The Italian composer PandolfoPaolo acquired the roots of his training in the study of the centuries-old tradition of musical art in the Veneto region, where the grandeur of the sacred creations forged in cathedrals has admirably merged with the instrumental and vocal virtuosity of the irreverent theatre of Baroque Venice. A fertile union between the sacred and the profane.
It is in Padua, in the ideal triangle that unites the domes of the Basilica of Sant'Antonio, the Computational Sonology Center of the University and the Pollini Conservatory of Music, that a multifaceted and unprejudiced musical compositional concept is born, free to create with all genres available.
After a difficult period in the second half of the twentieth century in which “cultured” music closed in an elitist and self-referential snobbery, Paolo decidedly embarked on the path of music as a language of communication that is understandable for the listener and of involvement for the player; all always on the path of the search for quality.
PandolfoPaolo, has been recognised in numerous national and international competitions with large works including the Te Deum for solos, choir and organ, winner of the Anima Mundi competition for the 950th anniversary of the Cathedral of Pisa and chaired by Sir John Eliot Gardiner (2014), success repeated in 2017 (the only case in the history of the event founded by the late maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli).
The meeting with Dante Alighieri's poetry dates back to 2019, on whose verses from Canto XVII of Hell, with the Oratorio Il volo di Gerione for choir and orchestra only, he won the composition competition in the city of Ravenna. In this tortuous creative path that goes from the solo keyboard to the orchestra passing through the infinite dimensions of instrumental groups of all kinds, the desire to consult the potential of musical language has finally crossed with the power of images, with the need to develop a complex message by merging various artistic forms.
The encounter with the magic of the recording room, with the alchemies that revolve around San Giacomo - Spazio d’Arte in Padua have led to collaborations with artists of other genres, providing the qualities of an orchestrator with the most modern sounds of the pop guitar and folding the sound of the strings to the needs of the historical narration of a soundtrack.
A musical dimension without borders that runs through unexplored spaces of contamination and marriages with the sole intention of sharing the joy of creativity.
ImageSonika produced and published the most significative recorded opera of the composer: Musica Sacra (Sacred Music) released in 2017, Pink Quartet (Concert for string quartet) released in 2020, Along The Path album from A.D. 1221 Il Primo Cammino di Antonio (The Path of Anthony) soundtrack released in 2021, Consolazione (Concerto for Piano) released in 2021, Trio d’Amore (Suite for Piano, Violin, Cello) and Francesca’s Heart (Sonata for Piano and Violin) which will be released in 2022.