Your name Ottone Pesante (Heavy Brass) remembers something strong like
a punch in the stomach, is it what you thought about?
means what we really do: “heavy metal” played with brass instruments and gives
an idea of the sound. This meets also very well
the definition you gave in your question !!
As I already told you i think your music has a greater
impact when you play live didn’t you think about publishing a live concert?
No I think
it’s too early we just started.
How did Ottone Pesante start and which are the
experiences of the musicians involved?
Pesante was born in 2015 officially the 1st November
2015 as our first EP was published.
We all had
many different experiences I give you some names of groups in a random order:
Junkfood, Calibro 35, Komara, Meteor, Mr.Gangster, Esecutori
di Metallo su Carta, Nero Capra.
play live how are you able to organize so many dates are you doing all by
yourself or do you have an external help?
moment we are doing it without any help as a necessity ( we didn’t find anyone
doing it) but also because speaking with other musicians we understood that if
you want something done it’s better you do it by yourself.
Which are Italian and World musicians you feel related
from a musical point of view?
would tell: Opeth, Katatonia, Meshuggah, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates,
a certain way to make extreme music with brass instruments: ZU and Jerseyband.
part to some projects of Enrico
Gabrielli your relationship depends on geographical proximity, common musical
interests or we can speak of real elective affinity?
live nearby we share some philosophies and we work well together since long so I believe we can speak about elective
your music as hard brass rock do you
consider your approach similar, obviously with different premises ,to the one
of Apocalyptica (Finnish band) who started to play hard rock with cellos?
Heavy Brass Metal, l'Hard Rock is not always the point...
share something with Apocalyptica. But we didn’t start from covers and our
approach is more extreme.
improvisation doesn’t have any role in your live sets or am I wrong?
has a very marginal role near to zero.
How do you
compose your pieces?
I write all
the pieces starting from the parts for trumpet and trombone with some general
indications for drums. Then in the practice room we shape and improve the
piece. It’s an old but quite fast process.
did you find some situations where you musical impact fully reached the goal?
also play abroad?
reached the goal. And the extraordinary thing is that this happened during Metal Festivals, Buskers Festivals,
Jazz Festivals and in alternative and pop clubs. Our music is quite
across the board !
We had some
dates in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
and we will be around Europe on our next tour.
We will see!
drummer beyond sustaining the rhythmics, quite an effort, feel like a soloist ?
think so, even he is the only one having a larger amount of freedom. I will ask
Do you have
many projects at the moment?
Off course ,
first of all the record coming out soon.
are many paths to be undertaken with our
music and we will try to do it at our best.
What do you
think of Italian alternative music scene of the moment, and do you think to be
part of it?
We are in
it at 100% and we think that there are many interesting groups which are also
successful abroad. Touring around Italy we came in contact we many
realities and I don’t speak only about bands but also festivals, associations,
organizers, clubs and so on. So
we feel quite hopeful about the future.