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The story of the singer-songwriter who skilled the confrontation along with his father with ache. About his daughter Francesca: a tough time, she all the time has been. I hope he can perceive some issues and get it proper.

Cristiano De Andr, at what age did you understand that music could be your life?

12 years outdated. He would lock me in my room and play guitar, working towards for hours. Then, because of an organization of fellows from Genoa, I realized new chords, those my father did not need to train me.

As a result of I didn’t need to?
He mentioned that with my final title doing his job wouldn’t be straightforward. He would have most well-liked me to attend veterinary drugs in order that I may have taken care of the farm in Tempio Pausania. I insisted, we mentioned. Then in the long run he enrolled me within the violin conservatory, to ….

By?
He by no means missed a possibility to inform me that it was going to be tough, that I must work very exhausting, and he was proper. For a number of years the comparability with him was unavoidable, generally even very painful. Ultimately I am glad I insisted. I’ve produced seven of my albums, I’ve managed to create my very own private solidity, that of having the ability to make music and reside from it, in the present day that’s already loads.

The sweetest reminiscence of your father Fabrizio?
A a number of. One was when on the age of six he gave me a bit of guitar and with that I wrote my first music, I sang it to him and he was moved. She thought, she hoped, that she would finish this kid’s sport. As an alternative, at 18, I based a profitable group, “Onerous Instances.” Then he realized that he wasn’t kidding. For an important reminiscence I’ve of him as an grownup.

Which?
The final tour, good day souls. It was probably the most intense interval I lived with him each from an expert and human standpoint. We had a number of time to be collectively, to speak to one another like by no means earlier than, to get to know one another higher. Fortunately this second existed, in any other case in the present day I’d have regretted not having lived it.

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After the loss of life of his father, he determined to take over the heritage of his songs, rearrange them in a rock key and take them on tour. A daring firm…

It may have been a hoe to the foot, however he wished to take that danger. it was a means for me to really feel nearer to him after which for everybody to ease the shortage of him a bit. I did it as a result of he requested me to, proper on the final tour.

What had he requested?
To provide my interpretation to the issues I had achieved. Then when he disappeared I assumed that as a son he had a duty that went past music.

What did you hear?
With my imaginative and prescient as a musician, I gave myself the chance to have the ability to take heed to his works once more. At present greater than ever we have to reread those that have seen larger than us. Take heed to works that give us a place to begin for reflection on the world and a extra human gaze to look at it. We reside in a time when it’s tough to say one thing new within the face of every little thing that has already been written. It’s the actual hazard that we run to overlook. There’s an excessive amount of indifference round, distraction.

He made a film The Story of an Worker, an album his father made virtually fifty years in the past. was extremely appreciated on the Venice Movie Competition. What retains it so related?

In the meantime, because of the director Roberta Lena who knew find out how to create a very poetic narration and a visible synthesis. After which it should be mentioned that each one of my father’s works have the prerogative of all the time being present. The artwork of artwork crosses time with out being scratched. “Story of an worker”, then, in a selected means.

perch cube?
As a result of an consciousness in opposition to energy and its variants. a second by which many issues are repeated then.

Story of an worker who talks concerning the French Could from which our Sixty-Eight was derived. Now there is no such thing as a want to insurgent...
There isn’t any longer a collective insurrection, however there’s a nice want. I see it at live shows, I meet many individuals who’ve a typical thought: the will to insurgent. However they’re incapable of remodeling themselves into one thing concrete.

Why do you suppose?
We reside in a fancy society. At present by the media, social networks, concern sneaks into individuals, that feeling of inadequacy in the direction of an accredited firm. Intolerance and concern flip into intolerance and hatred in the direction of those that don’t suppose like us. With the rereading of “Historical past of an worker” I attempted to present a compass to finish the resentment that has reigned in recent times, and that sadly is affecting the lives of all of us.

He says that his surname is tough to bear, do you suppose it’s the identical for his 4 kids?
Sure I believe so. Though thankfully my kids have chosen different fields of labor than music and this has actually made it simpler for them. Nevertheless, bearing the title De Andr is a big duty and never all the time straightforward.

