Mauro Lazzaretto

About me

Merano, Italy

Hello everybody! I am an italian musician, singer-songwriter and producer. I built my musical background on very different genres because of my curiousness, which makes me search for the beauty of diversity, in music, arts and mankind. I've been playing in different bands and projects, from rock to funk, from italian folklore to electro-pop and country. I mostly produce acoustic folk and rock blues records but I recently expanded my experience in electronic music too. I play piano, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, bass, accordion and analog synthesizers. I'm really glad to join this community to enlarge my musical horizons!

Cultural background

  • Italy

Project Music

Maisha_Life

Conflict between family and friends is sometimes caused by unnecessary circumstances. We are better off building each other. Pay less attention to the negative talk and focus more on positive thoughts, talk and gestures

  • African
  • Asian
  • Fusion
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Bass guitar
  • Kyl-Kobyz / Kobyz
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe
Earth Tell My Eager Hands
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  • Creativity Award
  • Album Track

This song is about one of the most archaic symbiosis between human mankind and the earth. The peasants humble plea to his lands, ready to work with his hands and in his sweat. I started with piano and voice building the structure and atmosphere of the song. Mauro came up with the arrangement, based on electronic grooves, sampling different objects to recreate the sound of working the land. Natalie gave trumpet parts, lightening up the mood of the plea in an almost New Orleans marching band spirit. Msafiri wrote a poem in his language.

  • African
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Neo-Soul
  • R&B / Soul
  • Vocal
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Sampler
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Tanzania
  • United States of America
Hymn

This song is written and produced by Mauro Lazzaretto. It is a contribution of the singer Sharon Ben-Zadok, who interpreted the lyrics with immense care and added a Mantra in Sanskrit, the flautist Sandro Friedrich and the traditional secrets and knowledges of the sarangi-player Yuji Nakagawa. It allowed to create a new blend of many identities. The song is about endless ways our planet is speaking to us and our impossibility to hear that voice, unless we open our mind and not just our ears. A warning, but also a hymn of hope.

  • Electronic
  • Indian
  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Classical guitar
  • Sarangi
  • Berimbao
  • Drum machine
  • Udu
  • Occorso flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Switzerland

No submissions for project Beyond Music Project Volume 1.