Alex Carpani Microcosm Tour
Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm CT
2105 S State St, Chicago
Alex Carpani Alex Carpani and his band arrive in America for a concert night at Reggies, on the occasion of their tour, presenting the new album Microcosm.
Composed of 12 tracks, musically speaking Microcosm is the meeting point between various genres and influences: progressive rock, jazz-rock, symphonic rock, alternative rock. A music rich in details, refined arrangements and moments of great rhythmic intensity.
It is a concept album about a world in miniature, opposed to macrocosm. Human beings can be viewed as an epitome of the universe, small-scale models of the universe, with all its variety and contradiction. When you think of microcosm, picture your home town inside a snow globe: the teeny tiny city is a microcosm of the one you live in. It is that place in miniature. All this is represented here with a series of slices of life, possible real-life experiences through the 12 songs of the album.
The album production has involved some prestigious musicians of the International prog rock scene: David Cross on violin (ex King Crimson), Theo Travis on sax (Soft Machine, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson), Jon Davison on vocals on one track (Yes), David Jackson on sax and flute (ex Van der Graaf Generator, Peter Gabriel), Bruno Farinelli on drums (Elisa, Il Volo, Cesare Cremonini, Lucio Dalla), Andrea Torresani on bass (Vasco Rossi, Franco Battiato, Tiziano Ferro), Emiliano Fantuzzi on guitar (Nek, Laura Pausini, Biagio Antonacci).
Alex Carpani is an Italian-French composer, keyboardist, singer, producer, musicologist and artistic director. born in Montreux, Switzerland, to an Italian father and French mother. He approached music when he was a child and started studying electronic organ, piano, solfeggio, music theory and composition. He graduated in DAMS at the University of Bologna, Italy with a thesis on the music of Nino Rota in Fellini’s films that won the 1st prize of the Fellini Foundation. He has written and self-produced a great amount of instrumental music for more than 15 years in several music genres, including new age, electronic music, symphonic music, music mixed with poetry, drum’n’bass, electro-jazz, music for theater shows and documentaries. From 2007 he has dedicated himself to rock, releasing 6 progressive rock albums with Italian and International labels which had positive feedbacks with both audience and critics, allowing him to collaborate in studio and on stage with some well known artists of the International rock scene. He has performed about 130 concerts in 20 countries of 3 continents with his band, appearing in the most important live clubs and festivals of the International progressive rock scene.