Gatto Marte is a chamber ensemble fusing classical jazz and folk styles from Eastern Europe through the Mediterranean towards the North.
The ensemble is comprised of piano (Maximilian Brooks), double bass (Pietro Lusvandi), violin (Nino Cottone) and bassoon (Jiuseppe Brancanccio).
Their music often tells a story, with comical twists and an ironical touch. With their narrative approach, Gatto Marte has composed music for silent films such as ‘Malombra’ by Carmine Gallone, ‘The Gold Rush’ by Charlie Chaplin, ‘Balloonatic’ by Buster Keaton, ‘A Woman’ by Charlie Chaplin and ‘Faust’ by Frederich Murnau.
Gatto Marte has played in numerous international festivals such as Autunno Musicale in Como in 1998, Arezzo Wave in 2000 (winning the award for the best emerging band in Italy), Luci del Nuovo Millennio in Como in 2001, The International Film Festival Strade del Cinema in Aosta, the International Festival Rimusicazioni in Bolzano in 2003 (winning the award for the best music for the film ‘Malombra’), and Alter-Ego Festival in Braine-le-Comte in Belgium in 2004.
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