Tiromancino

BIOGRAPHY Tiromancino

Tiromancino founded by Federico Zampaglione comes to life in 1989 and during the 90s released four albums: Tiromancino (1992), Insisto (1994), Alonealieno (1995), Rosa Spinto (1997). These records are marked by the mixture of songs and the search for unconventional sounds.

In March 2000, Tiromancino made their debut in Virgin with their fifth album, La Descrizione Di Un Attimo, which thanks to an unstoppable word of mouth between fans and professionals and an intense live activity, the audience grows exponentially and earns the consent of the critics. From Strade, the single presented at Sanremo 2000 and awarded second place in the "New Proposals" section, to La Descrizione di Un Attimo, a fascinating fusion of melody, rhythm and lyrical intensity, up to the exploit of Due Destini, a song later added in the soundtrack of Ferzan Ozpetek's film, Le Fate Ignoranti, Tiromancino saw many of their objectives materialize, both commercially and artistically. They obtained important awards, such as the invitation of Morcheeba to play at the opening of their tour in Spain and Portugal and won important awards, including the best group at the Italian Music Awards; their videos make use of the contribution of special guests (Valerio Mastandrea, Paola Cortellesi and Ozpetek himself) and are rewarded for their inventiveness and quality.

In October 2002, Tiromancino (now around the nucleus Federico Zampaglione, Andrea Pesce, Luigi Pulcinelli) gives life to a new job, In Continuo Movimento. In its sixth album, the group still seeks the fusion between traditional acoustic instrumentation and electronic sounds, giving greater prominence to the guitars and reserving a particular commitment to experimentation, which ranges from “electro” rhythms to more psychedelic sounds. In Continuo Movimento is preceded by the single Per Me È Importante, which conquers the first place in the standings and remains among the most successful singles throughout the winter of 2002, thanks also to an innovative video that emphasizes the intimate atmosphere and the delicacy of the lyrics. The album did not take long to reveal all its wealth of ideas and suggestions and reached the top of the sales charts, up to the certification of double platinum.

After 2 years of silence, in October 2004, Tiromancino releases Illusioni Parallele. The 12 songs of Parallel Illusions are produced by Federico Zampaglione, Andrea Pesce and Luigi Pulcinelli, who made use of the precious collaboration of Lorenzo Amurri. Tiromancino therefore enters a new phase, in a new territory, treasuring and firmly bringing with it all that constitutes the best and most successful artistic baggage acquired over the years. The concept on which the album revolves are the illusions inserted into everyday reality. The lyrics highlight a broader imaginary, a search not only directed towards the interior but also towards the exterior, towards what is happening around us. Among the most exemplary songs in this regard are the singles Amore ImpossibileImparare Dal Vento, and L’Autostrada.

2005 marks the ten years of the group, and Tiromancino publishes a collection 95-05 that traces their most representative music. In the collection, there are some unreleased and old songs that are resonated and rearranged with the new formation. The first single is Un Tempo Piccolo, a song recorded by Franco Califano in 2004, for his album Non Escludo Il Ritorno, here resumed and rearranged (with slight changes to the lyrics) by Tiromancino. The single is immediately appreciated also for the video, which sees Federico Zampaglione himself as scriptwriter and director. The release of these songs was welcomed with great favor and sales and brought Tiromancino back to double Platinum album once again.

Federico just finished the album 95-05 and is committed to a new project; in fact conceives the idea of a film, Nero Bifamiliare, a black comedy, set in our days, which reveals the problems and difficulties of coexistence with other cultures and, above all, signals the risk of instilling paranoia in the face of what disturbs our daily life. After two years of work, the idea takes shape, and in 2007 it becomes reality. Of course Federico not only took care of the screenplay (together with Rudolph Gentile) and the direction, but also the soundtrack, contained in a CD that features nine unreleased tracks, including L'Alba Di Domani which gives the title to the album and sends a message of hope and openness to new. The film turns out to be a debut appreciated by critics and audiences, and receives many awards and an excellent result at the box-office, as well as important certificates of esteem from real masters of Italian and international cinema, such as Monicelli, Moretti, Verdone, Bava, Argento and Paull Haggis, the legendary director and screenwriter of Crash. The doors open to Federico for a second artistic activity to directing. Alba Di Domani, the original sountrack of the film, is the first album produced by Deriva Production, Federico Zampaglione's record label, which conquers the result of being among the best-selling Italian soundtracks of recent years, thanks to successful singles such as L’Alba di Domani, Angoli di Cielo e Un Altro Mare.  The summer of 2007 sees Tiromancino engaged on stages throughout Italy in a very long tour. At the beginning of 2008, the double live album Il Suono Dei Chilometri was released also on the Deriva Production label. The album, recorded during the 2007 tour, in addition to the greatest hits of Tiromancino reinterpreted in a live key, contains two unreleased songs, Quasi 40 and Il Rubacuori, the latter presented at the Sanremo 2008 Festival. Il Rubacuori is a piece that aroused a lot of clamor and controversy for the content of the lyrics, centered on the social plague of massive layoffs. The proceeds from the song's online sales are donated to support the Thyssen workers.

