Vittorio Catalano

Soprano sax, “ciaramella”, bagpipe, traverse flute, ethnic flutes, classical guitar, vocals

 

His musical formation is developed through the study of classical guitar and, later, through the study of wind instruments, especially the flute, the saxophone and the « ciaramella ».

 Eclectic musician and arranger of refined sensibility, he is also manufacturer of « ciaramelle » and wind instruments of the folk tradition.

From 1992 to 1996, he worked for the Cultural Cooperative Agricantus within different educational projects (musical animation, concert-conferences) held in middle and high schools in the region of Sicily.

In 1992, he co-founded the World Music band TAMMORRA, in which he used very personal improvisation techniques to express himself. Together with the band Tammorra, he made numerous tours in Europe and produced two CDs: « Ballu Tunnu » (autoproduced in 1995) and « Sali » (Bieber record's, Germany - 2000).

Subsequently, with the Sicilian singer and songwriter Salvatore Meccio, he participated at the World music projects “Ballarò” and “Bandakaleido” and the shows “Una Rosa per Natale" and "Canti siculi a proposito dell'amore", where his artistic creativity characterizes the development of the melody in the music.

He worked with the “Teatro D’Opera dei Pupi Siciliani” - Giacomo Cuticchio for the shows "Il Brigante Musolino" and "I Vespri Siciliani".

Since 2008 he has been involved in the projects "Capodiavolo" and "Zio Birillo" in 2010 with Alessandro Benvenuti.

Since 2009 he has partecipated in the musical projects "Canti Erranti" and "Alabastro Euforico", both produced by the Cultural Cooperative Society “Materiali Sonori”.

In 2011 he took part in the musical project "Camicia Rossa", also produced by the “Materiali Sonori”.