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Giovanni Di Domenico
Succo di formiche

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Written and recorded with the goal of creating a one-movement suite in the least amount of time possible, "Succo di formiche" reflects the archetypal joy of music making, the spontaneous impulses underlying its formation, and a love of the record album form.


"Di Domenico has written Succo di formiche... with the intention of creating a one-movement suite in the least amount of time possible. The recording of the 41-minute seven-movement Succo di formiche took four days at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels in May 2021. Still, it reflects faithfully the archetypal, spontaneous joy of music making as well as the love of the vinyl album format."
Eyal Hareuveni for salt peanuts*

"The minimalist piano stings a diaphanous electronic embroidery, traversed by variegation, glissandos, mysterious voices, a fantastic and soft tinkling... A very beautiful madness."
Inactuelles (FR)

Track List


A1. Non aver alba 09:00)
A2. Una coperta di silenzio (10:51)

B1. Gli altoparlanti dei grilli (5:57)
B2. Minum (2:10)
B3. La scatola di grissini perfetta (4:17)
B4. Minum (reprise) (1:04)
B5. Il ritorno e'sempre più corto (8:31)


Pak Yan Lau: Hohner Pianet, toy piano, synth
Manuel Mota: electric guitar
Stan Maris: accordeon
Joe Talia: drums, electronics
Giovanni Di Domenico: piano, fender rhodes, organ
Recorded at Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, may 24th-28th 2021, by Leslie Gutierrez
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu
Thanks to all at Les Ateliers Claus

Artwork: Yves Klein “ANT 84 Untitled Anthropometry”
© Succession Yves Klein c/o Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP Paris 2022

© 2023 Unseen Worlds ℗ 2023 Giovanni Di Domenico (SABAM)

About Giovanni Di Domenico

  • Giovanni Di Domenico
  • Giovanni Di Domenico, pianist, was born in Rome on the 20th July 1977. Following his father’s consecutive assignments as a civil engineer he actually lived out his first decade in Africa – until he was five in Libya, from then until his eight anniversary in the Cameroons and until ten in Algeria. Musically self-taught until the age of 24, when he finally enrolled in Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, Holland (Koninklijke Conservatorium, 2001-2006) – majoring in ‘jazz piano’. He aspired to develop an an encyclopedic technique, with rhythm, harmony and tone informed by non-western traditions yet equally sensitive to Debussy’s “Préludes”, Luciano Berio’s “Sequenzas”, to the ‘ambi-ideation’ heard in Borah Bergman’s Soul Note recordings, Cecil Taylor’s polissemic density, Paul Bley’s bruised transparency and of course, the most radical manifestations stemming from the underworld of pop music, invariably tied together by his own original praxis. He currently lives in Brussels.