What is noise?
Noise is a sound that everyone has to deal with, and that certainly has its charm. But here, in Tivoli, I feel like I can participate in the creation of the noise that surrounds me, while in Rome I felt totally passive.
Village Life is a new step on your way as a composer / performer of original music. In the meanwhile, people go crazy for cover songs.
It's a symptom of the confusion we live in, where there's no before and no after. And the more we feel confused, the more we need to be reassured by something we already know, something easy. A faded copy of point A is fine.
Isn't it a case of fake art?
Fake is not just a fact related to news or information: today fake is human existence, because people raise their mediocrity to absolute language, without asking themselves a single question. Everyone has his truth to assert with extreme certainty, from food to medical care to art, while doubt is a sublime thought (if it does not limit action). Doubt is necessary to evolve, to move away from the famous point A. If people instead put themselves in a fixed, rigid and static point, then they can only share the repetition of something that already exists: again, a faded copy of point A. But I think it is a passing phenomenon, and destined to run out.
I don't know if it's destined to run out. I believe that a limited approach to knowledge in the long run will make us more limited. In a physical comparison, I would say that after staying at home for two months, it will be difficult for anybody to go out and take a walk of only 200 meters. Our brain needs to be trained, like everything else.
What would you like to suggest to a young person?
About certainties, Money topic. Lots of clicks, lots of money.
I've always lived trying to get by with the minimum necessary to live, but I cannot give more importance to money than to a thought, a project. Besides, I don't think that clicks make content producers really rich, while most of the money is put in the pockets of very few people, those who invented the platforms hosting contents. Anyway, I wouldn't be able to post something to make money, it's an existential conduct that doesn't belong to me.
What's your wish?
Specifically related to the guitar world, I hope that this glorification of the copy, this reference parameter of the confusion between technique and art, and this craving for pennies on the internet will finally end. I don't want to feel alone forever, but I cannot devote all my life to the ultimate goal of buying a house, or an extra guitar, or a bigger car that I don't even fucking know where to park. These are just things, not ideas.
Pino, are you saying that the guitar must be original, but the music must not?
Exactly. The instrument must be original, must have many strings, many necks, must be built in absolutely fine woods, must be inlaid in a very exclusive way, so that its owner actually has a unique and unrepeatable object. What is he then going to do with that instrument, that's just an accessory. Yes, it is an extraordinary paradox, on which I would invite everyone to reflect on: we try to invent very original instruments to reproduce music that already exists, that is a copy.
So, the means became the end, and the end became the means.
Right. But it will pass. Don't know when, but it will pass.