Alessandro Paganelli’s work “Nebula” is a floating, atmospheric tune that is not an overdone film score–rather, it has moments of true delicacy, intimacy, and poise...A true piece of contemporary classical music, it not only pairs acoustic and electronic instruments, but involves sound design and a wash of tone color. Composer'sToolbox
The track moves from grace to grace, weaving strings and piano around each other like a spinning loom. It's easy to get swept up in the grandeur, tension and resolution of this stately composition. Tom to the Weather Machine
Alessandro Paganelli is an Italian composer and guitarist based in Berlin.
His music deals with the individual’s search and self awareness. Classically trained (he studied guitar at the Maastricht Conservatorium, Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Accademia Chigiana in Siena), he welcomes in his compositions elements from all the present music genres creating unusual connections between the most diverse composers.
In 2017 he conceived his unique ensemble made of two violins, cello, piano and classical guitar which allows him with only five instrument to express all different kind of emotions through a vast palette of colors.
Paganelli manages to create music that speaks to everyone, where the main goal is to communicate a particular feeling or emotion to push the listener into an introspective journey: “When I compose, I always search for a key to access the place wherein a bridge between the sound and the listener is created, allowing communication between the composer, the performer and the audience: a conversation that goes beyond words and enables us to feel a reflection of ourselves through sound.”
Born from a musical family (his dad was the guitarist of Milva in the 70’s) Alessandro Paganelli started his musical studies taking guitar lessons, soon entering in the Conservatory of his town at the age of 11.
Willing to improve as a musician, he decided to leave Italy after his bachelor studies, embarking on a self discovery that still influences his music.
After a period dedicated to the study of Baroque music (in particular the music of Bach), it was in Berlin, where, while working as solo performer for different opera productions and various ensemble projects, he started experimenting with different music genres in order to find his own way of expressing his ideas through sounds.
This led to the release of two EPs, Drifting (2017) and Nebula (2018) followed by Momentum (2019), a piece for solo piano commissioned by the British label Mellotron (Ameritz Music).
His latest release is the full length Album "Sum", a collection of nine compositions about self introspection, released on March 2020.
Currently he is working on various project with different choreographers, including a commission by the New York based Ballet Company "Movement Head Quarters".