Interview with

Bruno Bavota

Bruno Bavota is a Neapolitan pianist and composer, whose attraction to music came “only” at the age of twenty. Music decided to save his life, covering him with a huge, warm hug from which constantly comes out the echo of the deepest emotions of his soul. A romantic at heart, Bruno invites his listeners to drown their sorrows in a beautifully shimmering sea of notes. His songs walk the thin line between emotional, calm and accessible. Pouring all of his personality into his music, Bavota’s works surely breathe authenticity. He’s not just playing notes, he’s speaking through them. The sun, the moon, the stars, the sea: all remain constant, like true love. For his third album, “The Secret of the Sea”, Bavota found inspiration in the allure and mystery of the Mediterranean that washes up against the shores of his home town of Naples. “The Secret of the Sea” feels warmer and more expansive than anything he has done before.

Facts

Who loves, lives
God is a musician
Keep calm, i’ve a piano

Questions

What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
First of all my inspirations comes from all things that happened to me day by day: love, dreams, tears, smiles.
So in my music you can find all my deepest emotions, my heart and my soul.

How and when did you get into making music?
I started in 2008, a little bit “late”, playing my brother’s lefthand ed acoustic guitar.

What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
Only 5? I’ll try!

Damien Rice – O
Balmorhea – All is wild, all is silent
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Barzin – Note to an absent lover

What do you associate with Berlin?
The peace of Tiergarten, music everywhere, spaces.

What’s your favourite place in your town?
The seaside, definitely!

If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
A whole life without love? It would be impossible to live without music!
But if so, i’ll do nothing – simply i’ll sit down and listening to the sound of nature

What was the last record you bought?
Nils Frahm – Spaces

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Balmorhea

What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
As performer, my concert at Societaetstheater in Dresden last January. As spectator, Damien Rice at Auditorium in Rome!

How important is technology to your creative process?
It’s essential, i can record all that i’ve in mind any moment and , most of all, remember the emotion i felt.

Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
I’ve one brother, at first he thought my choice was crazy- now he loves my music and supports me everyday!

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