Background

Davide Viterbo

Davide Viterbo is a musician who has crossed genres and developed different skills across-the-board. Eminent musical figure, he's always left a deep mark in the projects he has been involved in.The innovative sound of his cello is the result of his great sensitivity and tireless research as a composer, cello player, guitarist, and sound engineer.He has worked with Antonio Breschi, Gaben Dabiré, Radiodervish, Nancy Elizabeth, Nura, and René Aubry, to name but a few. René Aubry himself was in the band who played Davide's world premiere of Distant City - Viterbo's live act for Time Zones international music festival.

During the 80s, Davide was a member of the Skizo, a band whose short life represented a milestone in Italian undergroundmusic scene: " the most innovative act tonight, a band with a sound that's plain and complicated at once, where burning moments follow static ones, really clever". (Red Ronnie, Il Resto del Carlino 7/6/82 Festival Rock Bologna).- He takes his cello diploma at the music academy "N. Piccinni" underVito Paternoster's tutoring. - He is a cellist for the Orchestra"Provincia di Bari". Soon after he wins an audition for thePetruzzelli orchestra. He collaborates with a number of projects as solo cellist, such as Moni Ovadia's "Golem", Walter Pagliaro's "Lostrumento scordato", to name but a few. In this position he will also tourmany important Italian theatres - He's temporary teacher in the cello classes at the music academy "N.Piccinni" in Bari until 1999.- He's co-protagonist together with the artist Biagio Caldarelli and the poetess DoraLapolla of the art video "Biagio, Davide e Dora", directed by NicoBizzarro, as shown at the art gallery Bonomo. - In Jerez, Andalusia, he studies flamenco guitar. He is the leader and producer of the trio "Nura" - a fine example of cleverness and elegance in blending different musical cultures- engaged in an intensive touring period between Italy and France. - In 2001 he starts collaborating as artistic producer with "Sottosuono", an independent label. - He is guest musician in several albums by Antonio Breschi,one of the first piano composers to cross remote musical cultures, andco-producer of "Zearbidetan", a c.d. where music meets poetry, byJosè Angel Irigarai (one of the greatest Basque poets) featuring Ronnie Drew,Benito Lertxundi, Gaben Dabiré. - He is the author of the musical performance"Italian avant-guarde in the 60s", as a part of the film festival"Sentieri nel Cinema" XV ed. (Bari, Teatro Kursaal) - He's the author of the sound installation "L'ospite d'altri tempi", included in the art exhibition "De Nittis e Tissot" (Barletta, Palazzo della Marra,15th July, 2006). - He composes "Distant City", his most important project, with Time Zones festival as a producers and French composer René Aubryas a guest star. The show is acclaimed by critics and public alike. ( Bari,Palamartino 2006 - Polignano, Primitivo 2007 - Bari, Teatro N. Piccinni 2007)Currently, he performing in concerts with compositions for cello solo in major festivals and exhibitions of contemporary art such as "IntramoeniaExtrart" and "Terzo Paradiso" of Michelangelo Pistoletto

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