Andrea Di Paolo is a pianist and composer of modern classical, contemporary, postminimalism, ambient music. He graduated in Piano and Composition (Bachelor and Master degree) and he studied in Rome (Italy) at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia and in Strasbourg (France) at the CRR, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse. Fundamental in his human and artistic development has been the meeting with Arvo Pärt, Salvatore Sciarrino, Valentin Silvestrov, Luciano Berio, Bernardo De Angelis and his long travels in Iceland, Middle East, Armenia, Morocco, Scotland and among the populations of Eastern Russia and Balkan countries. His music has been performed in Europe, America and Russia, broadcast by Radio France and Radio RAI and, as a pianist, he played in Italian and foreigns theaters including Portugal, Serbia, France, England, Norway, Bosnia, Ukraine, Spain, Armenia, Russia, Germany, Romania, Hungary. In 2015 it was published his first album Das Universum for String Quartet and in 2021 his Piano Solo album titled Planetarium (Preludes for piano, book 1) followed by Musica Humana (Preludes for piano, book 2) released in 2024. Since 2008 he teaches Composition, Harmony and Analysis at the Music Universities and Conservatories. In addition to his musical activity he is interested in analog and digital photography based on the technique of black and white. In 2017 it was published his first photobook named Iceland, not all those who wander are lost and in 2019 was published his second photobook named Lost in the Highlands. As part of his musical studies he wrote and published the books "Armonia" and "Le forme della Musica" for his students.

Andrea Di Paolo's music is influenced by the natural world, the neo-mythology and ritualism. His road and backpacking trips (Northern Europe, Iceland, the Balkans, Anatolia, Russia, Africa and more) have shaped his music with a strong sense of place and a resonance of landscapes that also reverberates in his b&w photographs. His works come from ruins, from churches, from altarpieces, from forgotten villages. He observe the lonely and silence places, the folds of the colors at dusk, the blinding white of journeys that take you in other directions. His music lives in a minimal resonance that stretches in the muscles and gestures of the musicians, focus on the precariousness of the music materials with a contemplative landscape drawn by liquid harmonies and dust sounds, built on fragments of melodies and musical gestures often extracted from ancient musics or liturgical rituals. 

"My music is in the places I've never been, in the silences that I have still not listen. My music is a form of prayer: it must once again become simple and speechless, like growing wheat or the falling rain. My music just has to be”.



1. Ex Anima / 2. Controvento / 3. Lumina / 4. Samsara / 5. Andromeda / 6. Supernova / 7. Somewhere / 8. Terramadre / 9. Amor de Lohn / 10. Musica Humana

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1. Mechanica Caelestis / 2. Almost Blue / 3.Electric Cosmic Waves / 4. In Limbo / 5. Tender is the Night / 6. Delenda Carthago / 7. Lullaby to the Moon / 8. Alpha Centauri / 9. About the Universe /10. Planetarium 

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1. Das Universum: Interstellar Space / 2. Cosmic Waves / 3. In Luce Universi / 4. Nur (in memoriam Béla Bartok): Hypnotic / 5. Adagio / 6. Nocturnal elegy / 7. Cello Sonata: Largo / 8. Hymn / 9. Graduale / 10. Rudere: Suspendend. In a whisper / 11. Lunar / 12. Away. No wind 

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In Limbo

About the Universe

Tender is the Night


Electric Cosmic Waves

Lullaby to the Moon

Almost Blue

Mechanica Caelestis


Lost in the Highlands

In the spring of 2019 I traveled in the Scotland highlands between dust, rain, sun, snow, clouds, wind, hail, paths, cliffs, sweat, mud, music, whiskey, tears, sheep, waterfall, castles, ruins, the horizons that face the depth ocean. This collection of photographs is a small diary of an extraordinary and unforgettable journey. Gesualdo Bufalino wrote that there are those who travel to get lost and there are those who travel to find themselves. I travel to go somewhere, feel the freedom of swallows in the spring, because only those who have left can one day go home. 

Fine Art Photography Book
Size: Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm (88 Pages)
ISBN: Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9780368935237
Publish Date: Jun 11, 2019
Editor: Blurb Inc.




Not all those who wander are lost. In the heart of the wildest Iceland, a totally black and white photo book by Andrea Di Paolo.

Fine Art Photography Book
Size: Stndard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm (128 Pages)
ISBN: Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781389477157
Publish Date: OCt 24, 2017
Editor: Blurb Inc.



Language: Italian
Paperback: 325 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8584427399
Item Weight: 962 g
Dimensions: 21.01 x 1.85 x 29.69 cm
Price: € 34,90


Language: Italian
Paperback: 152 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8328409384
Item Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 21.01 x 0.89 x 29.69 cm
Price: € 19,90


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