Luca Proietti’s World Windows (2007) Rai Trade featuring vocalist Valeria Nicoletta, produced by Stefano Torossi

In 2007, musician-composer Luca Proietti’s World Windows, an album featuring vocalist Valeria Nicoletta, was released by Italy’s Rai Trade. The fifteen tracks of production and soundtrack music draw inspiration from every corner of the world, including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The CD, produced by Stefano Torossi, is one of more than two dozen albums he did for Rai Trade in a prolific stretch from around 1998 to 2008.

Luca Proietti - World Windows (2007)

Luca Proietti – World Windows (2007) Rai Trade

“Hatta,” the tenth track on Luca Proetti’s World Windows,” featuring vocalist Valeria Nicoletta, produced by Stefano Torossi, is on YouTube:

In fact, besides performing, arranging, and composing, Stefano Torossi has carved out a successful career producing dozens of albums by a long list of fellow composers and musicians, including at least five full-length efforts by Luca Proietti: World Vibrations (1996) on RCA and Geoglot (1993), Urban World (2003), and WM Global Music (2004) on Rai Trade. Torossi has also produced albums for Costanza Records and Fonit Cetra among other labels.

Luca Proietti - Urban World (2001) Rai Trade

Luca Proietti – Urban World (2001) Rai Trade

Luca Proietti and Stefano Torossi’s collaborations have also appeared on compilations such as Fonit Cetra’s Commenti Musicali – Young Music – Young Ideas (1993), Costanza Records’s Musica per commenti sonori: Dreams (1994), Rai Trade’s Linea blue (2008) in addition to the Vocal Emotions album they made with Valeria Nicoletta for Deneb Records in 2011.

Luca Proietti recently commented on the origin of the album:

recent shot of Luca Proietti

Luca Proietti in 2015

The World Windows project is the result of a collaboration with the incredibly talented vocalist Valeria Nicoletta. We both had made albums with Rai Trade before and Stefano proposed to do something together.

“Noviana,” the eighth track on Luca Proetti’s World Windows,” featuring vocalist Valeria Nicoletta, produced by Stefano Torossi, is here:

Valeria Nicoletta first worked with Stefano Torossi on her Spiritual Experience album for Rai Trade in 2001, which also included Claudio Passavanti.

Valeria Nicoletta (vocalist), Claudio Passavanti, and Stefano Torossi - Spiritual Experience (2001) Rai Trade [Italy] (CD RT2076), produced by Stefano Torossi

Valeria Nicoletta – Spiritual Experience (2001) Rai Trade

In 2003, Torossi produced Passavanti’s Fashionrama: Fashion – Showbiz – Gossip for Bravo Production Music, an album which also featured the vocals of Valeria Nicoletta.

Asked how she first met Stefano Torossi, Valeria Nicoletta commented:

recent shot of Valeria Nicoletta (photo by Laura Camia)

recent shot of Valeria Nicoletta (photo by Laura Camia)

We have a common friend, the television director Giovanni Brusatori; he directed a video, a documentary on the site Capocolonna (kr Calabria), where I sang one of my ethnic compositions. Stefano contacted me after seeing my video.

“Kong,” the fourth track on Luca Proietti’s World Windows,” featuring vocalist Valeria Nicoletta, produced by Stefano Torossi, is here:

More Music from the Artists

In 2011, Luca Proietti, Valeria Nicoletta, and Stefano Torossi returned to the studio for Vocal Emotions, an album released by Flippermusic’s Deneb Records.

Valeria Nicoletta, Luca Proietti and Stefano Torossi - Vocal Emotions (2011) Deneb Records [Italy] (DNB 704)

Valeria Nicoletta, Luca Proietti and Stefano Torossi – Vocal Emotions (2011) Deneb Records

Almost since its release, various tracks from Vocal Emotions have been licensed for used in films, including Assassin’s Bullet, a 2012 film starring Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland, and numerous compilations albums released in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Pop to the Top: Fresh Dynamic Songs to Get in a Positive Mood (2015) ExtraBall Records

Various Artists – Pop to the Top: Fresh Dynamic Songs to Get in a Positive Mood (2015) ExtraBall Records

For example, “Stroboscope” is on Pop to the Top: Fresh Dynamic Songs to Get in a Positive Mood (2015) by ExtraBall Records, a digital album released in February, and “Dance tarantella” is on the April collection Music for Cooking: Delicious Recipes To Surprise, Vol. 1 – La Pizza Italiana (2015), released on Lounge Music Cocktail.

Music for Cooking: Delicious Recipes To Surprise, Vol. 1 - La Pizza Italiana (2015) Lounge Music Cocktail

Various Artists – Music for Cooking: Delicious Recipes To Surprise, Vol. 1 – La Pizza Italiana (2015) Lounge Music Cocktail

Luca Proietti, Valeria Nicoletta, and Stefano Torossi’s “Stroboscope” was recently uploaded to YouTube:

At the moment, none of the audio files are available on SoundCloud, however six tracks including “Dance Tarantella,” “Vocal Emotions,” “Ave Maria,” “Italian Lullaby,” “Exotic Sahara,” and “Celtic Melody” are found at Nicoletta’s MySpace site. It also includes another pair of album cuts from World Windows, “Natai” and “Davul.”

Capocolonna luce dell'anima (2014)

Capocolonna luce dell’anima (2014) Anna Cynthia Agostino

Valeria Nicoletta and sister Tina Nicoletta’s “Mira il tuo popolo,” an alternative version of “Ave Maria” from the original Luca Proietti, Valeria Nicoletta, and Stefano Torossi “Ave Maria” on Vocal Emotions, is used in a promo for Capocolonna luce dell’anima (2014). The CD of inspirational music by various artists also includes the Deneb Records’ version of “Ave Maria.”

“Mira il tuo popolo,” an alternative version of “Ave Maria,” performed by Valeria and Tina Nicoletta is on YouTube:

Luca Proietti’s “Deserto blanco” from Arcadia (2013)

In 2013, Luca Proietti released Arcadia on the GDM label. Available as a digital download, the full album can also be heard at SoundCloud.

Luca Proietti - Arcadia (2013) GDM Music

Luca Proietti – Arcadia (2013) GDM

An audio file of Luca Proietti’s “Deserto blanco” is on SoundCloud:

More music and videos by Luca Proietti are located in an exclusive interview HERE.

Valeria Nicoletta Sings Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig In The Sky” Live

This week Valeria Nicoletta uploaded a live clip to YouTube from rehearsals of the Dark Side Of The Moon album cut “The Great Gig In The Sky.” The Pink Floyd original composition was recorded on 17 October 2014, featuring Damiano Pavia on keyboards, Piero Pavia on drums, Fabio Campo on bass, Roberto Marini and Roberto Sbriccoli on guitar, and Stefano Auteri and Nicoletta on vocals:

More music and videos by Valeria Nicoletta are located in an exclusive interview HERE.

Torossi Online Audio Sampler Features Pair of Luca Proietti Tracks

A selection of five tracks covering 1986 to 2010 that includes “Camel Trophy” and “Natura violenta” by Amedeo Tommasi and Stefano Torossi from their 1986 Musica per commenti sonori: L’uomo e la natura LP for Costanza Records (reissued three years later by Fonit Cetra ) and “V.U.E.” from Luca Proietti’s 1999 Geoglot: Universal Language CD, “Dindana” from Proietti’s 2004 WM Global Music CD, both Rai Trade albums produced by Torossi, and “Sun And Fun” from Federico Ferrandina and Torossi’s 2010 Guitarra album on Primrose Music:

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