Friday, January 30, 2015

SON OF CHASM


A new concept album in progress revolving around the journey of an ascetic who decides to leave his monastery after a sweet epiphany occurred before a fatal resolution. Concept, lyrics, vocals, music and effects by Alessandro Fantini. AFAN Sound 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New York a venture, featured in Cinecorriere news

An excerpt of the article released on the Italian movie magazine http://Cinecorrierenews.it http://www.cinecorrierenews.it/index.php/component/k2/item/1210-new-york-a-venture-il-nuovo-film-di-alessandro-fantini-girato-a-manhattan
The eclectic artist Alessandro Fantini is back to talk to us about his recent adventures in the most famous sleepless island of America, namely about a mysterious "venture" that will lead the protagonists of his new movie to regain the lost fragments of their childhood among the flames of a Vision suspended between History and Imagination. "In a New York minute / everything can change, in a New York minute / Things can get pretty weird." "The refrain, taken from the song by Don Henley, might be the perfect " logline", the promotional summary of the plot of" New York, A Venture", the movie filmed in Manhattan last summer while going up the currents of that Inner Time which bedew the orthogonal arteries of America's most famous sleepless island . A wavering and hectic Time that I started sailing over the fall of 2013 during my first stay between the Hudson and East River, walking through the crowded streets with my videoreflex wielded like a sextant conceived to decipher an emotional constellation that would have indicated me the route towards the mental rim where the visible New York is wedged in his disembodied counterpart. Only on its bottom I would have been able to discover the hidden humus of History and the unspeakable Visions feeding it.The New York where the neo-Gothic architecture of the Trinity Church, Saint Patrick and skyscrapers such as the Woolworth Building and the General Electric Building merge the momentum of sacred and secular ambitions in the vertigo of the assault to the sky, while the renewed railway of the High Line winds above the streets, piercing the buildings until the Lower West Side, to challenge, with its hanging flower beds, the dryness of the concrete and traffic below, where men in suits dance barefoot, and preachers in threadbare jackets stop at curbs railing against the evil lure of capitalism (...)"

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Corion Parade

The Corion Parade
 (Entering the Corion city)


Music, lyrics, vocals and effects by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
From the upcoming AFAN's concept album.
Photo by Alessandro Fantini. All right reserved.
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Monday, November 24, 2014

New York, a venture - The 42nd st trailer

New York, a venture - The 42nd st. trailer

Directed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini

The 42nd street is probably the most iconic and cinematic crosstown street of Manhattan. The path traveled by foot by Adam Clairfield (a.k.a. Craig Williams) from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Bryant Park is both a drift of senses and a spiritual trip across the layered  dimensions of the city, where the shimmering fanciness of theatres and  shops merged with the swarming medley of tourists and newyorkers following the dreamy or nightmarish intersections of their urban lives.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Still there






A selection of stills from "New York, a venture" (2014).







Saturday, October 25, 2014

Planting the seed of Invisible


Alessandro Fantini
Planting the seed of Invisible
The making of "New York, a venture"

Featurette directed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini.

Official trailer: http://youtu.be/uScPIJ6iQcA

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. Sometimes they come up simultaneously. Sometimes they're the extension of each other. Sometimes 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