Saturday, October 05, 2013

Seven Questions with ... Bruno Bavota

Earlier today I posted some thoughts on  “La casa sulla Luna” by Bruno Bavota. I found the album utterly captivating. In fact, I referred to it a 'my kind of lovely'.

As is my way, I wanted to find out more about the person behind such beauty ... so I asked Bruno if he'd answer my wee blog interview ... he kindly obliged and this is what he had to say:


1) Who are you and what do you do?
Hi Thomas and good afternoon. I’m Bruno Bavota, a modern classical composer , a man who tries to find love by music.

2) What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working at my third album “The Secret of the Sea”, that will be released on March 2014 for Psychonavigation. New album will be different from “La casa sulla Luna”, I’m working on ambient sounds surrounding piano.

3) Who/what inspires you?
First of all my inspirations comes from all things that happened to me day by day: love, dreams, tears, smiles. So in my music you can find all my deepest emotions, my heart and my soul. Artists that inspires me are Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Balmorhea, Ludovico Einaudi, The National ... they are also my favourite artists.
Naples, my town, his first place that inspires me, i’m linked with the sea in particular. Sometimes i ride my bicycle to go near the sea and play my acoustic guitar or read a book, alone…unfortunately I can’t bring my upright piano with me! ☺

4) What drives you to do what you do?
It’s really simple, I believe that if i find myself in a place without music, I’ll be in a wrong place. People hurry so fast in their lives and often they don’t remember why we live, why we cry, why we smile. Music is my naturally link with existence, so I’m naturally do what I love to do and I hope I can live for the music and by music.

5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
Simply my heart Thomas, I believe I must give the real myself to people who listen to my music.

6) What role does community play in what you do?
Community is wonderful, every day some people send me messages and talking about my music. Now I can reach people worldwide and hear stories and how music can change people’s lives. I feel my fans here to me and often they are my strength.

7) What is next for what you do?
In the end of October I’ll fly to Iceland to be part of Iceland Airwaves 2013, a wonderful music festival and I’m really so glad to play in a wonderful festival in a one of most beautiful place in the world. I’ll have 5 gigs round Reykjavik and really, I can’t wait!


Thanks Bruno! I've included the flyer for your shows below. I hope to go to Iceland for this festival one day ... anyone want to pay me to go???

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