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Metronhomme – Metronhomme 4

Metronhomme is a instrumental prog/jazzrock band from Italy and Metronhomme 4 is their new album. Last year the album was self-produced by the band, in which there are 11 instrumental tracks, for a total duration time of 43 minutes of great emotional music. The album for the band is the result of a long period of separation from the live scenes, passed in the rehearsal room and dedicated exclusively to composition and musical exploration, with the subsequent studio recording final moment. The musical material was the result of the freest creative moment of the band, a freeness that previous works of the band had necessarily contained. The track I Treni Di Gabo (Gabo Train),

The line-up: Mirco Galli: electric bass, Tommaso Lambertucci: piano, synth,  Andrea Lazzaro Ghezzi: drums,  Marco Poloni: guitars. Collaborations for the LP 4 recording: Paolo Scapellato: keyboards, Manuele Marani: double bass in Chiuso Per Gatti (Closed For Cats),

The musical group Métronhomme was formed in Macerata (MC), ITALY, in the summer of 2003; the idea of the members was that of developing an unusual project, based on original music compositions, open to a wide type of sounds and experimentations. The track L’Uomo Ombra (Shadow Man),

The first Metronhomme’s work was characterized by the form of the concept. Not single pieces for the sake of themselves, but a single conceptual composition divided into several moments; the purpose was to represente the work in a theatrical context. With this method, the first three works of the group come to life: L’ultimo canto Di Orfeo” (The Last Song Of Orpheus), Neve and Bar Panopticon.

The show entitled The Last Song of Orpheu was played in public for the first time in 2005.  A free musical-multimedia interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The idea is based on the representation of a musical journey using a small dance troupe. Some background narrating voices accompanied the unfolding of the musical paintings. The band used the synchronized video-projections as sound for the paintings.

The band, represented its first work in numerous theaters, the performances were welcomed by the critics and Metronhomme decided to create a CD of the musical part of the show. In 2008 it was the turn of Neve (Snow). It is a musical-theatrical representation, freely taken from Maxence Fermine’s homonym novel witch constitute a research work exploring the fusion of a theater and music.

In 2010, the group was involved in a new project:  Bar Panopticon, the work was first played at the Lauro Rossi Theater in Macerata, with the contribution of AMAT (Marche Theatrical Activities Association) and the Municipality of the town. Proceeding along the path of interference between music, theater and video, the Metronhomme give life to a multimedia show with live performances and a dream-like music style. The band is the author of the music and also of the tale, videos of the projections were made with the collaboration of professional actors of the Piccolo Teatro of Milan.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3493 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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