Saturday, 27 November 2010

Roberto Dalla Vecchia: newsletter Nov. 2010

If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~ Gustav Mahler

Ciao my friends,

Today is Black Friday in US but here in Vicenza, Italy, it's White Friday: it's been snowing all morning, I love it!

My US tour with Mark Cosgrove was great fun; between concerts and workshops I had some of the best food ever. Thanks to everybody for hosting us, attending the gigs, driving us around and... feeding us :-). Here are a couple of videos Mark and I recorded at Mark's - 'Surprise' and 'Good morning Isaac'. Thanks to Mo for directing this!

One of the highlights of this tour was meeting David and Nancy Bromberg, talking, jamming, listening to some music, seeing David's amazing violin collection. That night David handed me a small guitar Joan Baez gave him as a present... what a little great guitar.

Right now I'm working at my new album, it will be released in March 2011. Not much to say about it... I'm writing a lot of new tunes for it; some are good, some are really bad! I'll try to record the good ones only :-)

Another project I've been working on lately is a guitar concerto for two guitars and orchestra... classical guitar player Patrizio Baù suggested the idea. We are writing the songs together, arranging them... this is great fun, believe me. I'll keep you posted about it.

I've just finished reading Venuto al mondo by Margaret Mazzantini. I do hope it will be translated into English soon; it is one of the best books I ever read in my whole life, a very very touching story. As for CDs, I'm listening to Mark Knopfler's Get Lucky a LOT, some tunes are worth buying the whole CD... I love 'Monteleone', for example, check it out!

On my 'Fan' Facebook Page, I just post updates related to my music. Click the LIKE button on my fan page to follow. I'd appreciate it. You can also find me on iTunes and CD Baby.

That's it for this time. If you have any questions about anything, just e-mail me.

Roberto Dalla Vecchia
Flatpicking Guitar with Italian Gusto