NAME: Enzo Caruso
PLACE: Milan, Italy
PREVIOUS BANDS: Panda, Macid, Magnetic Dream, Firehouse
Classic, rock and jazz music.Stravinskij, Bartok, Bach.John Lord’s and Keith Emerson’s organistic style about keyboards Dave Coverdale e Glenn Hughes about voice.
FIRST RECORD YOU BOUGHT: Burn (Deep Purple)
FIRST CONCERT YOU ATTENDED: Area’s
HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST INSTRUMENT:
Three years old, changing a little car of mine with the accordion of a friend
PLEASE LIST YOUR 10 FAVOURITE ARTISTS AND ALBUMS:
1) Burn (Deep Purple)
2) Led Zeppelin II (Led Zeppelin)
3) The eye of the beholder (Chick Corea)
4) Thick as a brick (Jethro Tull)
5) Fragile (Yes)
6) Arbeit macht frei (Area)
7) Heavy Weather (Weather Report)
8) Trilogy (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
9) A night at the opera (Queen)
PLEASE LIST WORKS YOU PLAYED ON:
Production of theatre soundtracksProduction of Contemporary Themes for Sports, Action and Movement (soundtracks for TV and cine productions), edited by NUOVA FONIT CETRA.Production of advertising spots e TV tracks for Fininvest-Mediaset holdingwith Firehouse: Firehouse, Labyrinthbetween last collaborations, the recent one with Dirty Hands (I played the piano and the Fender piano), a blues band that uses same production team of Miles Davis’s last works.
Private classic, then jazz and fusion studiesGreat polistrumentistic practice (bass, guitar, drums).Modern harmony, politonality and dodecaphonyFor the voice all the vocal techniques, above all the classic diaphragmatic one.
PLEASE LIST YOUR OWN FAVOURITE MUSICIANS AND HOW EACH OF THEM INFLUENCED YOUR PERFORMING/ COMPOSING STYLE:
I love the tematic semplicity that develops on a complex harmonic plot: cause of that I prefer Stravinskij than more romantic classic musicians. Surely J.Lord’s and K.Emerson’s organistic style are conclusive on my musical formation; therefore, I’ve always prefered contaminations than pure categories. Classic, jazz and rock music all together influenced my style of composition towards a modal, polimodal and politonal direction. My favourite school about improvisation and use of more complex scales is the Chick Corea’s one, above all in fusion arrangements than in the jazzistic ones. About the voice my principal teachers had been Dave Coverdale and Glenn Hughes: the first one, above all, helped me in understanding how I need to keep a voice as linear as possible in low and high registers; about the second one, I’ve always appreciated the kind of phrasing and the funky component of melodic lines. Finally, about the inspiration source of riff construction, most important names are Whitesnake, Dokken and Black Sabbath.
PLEASE LIST YOUR EQUIPMENT (Including and explaning customizing, effects, accessories, endorsments, etc.):
About digital sounds, I use a Roland keyboard as master, to pilot Roland, Yamaha and Ensoniq expanders; for analogical sounds I use two Korg synthetizers, a poliphonic one and a monophonic one (Ms 10), above all for the solo parts, and a Hammond keyboards, usually with valvolar preamplification to the most satured sounds. For the synthesis of analogical sounds I avail myself of indispensable help of our phonic Luca Martegani: he always have the solution for every kind of problem, and he realized some engines, and a midi analogical synthetizer with three oscillators (Sintetica Musica Machina SMM), that we used also to filter some sounds not necessarily of keyboards.
INFORMATION (personal information: favourite foods, literature, cinema, hobbies, sports, etc.):
Food: involtino primavera (chinese food)
Drink:red wine (Barolo)
Cinema: Woody Allen’s movies
Hobby: reading Donald Duck’s comics
Sports: Jogging, alpine hoking, free climbing and mountain bike.