Antonio Olivari

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Antonio Olivari (born 28 September 1980) is a musician and composer from Ħamrun, Malta. He also writes songs in Maltese and English.

In 2007, Antonio wrote and recorded the theme-song for the Żgħażagħ Ħaddiema Nsara annual concert Strummin' Home entitled 'Keep on Strummin', which had Errol Cutajar singing the lead vocal accompanied by the ŻĦN Symphonik Choir [1]. Antonio has, since then, remained as one of the members in the ŻĦN Symphonik rock band, which organises non-profit concerts to raise awareness on a variety of social issues [2][3][4][5][6][7].

Antonio Olivari live in Marsascala, September 2011.

In 2008, Antonio composed the music for the opening sequence of television programme X-Lab [8][9], which was broadcast on TVM (Malta)and on the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation [10]. He also wrote and recorded another song for the ŻĦN Symphonik choir called 'The Language of Music', which is sung by Melanie Saliba [11][12][13], and participated in the concert Akustika 3, held at the Saint James Cavalier. During this concert, four of Antonio's original songs were performed ('Vain', 'Issa Tard Wisq', 'The Coffee Song' and 'DIY Blues') [14] [15].

In 2009, Antonio released an online album called 'Dark Ages', which is available at PinkPube.com [16][17]. Reviews of the album included comments such as "the songs, which mainly feature an acoustic guitar accompanied by ethereal guitar effects in the background, sound otherworldly and dark; a very good dream pop album. Tracks of note include The End of Time and The Clown Song" [18] [19]. In February he played at the launch of the book 'Qed Nistenniek Nieżla max-Xita' by well-known Gozitan author Pierre J. Mejlak [20], and in March Antonio performed once again with the Akustika band during Akustika 4. Like in the previous year, original songs were performed ('Pull Me Back', 'Vain', and 'Wine Bar Blues').

In 2010, Antonio composed the soundtrack for the second season of the Maltese local television series 'Għeruq', which is produced by Hermann Bonaci Productions and is broadcast on Net TV at prime-time [21][22]. On Friday 4 June, he performed with Justin Galea at Għanafest 2010, an annual Mediterranean folk music festival organised by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts [23] [24], and during summer he collaborated with his brother Carlo on the closing song for the television series 'Il-Prinċep tal-Warda Bajda', produced by Foxy Nixy and currently broadcast every Friday afternoon on One TV. He is currently working on the music of a new TV Series called 'Il-Misteru tan-Nannu Ton', broadcasted on Maltese National Broadcaster TVM (Television Malta) twice a week from January 2011.


L-Għanja tal-Poplu

Antonio has participated in the L-Għanja tal-Poplu festival in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2008, he qualified with the songs 'Isbaħ Jum', sung by Justin Galea, and 'Se Ngħaddi 'l Hawn', co-written with and sung by Corazon Mizzi. In 2009, he qualified again with the song 'Attent' and placed third [25][26][27][28]. 'Attent' was sung by Justin Galea. In 2010, he again participated with two songs: one entitled 'Bażaar' sung by Justin Galea, and another as part of a collaboration with Stephen Ferrito with newly created band Tale Kwali. The song is called 'Sur Wara Sur' [29].

