Gian Paolo Fontani 


Gian Paolo Fontani was born in La Spezia on 1983 February 12th. From an early age he feeds a passion for music. In 1999, he begins to ‘play’ with music with a simple software on PlayStation. He starts to get into the music world in 2005, switching to Mac and using Logic, a well-known music production software. After so many years of study and attempts, in 2012 enters into the production world, using the pseudonym ‘Il Viaggiatore’ with the Gamepad Records independent label, debuting with the single ‘Anima’, containing three electronic tracks. One year later, Gian Paolo releases EP ‘Fotogrammi Di Vita’, a mini collection of unpublished tracks. The path of Gian Paolo is colored by other projects, including another single titled ‘Rinascita’ in May 2012 and a few months later, in November, the album ‘Ali Di Azzurro’, containing 20 songs. In Gamepad Records, Gian Paolo continues to produce other tracks and various remixes of songs by other producers. His tracks are placed in various compilations. In 2013 Gian Paolo produces the single ‘Melancholy’ on Italo Rumble Digital independent label, managed by the producer Salvatore De Rubis. He continues to work for both labels and in September of 2014, after a brief stop, Gian Paolo leaves ‘Il Viaggiatore’ pseudonym and he signs with his real name, he produces the single ‘Spirit’ with the orchestral introduction produced by Ruben Paganelli, a well-known musician, arranger and composer who also worked in Media Records alongside Gigi D’Agostino. The 2015 is surrounded by a variety of productions that Gian Paolo produces on its own digital label. In February 2016 Gian Paolo sets up the Fountains Records label. Time will tell…

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« Non vedo quasi più niente, quindi disegno solo le cose che ricordo. Ho un grosso touch screen, lavoro vedendo col poco di periferico che ancora colgo. Faccio disegni rotti e sproporzionati, però hanno una loro poesia. Poi mando tutto a mio figlio Michele che li edita e li colora. Li firmiamo insieme e funzionano. Il cervello ha delle capacità di sopperire ai guai fisici che non riuscite a immaginare. La notte mi capita di pensare ai disegni che devo fare e mi accorgo che la mano destra si muove da sé, inconsciamente. E mi meraviglio. »

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