We had the good fortune of connecting with Luca Longobardi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luca, why did you pursue a creative career?
Music was a calling. I started playing the piano and composing at the age of 4 without the rational awareness of what I was doing but only with the desire to sit in front of my instrument and be enchanted by the magic of those keys which, when pressed, emitted sound. I grew up cultivating this passion and I did everything to make it my job too.
The musical career is not a linear path whose stages are well defined and declared: you know that you have to find the right opportunity to make yourself known, the right label with which to publish, the right management to be represented, the right press-agency that tells your story the best possible way.
But all these entities that often define the musical career tend to flatten creativity when they want to respond to the demand of the public. Their initial investment is used to package the product but the subsequent ones aim to maintain the result achieved, without taking too much into account the creative growth of the artist.
I chose to be an independent artist to protect creative freedom, to guarantee myself the possibility of expressing my story in the way that most reflects my artistic moment.
Only by tracing an alternative path, certainly more tiring and uncertain, was I able to preserve the right expressive perimeter that allows me to experiment and innovate my way of making music and multimedia interaction.
The recent success that the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit show, the immersive work of which I am the author and wrote the soundtrack, is having in North America seems to me to be a sign that the path is the right one.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Actually this is what I have described answering the question I chose
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Never been to LA (but hopefully I will soon). For sure I know there is something new to do in town: just go to the Amoeba Music Building to enjoy the Immersive van Gogh Exhibit 🙂
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Book: Synchrodestiny : Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles by Deepak Chopra
Other: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/luca-longobardi Bandcamp: https://luca-longobardi.bandcamp.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3u2Sq4N5nNzSumzKsbZwDW?si=OpzAvJ6_Sp6ANKUY8QI0-A Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/it/artist/luca-longobardi/356106617
picture by Alessandro Galatoli