What is my idea of happiness? Happiness is Love and Freedom to think, move and act.
What is my greatest fear? Being alone and not being able to be near the people I love and care about.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My constant feeling of survival.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? My Grand Father, Vince Giordano, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Arturo O’Farrill, Dave Taylor, Ed Neumeister, Tyrone Cox, Fred Thomas.
What is my greatest extravagance? Choosing to be a professional musician and not having what is considered as a normal job.
On what occasion would I lie? I don’t really know…maybe if somebody could be in life danger because of what is considered as truth, with assuming the consequences of a lie.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Sloppyness and non professionalism.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Till now, the 4 years I spent in NYC as Freelance BassTrombone player and jazzman, making jazz music alive.
If I could, what would I change about myself? Being less approximative and more confident.
What is my greatest achievement in work? Making it as a full time musician in NYC and being able to play the music I love with the people who made it.
Where would I most like to live? New York City, as it used to be.
What is my most treasured possession? My Bass Trombone, if you talk about material. For the rest , my Family and the Love we all care with us.
Thank you for the beautiful pictures Carla Ricevuto
What is my most marked characteristic? Empathy
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The seaside
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? In New York it was definitely the Fat Cat to drink and to eat it was Joe’s Ginger in Chinatown.
What books influenced my life and how? “La Horde du Contrevent” from Alain Damasio, its a SciFi book telling the story of a Team who try to find the origin of the Wind in a imaginary world. The book inspires me mainly for the research on something that you cannot touch or see cou[led with the unstoppable feeling of being alive and fight for survivance “Hagakure” which is a compilation of the teachings of Jocho Yamamoto, its a samurai code basically…this one is for the sense of Honour and dignity in Life. “Pendulum of Foucault” from Umberto Eco, for the connection between Music and Life.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I would like to listen to “Spiritual” from John Coltrane or Apollon Musagete Suite from Stravinsky, or Money Jungle for Ellington Roach and Mingus…it is pretty hard to choose only one music !
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I always had a knack for Batman.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Nikola Tesla, Duke Ellington, Prince, Charles Mingus, Vince Giordano,John Cale,David Bowie, Alan Goldworthy, Lucio Fontana, my Father, Carla Ricevuto.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? GhostDog.
What role plays art in my life and work? My all life is dedicated to arts…and even more now that I am married to an Art Curator
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? To me it means that whatever you chose to do , you are first responsible of how you do it or at least assuming your choices whatever or wherever they bring you.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My wife.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020? Simon Denizart, Kalun Leung, Julia Patinella, Dustin Carlson, Felix Del Tredici, Pastors of Muppets.
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2020? Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Claude Césaire and the ones mentioned above.
What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? I am looking forward getting back to work as musician and starting to teach music in the Caraibs where I found super interesting job, with a focus on studying traditional music and culture from the Island of Martinique.
Where can you see me or my work in 2020? For now, the most updated way to see my work is my Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGMlbPET-RwE-Gxel-ZfrOg
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The research and quest is more important than the result…for long term !
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Simon Denizart, Julia Patinella, Dustin Carlson, Kalun Leung, Nikki Holck,Michael Sarian,Gabriel Kaplan, Kaori Kiki Nakajima, Tyrone Cox,Achilles Liarmakopoulos.
Bass Trombone , Low Brass Instruments , Composer , Arranger