Sometimes Master Classes are more useful than what they seem to be… and our artistic and human friendships arised from one of them.
So we studied and re-invented ourselves at the same time: to be noticed.
Our first CD combines old and new, recorded in a beautiful churchyard chapel, that was not our duo’s tomb, but rather its crib.
And after Ennio Morricone’s and Massimo Gramellini’s appreciation, we were in high spirits; in so much that four CDs followed one another (and there was no harm in having Radio Tre Rai’s support in promoting them).
We were also engaged in “Mozart in the Jungle” for our peculiarity, but then a poor cutting jeopardized its starting intentions… what a shame!
But we didn’t lose heart, instead we worked with other artists (Laura Curino, Cecilia Ziano, the Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, among the others), because we wanted to draw a different identity out of the flue instrument, better known for its past in the folklore repertoire: the accordion.
We offered re-workings and adaptations of music dedicated to generic keyboard instruments or specific ones (organ, harpsichord), and at the same time we popularized composers, stimulating them to original productions for our ensemble.
We both graduated with honours in Accordion from the “L. Cherubini” music academy in Florence, and our starting tape is dated 2005.
Thanking them, we’d also like to mention the composers that gave us their time: Ennio Morricone, Paolo Ugoletti, Francesco Schweizer, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Andrea Talmelli, Mario Pagotto, Tiziano Bedetti, Gianmartino Durighello, Massimo Priori, Lorenzo Fattambrini, Riccardo Riccardi, Daniele Venturi, Rolando Lucchi.
We’ve called ourselves DissonAnce, to play with words about our sound source, but now our playing continues with “The ItalianAccordionBros”!