Neoclassical Suite is a column that will present 7 recent, distinctive tracks of the neoclassical-modern classical-contemporary -and beyond!- music field. 

The Players

Federico Ferrandina

(experimental electronic, neoclassical)

Italian music artist: composer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Born in a family of classical musicians, such a heritage always got paired with an irrepressible hunger for non-classical musical galaxies and for non-musical disciplines like literature, modern dance and sociology. His production gained attention in the entertainment industry, and many of his works are currently part of some of the major movies and TV shows soundtracks, such as the multi-Oscar winner Dallas Buyers Club or productions like Netflix, ABC HBO and NCB tv shows. In 2017 he founded a strings orchestra in his hometown Matera, which records and performs original music in an ancient theatre carved in the stone and acoustically treated in order to get recordings that sound like nothing else.

Atlas Wolf

(Featuring Paul Mercer)

(crossover classical)

I’m Atlas Wolf, a contemporary composer, and electronic musician. I often fuse my electronic music, with my violin and viola songs. My music stems from improvisation, which is my favorite way to play. I’m told its energetic, intense, sometimes dark, and unique. 
I began to play violin as a hobby, quite late in life, especially when compared to most violinists. When I picked up a violin and started “playing,” I immediately fell in love, and playing became my escape. My way to be present. In the moment. I found playing enchanting. The violin spoke to me like nothing had so far, and songs began to write themselves. The violin, felt like a “Cosmic Antenna,” (which is the title of my 1st album which I am hoping to complete in 2021.) I had played piano, guitar, and bass guitar growing up. But it was a constant struggle with “writers block.” For some reason, that changed when I found violin. 
I focused (with the help of my violin mentor Paul Mercer) on music theory, technique, and improvisation. I did not want to learn how to read music, or be taught from a classical standpoint. Formal education (for me) would ruin the fun. I just do everything “by ear.” 
In 2019, I sold my health care office, left the grind, and feel immense gratitude to have an opportunity to share my music with you. 
 I think the pairing of my creative song writing process, with my non-traditional violin education, is why people say my musical sound is so distinct, and intriguing.

Pedro Bromfman

(electronica, neoclassical, soundtrack)

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Pedro Bromfman has been writing, playing and producing ‘Music For Images’ for nearly twenty years.

Pedro has composed scores for MGM’s RoboCop, starring Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson; three seasons of the Netflix series Narcos; the EPIX feature documentary Deep Web, narrated by Keanu Reeves; Paradise, Inc. starring Harvey Keitel; Thumper, produced by Cary Fukunaga; the 6-part series The Story Of Us With Morgan Freeman; the 8-part series Chain Of Command and Alex Winter’s Panama Papers, narrated by Elijah Wood.

Some of his early credits include scores for Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad), winner of the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival; the HBO feature documentary They Killed Sister Dorothy, directed by Academy Award winner Daniel Junge and narrated by Martin Sheen; March of the Living, directed by Sundance winner and Academy Award nominee, Jessica Sanders; Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad: The Enemy Within), the most successful Latin-American film to date; the romantic comedy and Brazilian blockbuster Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata; G-Dog, directed by Academy Award winner Freida Mock and the video game Max Payne 3 for Rockstar Games

Most recently, Pedro has scored the feature film The Blackout and the video game Need For Speed: Heat (Electronic Arts). He is currently finalizing the music for Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft).

Harris Procopiou

(neoclassical, contemporary music)

Deeply passionate for soundtrack and neoclassical music. Trying to learn from these accomplished artists that nourish my inspiration every day:

Ólafur Arnalds
Max Richter
Nils Frahm
Jon Hopkins
Ben Lukas Boysen
And many more.

Innocenzo Genna

(neoclassical, cinematic)

Innocenzo Genna, called also Inno, has always lived music in multiple dimensions: as a musician, firstly performer and entertainer, and then composer, but also as a technology scholar. His interest in music is not only artistic and emotional, but also professional, because for years Inno has been working in the Internet and technology sector as a lawyer and policy expert, so as to be involved in the major political debates concerning music and technology: from P2P to online piracy, from online platforms to the liberalization of collecting societies, up to the recent European copyright reform.

Such an intense professional activity enriched Inno’s musical vocation, while adapting his classical practice with modern and pop piano, blues and jazz, so as arranging the various genres into a personal compositional style. The many trips in Italy and abroad have contributed to creating the context of images, memories and fantasies from which his compositions are born.

In 2007 Inno settled in Brussels where it found new creative inspiration through the contact with the dynamism and the international ésprit of both capital city and European institutions, the creative Belgian surrealism, and also because of the rainy and melancholy climate of the place. In 2016 he completed his first collection of piano compositions “Brussels Stories”, while a second CD is scheduled to be released in 2020.

The piano compositions of Innocenzo Genna fall within the categories of minimalism and modern classic, with frequent combinations into blues and jazz. He is similarly conservative as a composer, for his music drawing heavily on harmonic and melodic practices found in 18th and 19th-century European compositions. His repertoire is freely accessible through his website and social networks such as Youtube and Soundcloud, while being available also on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Deezer.

Francisco Casarotti

(neoclassical, solo piano)

Francisco Casarotti is a pianist & composer based in Montreal, Quebec.

Born in Argentina in October 1989, he moved to Canada with his family when he was only 12.

After playing the guitar and drums as a teenager, he fell in love with the beautiful sound of the piano when he was 18 years old and it quickly became his favorite instrument.

The year 2020 marked the beginning of his journey as a composer. He released 4 singles that allowed him to start building his name inside of the modern classical community.

Francisco finds inspiration in nature and life experiences. His music is influenced by modern classical / minimalist pianists such as Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, Joep Beving and Alexis Ffrench.

Saah

(new age, neoclassical)

pianist and composer

ever since i was given an old piano at the age of 9, i have fallen in love with this instrument.

she ( my piano is a girl ) became a beloved friend, that i would never want to miss in my life.

last year I got the chance to win the europeansongwritingaward 2020 in the category: music for motion picture.

grateful for the oppertunity to do what i love and to share my music with you.

The Music

Christos Doukakis