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Producer | Composer | Performer | Architect

From Bagnara Calabra, Southern Italy, Giuseppe (aka PATA) started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 10, and bass became his main instrument at 14. After several years spent in Milan as a performer and arranger, and a short period of live sessions and recordings at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he finally moved to LA. It is always exciting to watch and hear his ability to blend African music, Jamaican reggae and Western pop and rock with a little bit of “tarantella” (native to his homeland Calabria) into one special orchestral sound.

His wide range of works and collaborations as a studio and live performer, producer and composer ranges from Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, Stewart Levine, Hugh Masakela, Lalo Schifrin, Herbie Hancock, Take 6 to Eddie Kramer, Warren Cuccurullo, Terry Bozzio, Sunny Levine, Mickey Avalon, Mocean Worker, Pete Yorn, Holly Palmer, Talvin Singh, Eamon Ryland, Marco Marinangeli and David Sanborn, to name a few, as well as recording sessions at Capitol Studios, Paramount, Cello Studios, Ocean Way Studios, The Village Recorder, Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Forum Village Rome, etc.

Recent works include soundtrack-trailer music for the movie “Funny People”, directed by Judd Apatow, and new “Break Up” album by singer-songwriter Pete Yorn & actress-singer Scarlett Johansson, soundtrack music for CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) 2010 and HBO’s Entourage Season 8. Co-producer and arranger for David Bowie`s “Golden Years” remix with Sunny Levine and DJ Douridas (KCRW). He is currently part of Ear Theatre, a bi-generational, multi-influenced and experienced instrumental Quartet, with producer Stewart Levine (Simply Red, Crusaders, BB King, Hugh Masekela, Joe Cocker, Dr. John, Jamie Cullum, Soul Power).

Currently he is working and developing his special orchestral sound collaborating with Film directors, Animators, Theatrical and Dance Companies, VJs and Street Artists. He is also performing live multimedia shows in special events and art gallery exhibitions.

  • Honorable Mention Awards: World Section with song “Uyaye”.
  • USA Songwriting Competition (2007)
  • The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2007)

“The only thing I concern when Music is performed is the Sound...Energy and Vibration...The Meaning. Sometime I love silence, rarely some noise...I deeply need those to be touched by harmony and melody. I love any source of sound...from a wonderful acoustic cello to a moog plug-in for iPad...from an analog synth to an old vertical piano…from a magic snare to a deep bass tone. Any genre of Music...Wherever it comes from, it has to be organic...real. This always comes not from the instrument itself but from the artist intention, instinct, sensibility and awareness”. GP

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