Marco Castelli New Organ Trio
Marco Castelli Mambo & Swing Band
Marco Castelli Small Ensemble
Company Il Posto/Vertical Dance


Marco Castelli - saxophones
Matteo Alfonso - organ
Marco Vattovani - drums/electronics

Listen Space Age on Spotify

It is, after all, always "the space age". From Galileo to Salgari or from Apollo 11 to Perseverance, the urge to imagine or explore other places in our reality has always been a necessity. In music, too, it is always "the space age". Imaging and exploring other places and newworlds is a state of artistic necessity which becomes nourishment, good "fuel", a state of the being that makes us live in a positive tension with music-making. In composing or improvising, this "lifeblood" is necessary to be effective and able to convey emotion. The aim of this album was originally to bring back the history and content of a few years of concerts, but, due to the forced stop brought on by the pandemic, it took on a different form. It was created through long streaming sessions - Marco Vattovani (my travel companion, not only as a drummer) in his Bunker Studio in Trieste and myself in Venice. Paradoxically, the 'suspended time' of quarantine projected us into research and exploration of other spaces. We worked by letting ideas flow freely, experimenting with solutions, playing with electronics and developing, thanks to the contribution of Matteo Alfonso at the Hammond, the possibility of a new sound for an Organ Trio.


Bandorkestra.55 conducted by Marco Castelli

Tommaso Bisiak-flute
Anfrea Monterosso - violin
Sandro Vilevich-trumpet
Alessandro Ceschia-sax
Sergio Tonello-sax
Piero Pieri-sax
Cristina Gerin-sax
Barbara Toso-sax
Donato Riccesi-sax
Emanuele Laterza-guitar
Giovanni Vianelli-piano
Stefano Lesini -bass
Marco Vattovani-drums

The basic assumption driving the BandOrkestra project is to make a permanent music laboratory, with changeable members and sound, and a dynamic work in progress.
The BandOrkestra.55 is not an usual Jazz Big Band, but a gathering of musicians playing a repertoire that moves freely between latin, swing, boogie, ska and ethnic music. The Band plays both original compositions and standards.
The BandOrkestra is a kind of modern Band, offering varied, energizing, entertaining performances.
The bandleader and conductor, the saxophonist Marco Castelli, drives the orchestra between arranged music and "controlled collective improvisations". The BandaOrkestra has been created in 2002 and resides in the "Casa della Musica" in Trieste - Italy.


MARCO CASTELLI Mambo & Swing Band

Marco Castelli sax
Paolo Vianello piano
Edu Hebling double-bass
Marco Vattovani drums

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listen to the radio of Marco Castelli Mambo & Swing Band

Marco Castelli skillfully leads a quartet of hot musicians. Lovers of Swing, Cha-cha and Mambo, virtuosos with a
penchant for entertainment and dance, they bring back the atmosphere and the excitement of the great parties of the 20s.
Their repertoire is ranging from Swing to Boogie and Boogaloo, from Ska, Reggae and Afro, to Latin orchestra sound.
The group enlivens parties at Cipriani's "Harry's Bar" and elsewhere since many years, with a driving sound, featuring
music by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Perez Prado, Louis Prima and others.


Marco Castelli alternates since many years jazz concerts and recordings with an activity of composer and performer of music for theatre, ballet, video, sound environment and multimedia performances.
The Marco Castelli Small Ensemble is the group used for such performances. It can range from solo sax and live electronics up to a 20 saxophones orchestra. It performs original music, always composed for specific occasions or on commission.
The Ensemble often jointly performs with the vertical dance company "Il Posto" led by Wanda Moretti, choreographer.
Among other projects in this area, Marco Castelli has composed music for videos and for theatre and he has collaborated with Alda Merini, poet, Paolo Puppa, playwright, Alessandro Baricco, Vitaliano Trevisan, writers.


Company Il Posto/Vertical Dance

Il Posto + Marco Castelli Small Ensemble
concept and choreography by Wanda Moretti
music for saxophone and live electronics by Marco Castelli

marco castelli danza verticale

The Vertical Dance Company Il Posto is a project conceived in 1994 by the choreographer Wanda Moretti and the musician Marco Castelli, and it is based on the interaction between dance, music and architecture.á Over the years the performance has developed into different choreographies on the fašades of buildings, bridges, towers, lighthouses, cloisters, historical palaces, but also theatres, museums and industrial buildings. Il Posto Company has taken part in important international festivals and events such as Singapore Arts Festival, International Festival Bangkok, La Defense Paris, Doha in Qatar, Paranà in Brazin, Kuopio in Finland, Gaborone in Botswana, Salonicco in Greece, Lugar a Danša in Lisbon, Silkeborg Performer House- Denmark, FoolsFestival in Belfast, Festival Des Arts Vivant 2009 in Rabat, Mittelfest in Italy , Roma in Scena etc

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