Where are you from?
I have had the fortune of living between Rome and Venice, two cities that exude beauty, history, and art. My childhood in Venice, away from the traffic and surrounded by the sound of the sea, provided a romantic and melancholic backdrop to my music studies.

Who are your biggest artistic influences?
My artistic influences span various musical genres. I learned the basics by studying producers like Trevor Horn and Quincy Jones. However, since the Daft Punk era, the music industry has produced a galaxy of great artists/producers that I love, from pop to dance. For my instrument, I can still be moved by Bach and Chopin, as well as Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett.

Tell me about how your creation part begins, and how is your workflow.
My creative process often starts with an emotion I want to convey at a particular moment. Each piece has its own genesis, but in this project, after drafting the initial ideas, lyrics, and melodies, I started working remotely with other collaborators. While working together in the same studio is a pleasant and engaging experience, working remotely today allows for parallel processes, making the management of time more flexible and choosing the most creative moment for each collaborator. This is how we advanced the Daydreamers project.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere: in nature, conversations with friends, and even in dreams. Personal history is certainly a vast reservoir of emotions to draw from, but I believe inspiration is everywhere for those who know how to look.

When is your favorite time of day to create your music?
My favorite time to create is at night. There is something magical about the nighttime silence that allows me to fully immerse myself in my sonic world. Ideas seem to flow more freely, and I can create without distractions. During the day, I prefer to review, mix, or handle other more rational aspects.

Describe how art is essential to society nowadays
Art is essential because it allows us to express emotions, communicate beyond words, and connect on a deeper, emotional level. It has the power to unite people, break down barriers, and promote understanding and empathy. Unlike other arts, which often reproduce something existing in nature, music privileges the most mysterious language of the soul.

What motivates you to create?
My main motivation is the passion for music and the desire to express emotion. Every time I create, I try to capture an emotion, a moment, something that can touch the listener. Additionally, knowing that my music can have a positive impact on people, accompanying them in important moments of their lives, motivates me greatly.

How do you define success as a music artist?
I believe that success is not measured only by numbers or awards but by the ability to connect with an audience. When one of my songs touches someone’s heart, evokes a memory, or inspires, I feel satisfied. Naturally, having millions of streams and seeing my work appreciated is gratifying, but true success lies in precisely communicating a feeling.

Does art help you in other areas of your life?
Absolutely, art is always a savior. It has taught me patience, discipline, and the ability to see the world from different perspectives. It has also helped me develop greater self-awareness and understanding of my emotions. These skills have been invaluable in every aspect of my life, from personal relationships to managing stress and daily challenges.

How do you develop your art skills?
I always strive to learn and grow. Participating in workshops, collaborating with other artists, and experimenting with new instruments and techniques are fundamental for my development. Additionally, I take time to listen to a wide range of music and study the works of artists I admire. Constant practice and curiosity are essential for continuous improvement.

What is your next move?
Currently, we are working on the follow-up to this project, collaborating with emerging artists to create something fresh and innovative. Following this, there will be an Italian pop production, another funk production for Plustwo (a band I produce that achieved 130M streams on TikTok in 2021). For my chosen instrument—the piano—two albums will be released by the end of the year, one experimental and the other neoclassical.

Where will we see you in 5 years?
I have never been able to predict my future with certainty. I found myself conducting an orchestra at the most important Italian pop event, and the following year I was touring Taiwan with a neoclassical repertoire. A while later, I presented a video as a director about my city—Venice. When you follow your passion, you never know where it will lead you.

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