Inspired by Erik Satie.
- AMBIENT SONATA
Inspired by Harold Budd.
- LES FLEURS DU MAEL
Inspired by Ronald Mael.
Silvio Capeccia's passion for music started very early; in 1972, at fifteen-years old, he founded with his friend Enrico Ruggeri the college band “Champagne Molotov” which introduced Italy to the original songs of Roxy Music, Sparks and Velvet Underground. The band soon changed its name to “ Decibel “ and was successful in 1980 at the Festival di Sanremo with the hit “Contessa”.
In the following years, Decibel toured Italy with live concerts and did magazine interviews and television broadcastings. The album “Vivo da re” was released and included five songs written by Silvio Capeccia.
After Ruggeri’s departure for his solo career, Decibel recorded two albums: the electronic “Novecento” produced by Alessandro Colombini and Mauro Paoluzzi, and the new age “Desaparecida” produced by Shel Shapiro and Marco Zanoni, published by Mp3.com (see www.decibelmusic.com).
Once he got a Marketing degree at Milan Bocconi University, Silvio finished his parallel piano and composition studies and finally the amazing journey in the ambient music world began. His works have been released on Amazon/ Itunes/ Spotify ; they are performed in various artistic settings such as art galleries, multimedia events and wellness resorts.
He played piano live at Milan Teatro Blu with Enrico Ruggeri and in 2010 made a guest appearance at Ruggeri’s performance during the 60th Festival di Sanremo.
Recently Silvio Capeccia composed the eight tracks of “Psychoacoustic brain power”. In this project, by the musical therapist Fulvio Muzio, the listener is progressively drawn into a deep state of relaxation (see Home page News). In 2017 the band Decibel comes back with Enrico Ruggeri, Fulvio Muzio and Silvio Capeccia: Sony Music releases the new albums "Noblesse oblige" and "L'Anticristo", followed by live tours.
Here is a web review of Capeccia’s music: “...his piano pieces tickle senses and pull on heartstrings, his peaceful music places your mind in a tranquil state”.
ERIK SATIE it is not a question of Satie's relevance, he is indispensable ... HAROLD BUDD a far and mellow piano, notes wrapped in 1000 echoes ... RONALD MAEL the legendary Sparks: ragtime, operetta and Marlene Dietrich ...
In the early 1970s the English musician Brian Eno described “ambient music” as a kind of instrumental and unobtrusive music, which slowly spreads in the air to blend with the environment in the location where it is played.
An art exhibition, a multimedia performance, a theatre monologue, increases its aesthetic quality with the right musical support. . Nowadays ambient music is not only a relevant frame for artistic settings. Studying activities, reading at home as well as relaxing in a wellness resort are modern situations in which this music opens a wide space to think.
From the technical point of view, ambient music is characterised by some features such as soft sounds, slow moving melodies, repetitive musical phrases and harmonic quietness. The final result is a sense of spaciousness and depth, a gentle atmosphere inviting the listener in rather than pushing itself upon him.
This concept of music as a drifting continuum suggests a comparison with other arts. Piet Mondrian, the master of abstract painting, wrote “... what you call a rectangle is a false shape, because the four lines touching each other actually keep on moving without an end ”.