Sony Music announces the release of GAUGUIN IN TAHITI – PARADISE LOST (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), with music by composer REMO ANZOVINOAvailable as of Friday, March 22, the soundtrack features music from the Nexo Digital artbeats film, which details artist Paul Gauguin’s quest for the exotic in Tahiti.
Of the soundtrack, composer REMO ANZOVINO says: “Paul Gauguin not only abandoned everything (financial security as a stockbroker) and everyone (a wife and 5 children), but that very sense of escaping to far off lands would create the alchemy in his most famous paintings, at the centre of the narrative of this film. I have always thought that music is the most powerful vehicle to take you to completely different places in just a few seconds. Discovering how important music was to Gauguin – so much so that he used it to describe the meaning of his paintings to his art dealer – helped me find the key to this score.”
In April of 1891, artist Paul Gauguin left Marseille on board a ship bound for French Polynesia.  Landing in Tahiti at the age of 43, Gauguin’s journey to the opposite end of the civilized world had just begun, leading the artist on a search for the Dawn of Time and Man.  Gauguin would spend the remaining 12 years of his life in the Tropics, feverishly searching for authentic immersion into the natural world, its visions, colors, feelings.  The search led him to his own Garden of Eden, a landscape both cruel and rewarding – a place that would inspire Gauguin to become one of the greatest painters of our time.    
While Gauguin in Tahiti – Paradise Lost is a showcase of the adventure book that was Gauguin’s life, the film also chronicles a story of failure, Gauguin’s inability to break free from his own origins, and the ambitions and privileges of modern man. The painter was, after all, a citizen of colonial power: although painting among the palm trees, his thoughts were that of a Western man.  It’s a paradox reflected in the fate of his work, as the majority of his paintings hang in major international museums.  Every year millions of people stop in front of those canvases, dreaming of their moment of paradise in a silent spot among the crowds.
1. Oviri
2. Noa noa
3. Valse du travet
4. Les jours perdus 
5. I Will Leave
6. Paradise Lost (Piano Solo)
7. Back to the Roots
8. Tehamana
9. Yellow Christ
10. Addio terra ospitale
11. Lost (feat. Massimo Marches)
12. Moorea Cycle
13. Tahitian Shores (feat. Marco Zanotti)
14. In My Hut
15. Primitive Violin (feat. Federico Mecozzi) 
16. The Greatest Mystery
17. Manao Tupapau
18. Primitive Cello (feat. Anselmo Pelliccioni)
19. Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin 
20. Back to the Roots – Reprise (feat. Fabio Mina)
21. Paradise Lost
22. Where Are We From
Born in 1976 to Neapolitan parents, Remo Anzovino began playing the piano and composing music as a child. At age 24 he obtained a first-class Law degree with honors from the University of Bologna, specializing in Criminal Law. Anzovino is currently considered one of the most influential composers and pianists in the Italian music scene. His style is the perfect intersection between art music and world music, it’s the result of a long experience composing for the theatre, advertising (for brands such as Alitalia, Bulgari and NewHolland) and for the cinema. Among the many music titles of the silent pictures he played with orchestra and piano solo, there are many cult movies such as:
Le voyage dans la lune (G. Melies, 1902)
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (R. Wiene, 1920)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (F.W. Murnau, 1922)
Nanook of the North: A Story of Life and Love in the Actual Arctic (R.J. Flaherty, 1922)
The Navigator (B. Keaton, 1924)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
The Cameraman (B. Keaton, 1928)
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (G.W. Pabst, 1929)
Tabù (F.W. Murnau and R.J. Flaherty, 1931)
His work is inspired by film and visual media, whether that is celebrating Pasolini, writing a complete soundtrack for “Fight For Freedom”, a recent film about Muhammad Ali, or “To duration – A tribute to Peter Handke” in 2017; and more creating the original soundtracks for “Hitler versus Picasso and The Others: The Nazi Obsession”, for “Van Gogh: of wheat fields and clouded skies”, two art movies released in April and May 2018 in over than 50 countries. Moreover he just finished the original soundtrack for the movie “The Water Lilies by Monet. The Magic of Water and Light”.
Remo Anzovino’s latest album entitled “Nocturne” (Sony Music Italy), was released on 29th September 2017 for digital download, to main music streaming platforms and through traditional record stores. The vinyl version is also available as a double LP. “Nocturne” was recorded between Tokyo (JVC Victor Studio), London (Abbey Road), Paris (Les Studios Saint Germain) and New York (Brooklyn Recording). This modern, incisive album was produced, recorded and mixed by Taketo Gohara, with orchestral arrangements by Stefano Nanni, who also directed the London Session Orchestra.  Some of the top-level International musicians who made their sensitive contribution to the project are, on Chinese violin Masatsugu Shinozaki, first violinist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Armenian Vardan Grygorian, considered to be one of the finest Duduk players in the world, French musician Nadia Ratsimandresy, one of the foremost virtuoso players of ‘ondes martenot’ and Gianfranco Grisi, who invented the ‘cristallarmonio’ (glassharmonica) and is unrivalled in the art of glass-playing.
The Yamaha Music Europe have chosen Remo Anzovino to be a Yamaha Artist and Brand Ambassador, stating: “Yamaha will accompany Remo Anzovino though his career, having recognized that his unique musical expression combines a modern, International way of composing with a markedly Italian taste for beauty.”

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