There's this curious confluence building between the modern classical world and cinema.
21st century blockbusters seem to aim more and more towards the orchestral, providing a platform for fresh innovation.
Take Nico Cartosio. His work has been used in many films, while the collaborators on his incoming album - recorded at Abbey Road studios - have also contributed to some huge cinematic success stories.
New piece 'Melting' however owes its roots to a simple chance encounter. Stumbling across a woman outside a cafe, the two decided to visit the Pantheon, just as snow started to fall through the dome onto Rafael Santi’s tomb.
Reminiscing, Nico recalls: “It was so beautiful as if I was in some amazingly beautiful movie. Only Sorrentino could've shot such a film. I remember looking at the Roman girl and hearing how she sounded. My charming companion became a melody herself.”
“Because of this enormous beauty, which she gave me, for the first time in my life did I understand what it means when you're melting. So this music composition is my gratitude for the la Grande bellezza - to Rome and to the beautiful Roman girl.”
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