Holidays are not only physical movements, but also mental journeys, whose main features are perpetual changes, a peculiarity of life itself. Holidays and Journey become metaphores of an open-mindedness to the whole world and to its many, different cultures, to the endless variety of colours and flavours of the great, incredible adventure that is called life.
Speed, movement, distorsion of reality, light and energy: these subjects are more than actual today, if we consider our ultrakinetic, multimedia society, where computers, smartphones and tablets allow us to travel at a speed which could not be imagined until few decades ago.
Live performances take place in the setting of an exhibition with Claudio Valente (vocals and synth), Simone Chivilò (guitar and sequences) and Virginio Bellingardo (drums and percussions). Sometimes, two other musicians, Piero Trevisan (bass) and Tiziano Valente (saxophone), join the band as well.
From rock to electronics, to acoustic balladry, in search of suggestions of lights, colours, visions and movement: a "Futuriste" attitude in the use of the speed of rock'n'roll is alternated, sometimes, to a more lyrical and introspective mood.
Better go while it's still fun
17 Miles Drive
The band takes its name from a song included in the 1980 Venetian new wave compilation "Samples Only", performed and written by Kitsch Putsch, alias singer and producer Massimo Filippi, who published this ante-litteram influential album for his own label, Art Retrò Ideas; this was one of the first italian new-wave independent labels, which also published the records of Art Déco, an electro-wave band that, on those days, had Claudio Valente as lead singer and songwriter.
For Holidays Futurisme's first album "Venice to Venice (foggy days, sunny nights)" Claudio Valente has written and composed many new songs in english language going back to his rock and new wave roots.
The live performance boasts visuals by the photographer Marzia Dal Gesso; during the show, light beams are projected on the musicians and recorded by her cameras by using lightpainting techniques.
"Radio Silence" is the first single taken from the album and will be released on the 1st of october 2013 on iTunes and all digital stores and accompanied by a videoclip directed by Valeria Cruceli for Malefica Productions. It is a tough rock song which conveys strong criticism against the "radio silence" which, in a paradoxical way, deafen us with its roar made of artistic paucity and attacks us with the gloomy colours of a generalized cultural flattening.
The 70's Radio, meant as an instrument of adventurous discovery of new music and of nonconformist information, seems to have almost disappeared; in its place, only the great networks that, with all their noise, offer a distressing cultural silence, a spiritual desert in which enthusiast speakers yell in their mics all the time in order to celebrate the latest phenomenon spitted out of the toasters of talent shows. Just a RADIO SILENCE.
The photographs which enrich this webpage and the artwork of the first Holydays Futurisme's album are by photographer Marzia Dal Gesso; the other pics are from live concerts from friends and fans.
The subjects "holidays" and "journeys" are put up as coloured adventures of the soul and of the mind, inner trips, movement of ideas and not only of the body, at a speed which is different from the frantic speed of our modern society, which seems to consume everything without appreciating nothing of what is rapidly donwloaded from the web directly to the brain, without even reaching the soul.
Frantic modern life is the faithful mirror of one of the favoured subjects of Futurism, speed, which is fully expressed by rock and pop music.
From rock to electro-wave, to acoustic balladry: different musical and textual languages (satire and realism, but also introspective poetry).
April 10th, 2014
Starting at 9 pm, "Holidays Futurisme featuring Mr. Campanelli" live at "AL VAPORE", via Fratelli Bandiera 8 Marghera
June 10th, 2014
Starting at 8 pm, "4 Music Lovers: Holidays Futurisme" live on CIRCUS stage (indoor area) at Festival Estate Village 2014, Parco San Giuliano, Mestre (VE)
October 18th, 2014
Starting at 9 pm, live special event "SAMPLES ONLY 2.0" - Claudio Valente will perform two songs from the Art Dèco repertoire, his first band, which marked the beginning of his musical adventure in the New Wave movement. Several bands from that period will perform their music, together on the same stage for the first time ever. Don't miss it!More information