Sebastiano Meloni, pianist, lives in Cagliari, Italy, where he teaches secondary school Italian, History & Geography. He graduated from the Conservatoire in Cagliari with a degree in Jazz Music. While at the conservatoire, he also studied classic and contemporary piano, composition and music theory.

He has played and recorded with Tony Oxley, Paul Dunmall, Roberto Dani, Mark Sanders, Achille Succi and sardinian musicians Adriano Orrù, Roberto Pellegrini, Riccardo Pittau, Sebastiano Dessanay, Nicola Cossu, Massimo “Maso” Spano, Roberto Migoni, Massimo Tore, Simona Bandino and Alessandro Garau.

“My music is completely improvised; I only composed a few themes for the CD “Dialogues”. I am not interested in any kind of meaning apart from that which can be derived from musical expression. I try to uncover what music can express in itself, as well as the emotions we could convey with atonal free improvisations.

I often decide which forms, sounds, timbres, or registers I am going to explore ahead of time. My purpose is to make atonal improvisation a compositional language, which means strict rules and attention to form. At the same time, I seek to preserve the inherent joy in the musical discovery that comes with instantaneous composition”.

Sebastiano Meloni