Manuel Zito begins playing piano at the age of five. In 2002, he also dedicated himself to listen and play “non-classical” music too. He graduates at the Conservatory “S. Pietro a Majella” of Naples in 2012 and starts to play with different band around Italy. He startes to study Composition for soundtrack and attends “Music for film Lab” in July 2017 at Experimental Cinematographic Center (CSC) of Rome. His passion for Nordic-European music (Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson, Nils Frahm) leads him to record his first album at the “Sundlaugin Studio” in Mosfellsbær (Iceland) in August 2017, Sigur Ros’ recording studio. It’s released on 27th April 2018. He started to collaborate with Sondehouse Label and he’s included in Recollection Vol 1, 2 and 3, featuring internationally recognized artists.
The first work “Fernweh” takes the listener on an exciting journey into the genre of modern classical music with all its melancholic facets.
“Fernweh takes care of the listener right from the start but does not guide him, if anything accompanies him along the tracks, a bit like the discreet friend who is a step back and hopes to see you take the right way.”
“Fernweh combines the piano standards with electronics leading Neoclassical in a time closer to us, and along with many others in an unexplored musical universe.”