“Esperanto” was born from an idea of Luca Falomi, a young and eclectic acoustic guitarist and composer, and from his collaboration with Riccardo Barbera, double bass player and multifaceted and creative composer.
The name of the project is inspired by the name that was given to an international language created in the late 1800s by the fusion of languages of Latin, Romance, Germanic, Slavic and Eastern origins.
Literally Esperanto means “hope”: the hope of making peoples dialogue, trying to create understanding and peace thanks to the use of a simple and expressive second language, belonging to all humanity and not to a single people. A language that values minor idioms otherwise destined for extinction.
The artistic link between Falomi and Barbera, both composers of great sensitivity who have always been interested in sound research and musical contamination, led them to collaborate on their respective record works (“Sober” by Luca Falomi and “Aymara” by Riccardo Barbera, both published from the label “Old Mill Records”) and to compose together original material, the result of a common musical vision, similar artistic experiences and a natural synergy. Together with them Rodolfo Cervetto, elegant and sensitive musician able to complete everything with the sound of his drums.
Their language is author’s instrumental music in which, as in Esperanto, different languages meet, from jazz to world music through experimental and avant-garde music. Melody and improvisation find their space within compositions that distance themselves from clichés and synthesize sound words and musical worlds.