Carmine De Martino
Emotions in (Piano) Tracks
"...I love all forms of Art, from music to cinema, from photography to cooking, from the paintings of Van Gogh to free kicks from Pirlo..."
I am an Italian pianist and composer.
What I do is put Emotions in everything, in a note, in a chord, in a song, in a monologue... and even in a plate of pasta.
I like working with Emotions because they create and transform us, for better or for worse, but in any case they allow us to Be!
I am active on the main stores such as Spotify, AmazonMusic, AppleMusic with more than a million views: the track "Home" was chosen by Save The Children to be included in the compilation "Create For Kids 2019" whose proceeds will be donated completely to charity.
My original composition "Il Valzer delle Nuvole" was included by the Spotify editors in the "Classic New Releases" playlist.
My favorite artists are: Giovanni Allevi, Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, Yiruma, Joep Beving, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds.
YouTube Cover: I make a piano cover of any song, no matter the tonality. I usually record by ear but it's faster if you have the partiture or the chords
Piano/Arranger: a piano track just for you!
Songwriter: I will write an original song and I'll record a professional demo with virtual instruments.
Film Composers: we will get in touch to better understand the director's intentions, the project, the screenplay, the emotions around the film and so on.
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Interview with Carmine De Martino
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Two years ago I directed my first short movie "Il Valzer delle Nuvole" that won the Social World Film Festival; I also composed the soundtrack that was choose from the Spotify Editor for the Playlist "Classic New Releases". It made me so happy.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a new original pianosolo album.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied and graduate at Academy of Dramatic Arts in Naples. I started playing the classical guitar at first and then the piano, chasing the dream of the composition. I took part in shows with tours throughout Italy (as Dignità Autonome di Prostituzione both as a musician and as an actor), I wrote, directed and starred "Il Valzer delle Nuvole" a short film that won the Social World Film Festival as Best Opera and awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. I also won the "Jeunes en Action: L'Italie à Montrouge" competition to play "Natale in casa Cupiello" in Paris
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Simple and elegant.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Giorgia because she has an amazing voice and she brings emotions in every note she sings. And I really would like to play with Ed Sheeran because he has Music in each part of him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Understand the project before you start!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love my job
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotions. I think it's the only thing that matter.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I READ and UNDERSTAND the project (screenplay, topic, email, whatever), I let myself be carried away by the project and when emotions come to me I start writing: it's not an easy nor a fast process but I need it to make the right choice when I record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Logic Pro X and I record the piano with a virtual instrument that features a classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano; of course I use effects and personal presets to make the sound better.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Giovanni Allevi, Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, Yiruma, Joep Beving, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and... Ed Sheeran =)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record emotional piano tracks for relaxing and nature videos, short films and spots.