“Time is often at the center of my stream of consciousness. What I like the most is how we can hold on to pieces of the past whilst we wait for our future. What about the present? Is it just a stage during which we observe who we were and who we will become? The 5 tracks of this Ep are questions about this.”
Taken from the forthcoming Dep Ep by Italian composer and pianist Luca Longobardi ‘8 Lightyears From Here’ is “a good-night tale, music to set the mood for a nostalgic dream.”
Longobardi comes from a generation of classically trained musicians that incorporate the language of contemporary electronic music into their compositions, and which are strongly connected to the multimedia arts. He studied classical music in Italy and New York and went on to earn his doctorate in digital audio restoration in Rome in 2011. His works reveal a strong interaction between classical and contemporary music.
“The fragile and intimate piano pieces are often in the foreground, interwoven with electronic nuances and atmospheric soundscapes. The emotional picture is a fragile skeleton of melancholy, the kind of melancholy that is born between longing and lucid dreaming.” (Gezeitenstrom - Musikmagazin)