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LORENZO CELLUPICA

LORENZO CELLUPICA
LORENZO CELLUPICA
Photo by Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi
LORENZO CELLUPICA
LORENZO CELLUPICA

It’s well known that all surfaces have two faces: upper and lower. The Möbius strip, however, has only one: just take a strip of paper, give it half a twist and stick the ends together, and you have a surface that’s neither upper nor lower. No matter which side of the strip you follow, you find yourself, to your astonishment, on the other side, because there is only one. This intriguing mechanism has been applied in every field, from science to art - think of the work of Escher - from literature and film to music. Lorenzo is an engineer, and he tells that during a lesson on analysis, the teacher mentioned the phenomenon, which made a great impression on him. “I left engineering for music, and tomorrow I’ll register at the conservatoire”. But he didn’t abandon the “Möbius strip”, and it even became the song that gave his group the name. “We attempted to translate the geometric property into music: after every verse the chords change from major to minor and then back again, so going back to the opposite side, in a loop that repeats itself”. Lorenzo writes songs and plays keyboards, Nico’s on sax, Eros on bass and Davide plays the drums. All of them learned to play as children, some taking private lessons, some self-taught, others studying at the conservatoire. Together they explored various musical genres until they came to Progressive: an evolution of rock with influences from classical, jazz and folk; a limitless experimentation. They were all born in Frosinone province - Lorenzo is from Isola delLiri - but they’re being talked about in France, Holland and even in America. I don’t know whether they’ve walked on a strip with just one side, but they’ve already come a long way, and in the right direction.

The story has been written by da Anna Giurickovic Dato, writer.

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