born on 5/2/1946 in Chiari, Lombardia, Italy
Mauro Pagani (born February 5, 1946) is an Italian musician and singer.
Pagani was born in Chiari, Lombardy. A multi-instrumentalist, he made his debut in the music world in 1970 as violinist and founding member of the progressive rock band Premiata Forneria Marconi. In 1977 he left the band to follow a solo career, but in 2003 rejoined for a celebrative concert. His first solo album, titled "Mauro Pagani" (released in Tokyo in 1979 on Seven Seas and distributed by King Record Co.) included contributions by fellow PFM members Franz Di Cioccio, Patrick Djivas, and Walter Calloni; also showcasing an impressive line-up of guest musicians, including Area's Demetrio Stratos, Peter Gabriel, Giulio Capiozzo, Patrizio Fariselli, and Ares Tavolazzi ("L'Albero Di Canto" and "L'Albero Di Canto II" with Area backing Mauro exclusively). Roberto Colombo also played polimoog on "La Città Aromatica".
Pagani has been an experimenter of sound related to blues and Mediterranean music. He also collaborated with other famous artists, including Roberto Vecchioni, Gianna Nannini, Luciano Ligabue, Ornella Vanoni, and Fabrizio De Andrè, with whom he composed the renowned LPs Creuza de mä (1984) and Le nuvole (1990).
He composed the soundtrack for four movies by the Italian director Gabriele Salvatores, Sogno di una notte d'estate (1983), Puerto Escondido (1992), Nirvana (1995) and Siberian Education (2013)
- Storia di un minuto (1972, PFM)
- Mauro Pagani (1978)
- Sogno di una notte d'estate (1981)
- Passa la bellezza (1991)
- Puerto Escondido (1992, soundtrack)
- Nirvana (1995, soundtrack)
- Psycho P. (2001)
- Creuza de mä (2004, re-arranged version of the 1984 original)
- Siberian Education (2013)
- (2011) Peter Gabriel, From Genesis to Growing Up, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. URL accessed 28 November 2011.
|Premiata Forneria Marconi|
Franco Mussida ·Franz Di Cioccio ·Patrick Djivas ·Lucio Fabbri ·Gianluca Tagliavini ·Piero Monterisi|
Flavio Premoli ·Giorgio Piazza ·Mauro Pagani ·Bernardo Lanzetti ·Gregory Bloch ·Walter Calloni ·Roberto Gualdi
|Studio albums||Storia di un minuto ·Per un amico ·L'isola di niente ·Chocolate Kings ·Jet lag ·Passpartù ·Suonare suonare ·Come ti va in riva alla città ·P.F.M.? P.F.M.! ·Miss Baker ·Ulisse ·Serendipity ·Dracula ·Stati di immaginazione|
|English translations||Photos of Ghosts ·The World Became the World|
|Live albums||Live in USA ·In Concerto - Arrangiamenti PFM ·In Concerto - Arrangiamenti PFM, Vol 2 ·Performance ·www.pfmpfm.it ·Live in Japan 2002 ·Piazza del Campo|