Monday, October 13, 2014

Soundtrack released

The "New York, a venture" official soundtrack is now available on Bandcamp.

"At the beginning of every project there's always a vision, a sound or a vibe. Sometime they come up simultaneously. Sometime they're the extension of each other. Sometime the vibe can generate a vision developing itself in sonic movements. In the latter case I got the confirmation that's the starting point of a new movie. While I was composing this soundtrack three months before beginning the principal photography in New York City, I was actually figuring out the emotional tones and visual pace of the scenes rendered in the script and in the storyboard according to that inner symphony. Some of the tracks were already well defined before the editing, such as the main theme and the intro conceived to support the slow, ceremonial passage between New Jersey and New York through the Lincoln Tunnel. Only the music used to punctuate the emotive flow of the main dialogue near the Conservatory Lake in Central park has been composed in post-production. The recurrent use of sounds of bells, cymbals, xylophones and metallic percussions derived by the preminent narrative and spiritual roles played by the Delacorte Musical Clock and the Saint John Cathedral, sort of techno-gothic heralds of that New York memory breathing into the steampunk-like coalescence of new and ancient architectures. A mnemonic puzzle that's the ground and the catalyst where the lost memories of the protagonists will merge like colors and instruments of a wider musical canvas."

Alessandro Fantini

New York, a venture O.S.T.
by AFAN Alessandro Fantini

Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Exclusive bonus content such as the movie storyboard, sketches, photos, hidden tracks and more are available with the final release.

Bonus tracks:
-The secret plaques
-Out of focus
-Waiting and waiting and waiting

Friday, October 3, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

The O.S.T.

Pre-order of New York, a venture O.S.T.. The moment the album is released you'll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Exclusive bonus content such as the movie storyboard, sketches, photos, hidden tracks and more will be available with the final release.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Amnesiac gap

Coming back to the metropolis enshrining one's own childhood memories, especially after a long amnesiac gap, can be a traumatic experience itself: Adam Clairfield facing the mutated urbanscape of his forgotten past. Still from Alessandro Fantini's "New York, a venture" (2014).

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Main theme

The first excerpt from the soundtrack is the "Main theme", a track composed in a few hours in March, 3 months before the principal photography in New York.

"New York, a venture" - the first official trailer

After 7 months since I completed the script and 1 month since I finished shooting, now I can say that what looked like an overambitious and almost utopic project firstly summarized by a bunch of papers and a pre-production teaser, is finally taking shape between my hands while I'm assembling the last frames, sounds and effects into a living mosaic of real and imaginary lives.

My deepest gratitude to the cast and all the people who joined this "extrasensory" enterprise throughout the sensory overload of Manhattan:

Craig Williams aka Adam Clairfield,
 Kyrie Vickers aka Amy Bolnes,
 Henrik Kim Rehr aka the Lunatic of Central Park,

Karen Goldfarb aka the Lady of Central Park,
Lincoln Athas as camera assistant, 

Vincenzo Fantasia
and Said Raissi  aka the Runners.

More news and content to come in the next days.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Existential meeting in New York

While scouting new locations for my movie in Manhattan, during a warm urban afternoon, Willem Dafoe crossed my path and he seemed quite enthusiastic to discover that I was an Italian artist from the same region of her wife. "Sono Italiano anch'io" - I'm Italian too!" he proudly declared in a perfect Italian accent with a large, generous smile. During that "existential meeting", having studied Pasolini's opus and life for many years, I realized he was the perfect choice, physical wise and spiritual wise, for playing the Casarsa poet in the new Abel Ferrara's movie that has been screened at Venice Film festival. Many wishes Willem, and thanks again for your large-hearted words. It has been like meeting Pier Paolo himself in a twilight zone between New York and Rome.