Alessio Pianelli | Sulla Quarta

« A landscape in a cave,
adamantine water flowing
underneath, strings and metal.
Guts, soft as rocks.
Nightmares are dreams

“Sulla Quarta” is the second album in Alessio Pianelli‘s exploration of the six solo cello Suites by J.S. Bach, which doubles as a voyage both of discovery and self-discovery, including lesser-known 20th-century works as well as Pianelli’s own works, reflecting on the emotional and intellectual challenges which Bach’s writing poses to musicians and listeners alike.

Cello (also doubling on track 11, ‘Sulla Quarta’): Alessio Pianelli

Music by: Alessio Pianelli (‘Sulla Quarta’, track 11), Johann Sebastian Bach (‘Cello Suite Nr. 4, BWV 1010’, tracks 5-10), Giovanni Sollima (‘The Songlines’, tracks 1-4).
Album produced by Gianluca Cangemi & Luca Rinaudo
co-executive producer: Danilo Romancino

Recorded by Luca Rinaudo and Gianluca Cangemi at Zeit Studio, Palermo (Italy)
Mixed and mastered by Luca Rinaudo at Zeit Studio, Palermo (Italy)

Art direction, photography and design by Antonio Cusimano/