The first blog entry of 2022: the great Italy of 2021 and the many ideas born from the struggle of going towards a new year of revival
Bye-bye 2021, welcome 2022.
Thanks to sports, the Olympics and the Gold of Marcell Jacobs and other champions, football’s Azzurri and many other achievements, like the music of Maneskin, Italy emerges strengthened from this difficult period, at least in terms of reputation, as a “brand”, and it’s not just a “consolation”. We may not be that type of country that’s attached to the flag but, within this collective perception, can each one of us in our own way do the same, namely overcome the everyday difficulties by shining a better light on the future?
Speaking of light: here’s the one produced by the sunset over the Alps, in this video at 2100 meters on the roof of the Chalet Fiat, immersed in the Brenta Dolomites, Madonna di Campiglio (TN), where I started the year with my violin https://youtu.be/szKlP8PNd9g
In the end, putting aside what we lack and what worries us, the best perspective, both individual and collective, has to be found in what the present has in store for us, even if at times it escapes us.
I was lucky enough to broaden the “visual” field of my music right from the moment the pandemic began, thanks to many talents (of music, video-making, photography, music production, communication) who have collaborated with me and continue to do so. I artfully closed the circle between music, mountains and sports, the passions of my life, namely with the opening show of the Ski World Cup in Alta Badia, which followed the World Championships in Cortina 2021 (back in February, it seems like another era).
From these many experiences, I kept moving forward to continue narrating about the natural elements, thanks, for example, to the underwater video shot by Matt Evans, which expresses a primordial sense of which I’m very proud https://youtu.be/0nAiJhmuk3o
I truly believe that never as in 2021 have the different paths I traveled in my life come together in such an effective synthesis, and I’d like it to reach both the audience that has been following me for some time and the one that has only recently started discovering me, in an understandable and stimulating way.
To continue 2022 on top, it won’t be enough to just continue going to the mountains and inventing episodes of The Space Violin Project, but I’m sure that even once we get back to our “live” activities, without impediments of sorts as we did until 2019, the secret of success, also for a musician like me, will be not only to continue playing, but to experience music as a story, not only about what I experience firsthand but also about everything that surrounds me, and rendering it in an increasingly proactive and stimulating way for me and for the others.
In the end, these blog entries want to be a short online reminder, so: happy 2022 everyone!