MANUELE MONTESANTI // Making Music
My musical adventure started as a game when, in 1985, my parents bought me a beautiful “toy”: a piano. I had classical training at the National Academy of St Cecilia in Rome, but I remember it was a very hard experience… and only after realizing that my world was a little bit different from everything I had studied until then, I decided to fully dedicate myself to synthesizers and to the “modern vision” of my piano… So I specialized in Jazz/Contemporary Piano, Harmony, Comping, Composition and Arrangement at UM “Università della Musica di Roma”. I am a “pianist, keyboardist, programmer and sound designer”. Today, I work as “session man” (live&studio), arranger, sound designer and demonstrator both for musical productions (soundtracks, video games, apps, etc.) and for the development and the promotion of software and hardware products such as Yamaha Synthesizer, Native Instruments, Novation, IK Multimedia, AudioThing etc. I am a teacher and founder of my website lezionipianoforte.net. Drift-Lab is my musical project: I produce the music I want with who I want.