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The Happening releases new album, “Miles Away from America”

The Happening – “Miles Away from America”

https://thehappeningmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

About 17 years ago I watched a film that impacted my life enormously and completely shifted my approach to music (and the meaning behind it). This movie was “1 Giant Leap” by Jamie Catto & Duncan Bridgeman. I made it my mission to meet with them and so I did: I met with Jamie a few years later in New York – since then we became good friends and worked on some interesting projects together around the world, just like how it’s supposed to be… ✨

After some time,  Jamie invited me to be a part of The Happening, an eclectic gathering of musicians from all over the world meeting in a different place everytime to spend time together and create freely, creating spontaneous music from the heart. This album is the beautiful result of one of these gatherings , it has been recorded live in a very old monastery’s rectory near Stonehenge in England – we all setup in a circle in the great hall, improvising, writing and recording this musical Polaroid, inspired by a distant image of a dream about America.

Enjoy this “behind the scene” little gem by Alex Forster: https://vimeo.com/19701486

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The Happening – “Miles Away from America” (L to R) Dave Randall, Renaud-Gabriel Pion, Simone Giuliani, Jamie Catto, Alex Forster, Simone White, Matt Webb

Thank you Jamie for creating the space for this to happen, you magical genius!

Thank you to all my fellow music nomads involved, here’s who they are so you can check their other projects too:

Jamie Catto – Vocals

Alex Forster – Guitars, Percussion and Synth

Simone Giuliani – Keyboards

Renaud-Gabriel Pion – Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute and EWI

Dave Randall – Guitars

India Rose – Backing Vocals

Matt Webb – Double Bass

Simone White – Lead vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Sam Pelly – Photography

Enjoy and buy it!
https://thehappeningmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

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Carly Paoli with London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road

IMG_9389Hello everybody,

recently I have been working with a great artist named Carly Paoli on her forthcoming new album which we recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road studios in London. This has been an incredible experience as you can imagine…

Carly is a super talented mezzo-soprano and her latest song Ave Maria already reached No.2 in the UK iTunes charts as well as being chosen as the official song for Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year.

Working alongside composer Mº Romano Musumarra, William Ross and Walter Afanasieff has been a real blessing, not to mention extraordinary lyricist Grant Black and the great crew at Abbey Road: Andrew Dudman, John Barrett, Simon Gibson and all the incredible players from the London Symphony Orchestra.

And of course Arianna Teoh, Liz Hetherington, Judith Bérard, Kevin Timelli, Chris Clayton and the man behind all this, Abiah Music‘s founder and visionaire Francis Yeoh.

I’m looking forward to share with all of you Carly’s music with the London Symphony. In the meantime here are some images from the recording sessions

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Carly Paoli at Abbey Road, Studio One

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Getting ready for the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road, Studio One

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Mº Romano Musumarra and Carly Paoli with the London Symphony Orchestra

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Andrew Dudman, Francis Yeoh, Romano Musumarra, Simone Giuliani, William Ross, 1st Violin Carmine Lauri

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Walter Afanasieff, William Ross and Carly Paoli

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Andrew Dudman and Simone Giuliani at work with the London Symphony Orchestra

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Simone Giuliani, Andrew Dudman, John Barrett – Abbey Road, Studio One

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Funky Intercom

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Simone Giuliani at the legendary Studio Two, Abbey Road

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William Ross and Carly Paoli

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Recording London Symphony Orchestra – Grant Black, Simone Giuliani, Andrew Dudman

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Andrew Dudman, Simone Giuliani, Romano Musumarra – Abbey Road, Studio One

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Score editing!

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Arianna Teoh, William Ross, Simone Giuliani, Romano Musumarra

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Mastering Carly Paoli album with Simon Gibson at Abbey Road

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Producers Arianna Teoh and Grant Black

 

Let’s Come Together and Sing for Change

Hello world,

a while ago my talented friend Jihae had the idea to start a beautiful initiative to help the overwhelming global refugees crisis in most continents through music, I was very happy to contribute and help producing this project along with Oscar-winner score producer Teese Gohl.

Now it’s a reality: Let’s Come Together is an interactive musical peace movement to activate the public’s participation in supporting UNHCR and NGOs in their fight for human rights in the midst of a global refugee crisis through the power of music.

Every week starting November 5th 2015 until December 7th, a group or a choir will perform “Let’s Come Together” and record the video of the performance to share on social media. The Putney School in Vermont has already launched the project with Jihae and Teese a few days ago.

We invite you to do the same! You don’t have to be a singer or a musician to participate, just gather your tribe of friends and sing.

Share a video recording of your version of “Let’s Come Together” on http://www.facebook.com/LetsComeTogether7 with hashtags #SaveRefugees #LetsComeTogether #UNHCR


LET’S COME TOGETHER

Words & Music by JiHAE
Arrangement by Teese Gohl
Production by Simone Giuliani and Teese Gohl

Let’s come together in one harmony
Let’s come together as one family
Since only love can heal the world
Let’s plant love and hope in every boy and girl

Let’s come together as one heart and soul
To brighten the weather and to break the mold
Since only love can heal the world
Let’s plant love and hope in every boy and girl

Come let’s come together for everyone’s freedom across the lands
Oh let hope overflow from the cold river to our loving hands

Let’s come together and sing a new song
A song full of laughter, a song of joy
Since only love can heal the world
Let’s plant love and hope in every boy and girl
Together we can heal the world
Let’s plant love and hope in every boy and girl

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On Dec 7, 2015 we are inviting people of all ages, races, nationalities and voices across the globe to gather together and sing at a public place in your town. Be sure to post  the time and location of your singing gathering on: www.facebook.com/LetsComeTogether7

Please also visit Jihae’s ‘Causes’ page for a lot of useful information about the refugee crisis and more details about this project.

