I started in the summer of 2017 a collaboration with longtime friend Nicola aka L'Iperuranio aimed at building video content and promoting his upcoming album Postimpressionismo. Between videoclips, outtakes and acoustic sessions, the album is moving towards the light and into the stores.
L'Iperuranio - Incontri (Dimensioni Parallele) - Official Video
Written and directed by Francesco Chiot Camera work: Giuseppe Anello and Francesco Chiot Produced by Martina Marafatto and Francesco Chiot Director of Photography: Giuseppe Anello Casting: Martina Marafatto and Ylenia Bursich Production coordinator: Antonella Leonardi Photographer: Elena Venier
Starring: Nicola Bertocchi, Anna Marafatto, Giacomo Cinque, Alessia Bressan, Gabriele Balestra, Irene Apigalli, Giovanni Tommasini, Annabel Napolitano, Alessia Meden, Angelica Vascotto e Ylenia Bursich.
"Incontri (Dimensioni Parallele)" Lyrics and Music by Nicola Bertocchi Produced and recorded by Nicola Bertocchi, Alberto Bravin, Daniele Dibiaggio and Nicola Ardessi. Mixed by Nicola Ardessi.
Nicola Bertocchi: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar. Francesco Cainero: Bass. Gabriele Starini: Drums. Alberto Bravin: Synth, Drums Daniele Dibiaggio: Synth. Nicola Ardessi: Electric Guitar
L'Iperuranio - Incontri (Dimensioni Parallele) - Backstage video by Giuseppe Anello
L'Iperuranio - Dopo la pubblicità - Acoustic Session
L'Iperuranio - Del Ritorno da Te - Acoustic Session
The Fireplaces - Live under New York
I have known the Fireplaces since I crashed into Caterino during Jake Clemons living room concert in 2014, and later for their support to the Light of Day foundation. While they were touring New Jersey we took the chance and improvised a busking session in Union Square's L station.
Recorded live in the Union Square L MTA platform in New York, on January 10, 2017
The Eight Million Audience
The Eight Million Audience is a documentary project spotlighting music performers on the subway platforms of New York. Through a visual and audio voyage in the underground network of the city the project aims to unveil the life and talent of unrecognized musicians who perform every day in front of an audience of thousands.
Modern street performance goes back to the folk and blues revival of the 1960s. Examples include B.B.King playing in towns along The Mississippi River, Tracy Chapman playing in Harvard Square in Boston and Jewel traveling all across America with just a guitar and a knife. On the other hand, artists that have already achieved fame, like Bruce Springsteen or Bono, still enjoy playing in the streets, sometimes for a cause and sometimes just for the fun of it.
New York has a love/hate relationship with street performers. For more than a hundred years, since the opening of the first subway line in 1904, various administrations have tried to regulate or prohibit underground performances as well as on the streets, while artists and activists have reclaimed the right of free speech by occupying public spaces for performance.
The subway network of New York is the beating heart of the city. Millions of people ride the trains everyday, in a routine made of chrome, cement and noise. The prowess of these musicians can shake the passersby from out of their routine, make them stomp their feet and miss the train, creating an electric pulse for the sleeping souls of commuters.
Through a video based non linear narration I aim to portray stories from this culture as a significant part of the city fabric. My intention is not to bring the artists to bigger stages and audiences but to express the beauty, neglect and impermanence of this cultural reality in New York.
The Eight Million Audience
Written and Directed by Francesco Chiot Live audio capture by: Eryn Shaffer, Elisa Biagi, Leda Costa, Francesco Chiot With: Michael Davidson, Thalys Peterson Quaresma, Ryan Albert, Eljiah Matthew Moses
Lucy Adamas Recorded live at the MTA Music Under New York auditions at Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall - New York - on May 18th 2016
Recorded live in the basement of the House of Music of Brooklyn - New York - in March 2016
Luca Ciut - Are dreams overvalued?
While Dancing with Maria's soundtrack was playing in screenings all across the globe, Luca took time off to play a secret concert in Ljubljiana's Daktari club. From an idea of Martina Marafatto we organized a quick intimate session that brought the lights, sound and orchestra of the big stage into a very intimate space.
Luca Ciut - Out of the Blue
Secret Concert at Daktari Club in Ljubljana on March 10th 2015
Shot, Edited and Directed by Jorge Muchut Sound & Mix Giulio Centis Assistant Production Luciana Faino Production Manager Francesco ChiotSet Design Martina MarafattoThanks to Ana Lampret Luca Ciut - PianoEmma Anna Krizsik - ViolaIrena Kristin - CelloAlessandro Turchet - Double Bass
Juliet Varnedoe Sextet
Recorded live at the Montauk Club of Brooklyn - New York - on June 2nd 2017