Song List

  • Isbaħ Jum : released on L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2008 compilation CD, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Justin Galea.
  • Se Ngħaddi 'l Hawn : released on L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2008 compilation CD, lyrics - Corazon Mizzi, music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Corazon.
  • Attent : released on L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2009 compilation CD, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Justin Galea.
  • Bażar : released on L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2010 compilation CD, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Justin Galea.
  • Sur Wara Sur : released on L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2010 compilation CD, lyrics - Antonio Olivari, music - Stephen Ferrito. Sung by Tale Kwali.
  • Il-Prinċep tal-Warda Bajda : unreleased, lyrics - Carlo Olivari D'Emanuele, music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Melanie Olivari Saliba.
  • The Link : online release as part of Dark Ages in 2009, music - Antonio Olivari.
  • The End of Time : online release as part of Dark Ages in 2009, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Melanie Olivari Saliba.
  • The Quest : online release as part of Dark Ages in 2009, music - Antonio Olivari.
  • The Clown Song : online release as part of Dark Ages in 2009, lyrics - Marco Vella, music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Marco Vella.
  • Winter Light : online release as part of Dark Ages in 2009, music - Antonio Olivari.
  • And the Time is Lost : online release as part of Dark Ages in 2009, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Melanie Olivari Saliba.
  • Keep On Strummin : released by ŻĦN on CD in 2007, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Errol Cutajar.
  • The Language of Music : online release by ŻĦN Symphonik in 2008, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Melanie Olivari Saliba.
  • Vain : online release of live performance in 2008, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Isabel Zammit.
  • Issa Tard Wisq : online release of live performance in 2008, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Justin Galea.
  • The Coffee Song : online release of live performance in 2008, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Justin Galea.
  • DIY Blues : online release of live performance in 2008, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Isabel Zammit and Justin Galea.
  • Pull Me Back : online release of live performance in 2009, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Jean Claude Vancell.
  • Wine Bar Blues : online release of live performance in 2009, lyrics and music - Antonio Olivari. Sung by Isabel Zammit, Janice Debattista and Jean Claude Vancell.

References

  1. Toni Sant's Blog
  2. "Di-ve.com News". http://www.di-ve.com/Default.aspx?ID=72&PID=241&NewsID=47230&Action=1. 
  3. "In-Nazzjon, 3rd May 2010, pages 30 and 31". http://www.maltarightnow.com/content/docs/352010163035Binder1.pdf. 
  4. "L-Orizzont". http://www.l-orizzont.com/news.asp?newsitemid=55135. 
  5. "MaltaRightNow.com News". http://www.maltarightnow.com/?module=news&at=Musequality+-+Each+Small+Candle&t=a&aid=99804758&cid=23. 
  6. "L-Orizzont". http://www.l-orizzont.com/news.asp?newsitemid=54841. 
  7. "Brian May Official Site". http://www.brianmay.com/queen/queennews/queennewsjul07a.html. 
  8. "X-Lab Website". http://www.xlab.tv/index.php. 
  9. "The Times of Malta News". http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20081221/university/x-lab-education-tv-series-launched. 
  10. "Cyprus X-Lab Website". http://www.cybc.com.cy/xlab/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=88. 
  11. "Symphonik Website". http://www.zhnmalta.org/new/symphonik.swf. 
  12. "Toni Sant's Blog". http://www.tonisant.com/blog/2008/07/doctorin-tardis.shtml. 
  13. "ŻĦN Musequality". http://www.zhnmalta.org/symphonik/index.php/musequality. 
  14. "Olivarionline.com". http://www.olivarionline.com/akustika3.htm. 
  15. "St. James Cavalier - Centre for Creativity". http://www.sjcav.org/page.asp?n=Eventdetails&i=3346&z=4. 
  16. "PinkPube.com". http://www.pinkpube.com/rlsdetail.php?recordID=31. 
  17. "Music4all". http://music.c-arts.eu/2010/02/22/antonio-olivari-dark-ages/. 
  18. "Free Music Domain Blog". http://freemusic.blog.com.mt/2009/02/14/antonio-olivari-dark-ages/. 
  19. "Il Blog Di Eldino". http://eldino.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/it-antonio-olivari-dark-ages-progressive-rock-2009-pube031/. 
  20. "Pierre J Mejlak News". http://www.pierrejmejlak.com/news.html. 
  21. [In-Nazzjon, 3rd May 2010, pages 30 and 31]
  22. [The opening sequence on YouTube]
  23. Malta Government Department of Information, 24th April 2010
  24. Għanafest Official website
  25. [[1]] Di-ve.com News
  26. [[2]] MaltaRightNow.com News
  27. [[3]] MaltaMediaOnline News
  28. Toni Sant's Blog
  29. Escflashmalta.com]

See also

Olivari's Sound and Vision (Michael Bugeja - The Sunday Times of Malta 11 Apr 2010)

External links