Image Credits: Satoyama & Lavia Lin © Leonardo Schiavone.
Gabriele Luttino / Christian met Johnny at the Novara Jazz Festival; we then submitted an application to the Swedish Government, who financed a tour and a CD; we recorded the album and performed about ten concerts in Sweden and Denmark. The record includes a couple of tracks written by us and a couple by him.
Luca Benedetto / Our music is particularly inspired by travels and culture. We like it a lot to meet other persons, and that’s the reason why we often played as buskers in Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, hence all around Europe. After that I wrote a lot of emails in order to play around the world, such as in Eritrea, in Shanghai; usually, only the 1% of the recipients answers…
Lavia Lin / … and I answered for the Shanghai House of Blues and Jazz. So we thought to develop a project together, as in reality I live in Berlin.Luca Benedetto / We saw her works, many of them are in a blue shade, a colour we love; we then though that it was crazy enough to think of a project together.
Gabriele Luttino / We will play, while she will be painting in total improvisation. A painting for each night.
Lavia Lin / I don’t have preconceived ideas, I don’t know what I will be painting, I will be inspired by the music.
Lavia Lin / I have been studying arts for three years. I like Satoyama Music, I think it is different from what I normally listen to. To paint with the live music is very interesting, it’s a challenge, I’m trying it for the first time.
We try to be personal: we all write, normally one of us establishes a starting point and then we start to work on it. We don’t use many jazz harmonics or strange rythms; we play what we like and what we feel.
Marco Bellafiore / To create something new.
Christian Russano / To travel with our music, not necessarily in very large places but in interesting places, and communicate our emotions to the people listening to us.
Lavia Lin / To express my love for the music through my art.