Tiziano Fulceri and Stefano Mariani first met way back in 1976 on a Lazzi coach (Tiziano was the ticket collector and Stefano the only passenger). It turned out that both of them had musical ambitions and so they decided to compare their budding experiences to see if they could put something concrete together. They soon discovered that their musical approaches were compatible and a long-lasting collaboration was born. While both artists compose songs, Tiziano is the only one who sings; Stefano prefers to dedicate his time to studying the guitar: During this period the two artists performed, at times together with other musicians, on various occasions, proposing cover versions of famous hits but also their own compositions. Worth remembering, in 1981 in Luxembourg, was the meeting and musical collaboration with Sergio Magri, saxophonist with the “Delfini” (Dolphins), a well-known sixties beat group from Padova, and later, in 1983, the creation of the music-cassette “Iris i Colori della Vita” (Iris the Colours of Life), produced by Edizioni Dehoniane in Bologna. More recently, these two youths of the seventies, feeling themselves more and more possessed by music and aided by the fact that digital technology now allowed a simpler and cheaper recording process, decided to record an album of their songs just to see what effect they would have. New compositions were produced whose lyrics (apart form classic questions dear to the heart of any songwriter worth his salt) tell of modern-day events. The authors allow themselves two concesions to the past: Stefano’s mini-suite “Oggetti”, in pure seventies progressive style, and Tiziano’s stilnovo “Monnalisa”, dedicated to the youthful beauty of a damsel from other times. There is no lack of more traditional songs on the album such as “Sogno” and “Tu ora qui”, which look at the eternal question of love; the heart-wrenching “La Ballata di Pralina”, which tells of schoolday friendships; “Il Tradimento” and “Il Mondo Siamo Noi”, which illustrate the problems of immigration. Somewhat different is “I Tre Eterni”, inspired by the words of the Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen who committed suicide in the seventies. And so, after a year’s work in the recording studio, the album “Piazza delle Grazie” has come to the light, a home-produced album signed quite simply “Fulceri & Mariani”.

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Fulceri & Mariani are members of IMIsound
Independent Musicians from Italy

Edited by fulcerimariani on 7 Sep 2008, 19:28

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