the modern digital "producer".
There's nothing intellectual in my music. My approach is mostly made up of instinct and emotion. I rather prefer intellectualizing after the creative process, if necessary. It's just a way to know myself better.
I act like an explorer who has surprise for everything but he knows when something great is found.
things I use
- PRS mod. CE 24
- Squier Stratocaster 57 Japan Vintage Series
- Yamaha Silent Guitar SLG100S
- Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Parlor Guitar
- Ibanez Custom Artcore AF105-F
- Fender Telecaster Standard MN
- Epiphone Les Paul Standard Gold
- Fernandes Retrorocket Pro
Pedals and outboard
- Boss CS3 Compressor/sustainer
- Moer Blues Driver
- Moer Pure Boost
- Boss CE3 Analog Chorus
- 4 Digitech iStomps
- Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro+
Amp and Out
- Fender Hot Rod De Luxe
- Feareless going direct to PA or recording system since 1990!
Singing Bowls set
- 13 singing bowls set from 3kg to 280gr
- Roland Piano RP501R
- Yamaha CS2X
- Gibson EDP+
- Ableton Live
- loopyHD, samplr, everest, echopad, liveFX, werkbench, turnado
Line6 Guitar Port II, GearBox
Maschine Guitar Rig
Controllers and Producing systems
- NI Maschine Micro MKII
- Akai APCmini
- Behringer FCB1010
- iRig Blueboard
- Griffin Stompbox
- Roland EV5
Mostly used computer Software (no matter the OS)
- Ableton Live
- NI Maschine
- Sony Sound Forge
Mostly used iPad apps
- flux:fx, aufx:space, aufx:dub, csgrain, grainproc, echopad, liveFX,
turnado, DM1, korg gadget, impaktor, launchpad, akai impc,
- Near field: Samson
- PA: B&W
- Harman Kardon Amp
- mobile: philips X3
- live PA: Mackie Thump 15
things I do
Pseudo and Gaetano Fontanazza. Making and producing ambient music, livelooping and treatments.
Animaquieta. Singing bowls and sound meditation side project.
Fingerflood. Deejay oriented activity.
Sucu Music netlabel, promotion of ambient, electronic, experimental music free distributed on the Internet. Co-founder and project coordinator
NenTE, electronic music projects. Guitars, vocals, programming and producing electronic, experimental and improvisational music.
USIT, ambient guitar duo with Jeff Duke. Guitars livelooping and electronics.
Purple Mountain Peal, ambient glitch prog duo with Tony Colina. Live treatments, guitars, electronics and producing.
Artemusia, musicals and concert projects. Musical author, music projects coordinator, guitars and vocals.
Been part of the following bands, some of them are still active projects
Alì Babà Band, reggae sicilian band. Guitars.
The Ciollons, punk, post-punk, wave band, live gigs. Guitars
Wizard Of Odd, acoustic electric rock trio, live gigs. Guitars and vocals.
The Gualrus, The Beatles songs band, live gigs. Guitars and vocals.
The Neverwings, The Cure songs band, live gigs. Guitar
The Rolling Tongues, The Rolling Stones songs band, live gigs. Guitars
Youth bands, never forgotten
The Mirrors, 1983-1988, rock-psychedelic band
Helter Skelter, 1988, punk wave
things I remember I did
- updated as soon as I remember -
Sucumusic fest: live showcase of some of the artists who released with the netlabel (2014).
Visioni liveset: ambient liveset at the "Visioni" Edoardo Fontanazza (his father) paintings exhibition (2014).
Dentro una fiaba (ed. 2014): music and stage coordination, various characters of the renewed Artemusia musical.
Fedra Random, theatre piece by La Compagnia dell'arpa. Live soundtrack, guitar, electronics (2012).
International Livelooping Festival Y2KX, october 12-20 2010, Santa Cruz, San Jose, CA, USA. Performing at "The best of International Livelooping Festival" and at the "Main Festival" (2010).
Il medaglione di Clemont, composing the original soundtrack and music for the gothic musical "Il medaglione di Clemont", subject, story, lyrics created by Maria Grazia Malara (2004).
Fear of the Storm, producing and mixing the early releases of the nineties dark/cold wave band.
Dperd, Producing mixing and mastering the dark-wave band Dperd records since 2003.
Finals at Sanremorock 2003 with NenTE, attending at the finals of the Sanremorock 2003 festival with the NenTE project.
Part of the movie soundtrack "Cuore Scatenato", A film by Gianluca Sodaro
Part of the movie soundtrack "Una voce! Il mio diletto!", A short movie by Gianluca Sodaro