In the spring, the second single Quasi 40 is released, an autobiographical song with a more rock sound. The song and the video, directed by Federico, quickly conquer the public, underlining the communicative capacity and the continuous renewal and experimentation of Tiromancino.

In 2009, Federico collaborated with The Alvarius group, composed by Francesco Zampaglione and Andrea Moscianese, in the creation of the original soundtrack of the film Shadow written and directed by Federico himself. The film was a huge worldwide success confirming itself as the best-selling Italian horror abroad in the last 10 years with about 45 countries sold to date and many others in the acquisition phase, including America, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Japan, the Middle East, Russia and many others.

In 2010, Tiromancino are back with a new album of unreleased songs entitled L’Essenziale. The album was recorded between Rome and Los Angeles, produced by Saverio Principini and Federico Zampaglione, mixed at the legendary Henson studios with the use of great American musicians. The sound is wider and more compact and the lyrics, written jointly with Domenico Zampaglione Federico’s father, are definitely the right mix between poetry and analysis of reality.

In 2014, Indagine Su Un Sentimento was released, a record written together with Francesco Zampaglione. The two singles, Liberi and Immagini Che Lasciano Il Segno that won the gold record.

On March 4th, 2016, the new single Piccoli Miracoli is released, video directed by Federico himself, which anticipates the new studio work Nel Respiro Del Mondo published on April 8th , 2016.

In September 2018, Tiromancino are back with Fino A Qui, a new recording project consisting of 4 unreleased songs and 12 of the most significant songs of the band, rearranged and reinterpreted by Federico Zampaglione together with great names of the Italian music scene. The album was anticipated by the new version of Due Destini performed together with Alessandra Amoroso and the unpublished Noi Casomai, whose video was previewed at the 75th Venice Film Festival, within the authors' days.

Federico Zampaglione confirms himself to be one of the most significant and multifaceted Italian artists, capable of ranging between music, cinema and writing. After a horror interlude during the lockdown with the short film Bianca e Bianca - Phase 2, Zampaglione announced on social media the return behind the camera for a film that will be called Morrison. The film is based on the book written with Giacomo Gensini in 2017, “Dove tutto è a metà” (published by Mondadori). Zampaglione wrote on his social networks: “It is a story of life, friendship, feelings and dreams that has the world of music as its background. I will talk about the confrontation between two musicians ... Lodo young and full of big dreams to share with his band and Libero, a former pop star looking for a great revival. It will be a new adventure with an exceptional production team.”

Finché Ti Va, the last single on the radio as of the 11th of September 2020, is a journey through melancholy atmospheres accompanied by lyrics capable of welcoming, embracing the listener and carrying it within a love story, a song that publishes, critics and those from the field have welcomed it from the beginning, confirming how Federico Zampaglione's artistic vein has remained solid and flourishing over the past years. Produced and arranged by Zampaglione and Jason Rooney, Finché Ti Va is accompanied by a video available on YouTube directed by the duo YouNuts which has as its male character Giacomo Ferrara, one of the most acclaimed young actors by the television and cinema audience also thanks to his interpretation of Spadino in Suburra - The Series. Alongside, to give life to the anxieties and emotional difficulties of this love story is the dancer Vanessa Guidolin.

Finché Ti Va, a song that lives balanced between classicism and modernity, both in the arrangement and in the production, comes one year after the successful summer song Vento Del Sud (the first unreleased song after the gold record  Fino A Qui). The single brought Zampaglione and Tiromancino back to Virgin Records, a label with whom the Roman singer-songwriter has signed great albums such as La Descrizione Di Un Uttimo (which celebrated 20 years since its release this year), In Continuo Movimento and Illusioni Parallele, which contained songs that have now become classics of Italian songs such as: Due Destini, La Descrizione di Un Attimo, Per Me E’ Importante, Amore Impossibile and many others.

Musician, multi-instrumentalist, author, writer and director, Federico Zampaglione is an artist at 360 °, a volcano of ideas and insights, whether they are related to music, writing or cinema, as he also demonstrated during the lockdown with the release of the two horror short films Bianca and Bianca Phase 2 acclaimed by the public and by genre critics.

2021 is a special year: in october the new album Ho Cambiato Tante Case is released, full of preciuos collaborations like the one with Carmen Consoli in L'odore del Mare and the extraordinary participation of Alan Clark, keyboard player of Dire Straits, in Questa Terra Bellissima. The album contains the hits Cerotti, written with Gazzelle, Er Musicista with Franco126 and the new single Domenica, accompained by a special videoclip with friends and parents like Carlo Verdone and Claudia Gerini. At the same time, Tiromancino annunce the Ho Cambiato Tante Case Tour 2022 in italian theaters starting february 2022. 

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