“We don’t choose the place we are born, just as we don’t choose to live where natural disaster strikes. If we turn our backs on innocent children and families that have been stripped of everything but their lives, can we expect the world to do anything different if misfortune befalls us?

Each time the international community chooses to ignore international law due to fear and xenophobia, our civilization deteriorates further. If we use race and religion as a reason to ignore people’s right to freedom, can we expect others to do anything different to us?”

– Jihae

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MOMENT NYC | A visiting music history program for New York City schools

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Our organization MOMENT NYC (The Meaning of Music and Entertainment in NYC) created an education program dedicated to bringing the rich history of New York’s music to city schools through presentations, performances, and events.

Music created in New York City has reached and influenced nearly every corner of the globe. Our mission is to celebrate, preserve, and support the diversity, heritage, and musical communities of this city, and to educate and inspire future generations. 

From the Lenape Indians to Tin Pan Ally, Be Bop and Broadway, from Salsa and Punk Rock to Hip Hop and Opera, from the Brill Building, The Apollo and Lincoln Center to Folk music, from the present day and everything in between… MOMENT NYC takes young students on a journey through the musical history of New York City.

MOMENT NYC wants to bring this exciting local music history program to your school. Please contact us at info@momentnyc.org to find out how.

Music exposure has been proven to benefit developing minds and is something every child should experience. Help us bringing music history live in New York public schools!

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Monday Michiru: Zanzibar/Brasilified – New 12″ remixes by Louie Vega, 4MuLA, Yukihiro Fukutomi

Monday Michiru Zanzibar/Brasilified 12" Remixes by Louie Vega, 4MuLA, Yukihiro Fukutomi

Monday Michiru Zanzibar/Brasilified 12″ Remixes by Louie Vega, 4MuLA, Yukihiro Fukutomi – SIDE A

Hello world,

I’m very pleased to announce the release of new exclusive remixes for Monday Michiru on vinyl, released worldwide by Hydra Records.  I’m psyched to share remixer & producer credits on this gorgeous 12″ with Louie Vega and Yukihiro Fukutomi.

Louie needs no introduction: his history with Masters at Work and Nuyorican Soul is nothing short than legendary and I really dig his latest outfit Elements of Life.

He remixed Zanzibar, a track that I originally produced for Monday’s record “Brasilified” – I was thrilled to play piano and keyboards on this remix, since I also love the original version written by the great Brazilian master Edu Lobo.

Monday Michiru Zanzibar/Brasilified 12" Remixes by Louie Vega, 4MuLA, Yukihiro Fukutomi - SIDE B

Monday Michiru Zanzibar/Brasilified 12″ Remixes by Louie Vega, 4MuLA, Yukihiro Fukutomi – SIDE B

4MuLA – my electronic music/remixer/mad hatter alter-ego, is going Brazilian all the way with the Brasilified Bomba Samba Remix, already getting some great buzz from Japan!

Yukihiro Fukutomi is a producer/DJ from Japan with a very elegant approach, he worked with some of my favorite acts in the broken beat and future-jazz scene, true pioneers: Kyoto Jazz Massive (partners in crime with Monday Michiru since way back) and Jazztronik among others. He gave his cool spin to Brasilified, the title track from Monday’s record.

Check out the remixes and get your copy HERE

Enjoy!

Italian troubadour Peppe Voltarelli remixed by 4MuLA!


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gets remixed by 4MuLA!

‘Scarpe Rosse Impolverate’ (Dusty Red Shoes) by Italian Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 1.21.18 PMtroubadour/cantautore Peppe Voltarelli is re-imagined in an Electro-Swing Remix by New York producer Simone Giuliani also known as 4MuLA.

The busy Italian chansonier/author/actor kicks off his debut tour of Chile, supporting the release with 4 concert dates running from November 28th thru December 3rd followed by more shows in Luxembourg, Italy and Germany. 

For more information check out Peppe’s site: http://www.peppevoltarelli.com

What is Music today? Simone’s interview on ‘LOVE FOR’

Hello everyone,

hope you all had a fantastic summer. I’m happy to be back in New York after my trip abroad and happy to cherish an unforgettable experience -my first time- in Japan, working there with… (more news on the next post!)

This time I’d like to give a shout-out to the friends at LOVE FOR Magazine, Simone Polga and DOGTROT for inviting me to be a part of a cool project exploring Music, Design, Food and Fashion in our modern times.

You can check out my interview here or just click on the image below

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Simone Giuliani interviewed for LOVE FOR – ‘What is Music today?’

The LOVE FOR interview series gathers many other talented friends from allover the world: Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Mauro Refosco (Atoms for Peace), Richard Julian, Rosita Késs, Saturnino, Riccardo Onori, Giuliano Palma, Max Pani and more…

Stay tuned for more news and projects ~ thanks, as always, for being a part of my musical world.

Love,
Simone