I have collected these six tonal tunes as "ecliptic" because, despite the wide period of time that separates them (1977-2001), they express an original feeling of the guitar that has always coexisted with the most different aspects of my compositional activity.
Stelle di Sifnos evokes enchanted nights on the Aegean.
Ermete is an impromptu for a poet, a friend, author of the watercolor on the cover.
Rain on the Menam comes from a journey on the great Thai river.
Ardgillan Castle is an Irish manor from whose rose gardens the park throws an emerald parable to the sea.
Izumitamagawa memory, on the Japanese theme 'Sakura', takes its name from the railway station near which I lived in Tokyo.
The Subterraneans, in open E minor tuning, is the oldest. After reading the novel by Jack Kerouac from which it takes its title, I dreamed of the writer scrambling for a muddy path, accompanied by music that I remembered when I woke up like this, like I have been playing since then.
(Milan, September 2017)