And what do you consider your daughter Francesca? Did you select to seem on tv, additionally to inform about your stormy personal life?

a tough second for Francesca, it all the time has been. I hope she will be able to perceive some issues and get it proper. Sadly we reside in a society by which in the present day you may be profitable by telling the worst about your self. And that is maybe the bottom level we have now reached.

Your first daughter Fabrizia had a son: what impact does being a grandfather have?
An attractive emotion. Riccardino then a splendid, receptive, fantastic youngster, though I believe I am not able to be a grandfather but, I am not mature sufficient. I’m an atypical sexagenarian, I preserve on the lookout for myself.

Sixty years is a purpose?
a milestone to have reached, I surpassed my father by a couple of months, however I discover it exhausting to really feel older than him. exhausting to really feel on the peak of it. If I have a look at the images as a younger man, I all the time see him with the eyes of a kid.

Talking of grandparents, what reminiscences do you have got of your grandfather Giuseppe?
My grandfather was the pillar that held the entire household collectively. he was common director and president of Eridania, he was additionally deputy mayor of Genoa and constructed the Fiera del mare that in the present day is known as “Giuseppe De Andr”. In his home, Villa Paradiso in Genoa, I spent each weekend till he handed away. My grandfather gave me that firmness of a person that my father lacked, being an artist. I’ve superb reminiscences of him.

Which?
When he took me on his enterprise journeys. One afternoon, within the restaurant of the Lodge Beau-Rivage in Lausanne. He will need to have been between 5 and 6 years outdated. He accompanied me to the again of the room the place there was an aged man who made me kneel down. It was Charlie Chaplin. Who, forking two sandwiches with forks, did the well-known sandwich dance for me from the film “Gold Rush.” These are issues that accompany you all through your life.

What about your dad and mom’ home? What do you bear in mind from when he was little?
My home was a hubbub of my father’s buddies who referred to as me “Fabrizietto” as a result of I used to be my father’s miniature. I referred to as them uncles. From Luigi Tenco, to Paolo Villaggio, to Gino Paoli, to Walter Chiari, Bruno Lauzi, Umberto Bindi. I keep in mind that one afternoon Walter Chiari seized with irrepressible enthusiasm and commenced to recite the whole present that he would current that very night time in Genoa. He virtually did the gown rehearsal at our home. Walter was a superb individual, he had good eyesight, he liked kids and I liked them too. Then there’s my father’s friendship with Villaggio.

That you simply bear in mind?
Villaggio dragged my father on nightly forays by the alleys after which ended up drunk within the morning on the couch at dwelling with my mom awake, you possibly can think about the temper. Paolo was on the passage from Fracchia to Fantozzi so there have been fixed jokes, he laughed from morning to nighttime. She lived surrounded by a bunch of loopy individuals who wished to vary the world. Ferreri additionally frolicked at my father’s home whereas he was writing The Large Increase. They had been individuals who had been writing a bit of twentieth century tradition.

And your relationship with De Gregori?
Francesco got here to Sardinia to jot down an album with my father and introduced a breath of contemporary air, of a brand new airtight writing that my father didn’t but know as a result of it was lyrical. I used to be fascinated by his music Alice. She could not clarify why Alice was trying on the cats. was the query I perpetually requested him in these days in Sardinia. Ultimately he answered me with a music referred to as “Océano”, with a verse that described me as a toddler and my many questions. My final daughter is known as Alice in honor of Francesco.

Do you have got a brand new album within the works?
I am working in it. a tough second by which to jot down issues that make sense, that stay within the coronary heart and may stir some conscience.

Different tasks?
A brand new tour subsequent yr with songs which have marked my life, songs from my father and different artists. This time not in the important thing of rock, however with an acoustic string orchestra.

What’s the necessary recognition you have got had in your profession?
A number of, thankfully. However there’s one which prevails over all.

Particularly?
The esteem of my father. An acknowledgment he made to me after we met collectively on stage on the final tour of his life.

June 10, 2022 (change June 10, 2022 | 07:16)

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