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Music with slides

Stefano Cotone was born in Sicily in a village at the foot of Mt. Etna. Biologist and deeply interested in Human Ecology, traveller by profession, photographer by choice, he loves the people of the countries he visits. An expert in the Middle and Far East, as well as in Magreb and Latin America, he travels armed only with his camera, zoom and his enthusiasm.

We have composed in the past music that blends together with his slides... Stefano has thousands of slides in his collections, slides that can be organized according to the venue, featuring people and places, architecture and art objects from all over the World.

We are currently working on a new project where new sound material is combined with slides on DVD format, and tells a story using faces and places from around the globe.

Gatto Marte

Italian eclectic quartet (violin, bassoon, piano and double-bass) founded in 1991. It's music has always been linked to theatre, cinema and visual arts in general as well as musical story-telling and the description of particular atmospheres. The music can be described as "eclectic chamber music" with melancholic moments and sense of humour, influenced by classical music of the 20th century as well as folk music (Mediterranean, Eastern European) and jazz (in mentality and approach, especially with the improvised pieces).

The ensemble has played all over Europe (most recently in Belgium). In January they went to California to present their score of the film Faust at the Globe State Theatre in Monterey, California, with the occasion of the re-opening of the theatre.

Gatto Marte are:
Nino Cotone violin
Giuseppe Brancacciobassoon
Maximilian Brooks piano
Pietro Lusvardi double-bass
Danae 1997(self-produced)
Gioco del mago2000(Lizard)
Pieroino 2001(Music Center)
Leolombrico 2003(Music Center)
Marachelle 2005(Music Center)
Solo Projects: Pietro Lusvardi:
Progetto Contrabbasso2001(Music Center)
Animali Rari 2004(Music Center)
Music Festivals:
Autunno Musicale 1998
Arezzo Wave 2000
Strade del Cinema2002
Strade del Cinema2003
Con tristezza la morte del Gatto Marte1995
Puppet show 2001
Malombra (1917)by Carmine Gallone 75'2000
A Woman (1915)by Charlie Chaplin 20'2002
The Goldrush(1925)by Charlie Chaplin 85'2002
Ballonatic by Buster Keaton 35'2003
Faust (1926)by Frederich Murnau115'2005