Bruno Pignatiello is an Italian singer and songwriter born in Rome in 1966. Bachelor of Arts, linguistic field Bruno likes to compose his songs in Portuguese, become a kind of adoptive language but he doesn’t leave out his Italic roots and the English language which is his first cultural passion. “The Angel flight”, “The elegant man”, “Migrantes” , “Alô Cazuza” and “The ballad of the young mariner” are some of his most popular songs. Talking about “The elegant man”, we report an extract of the interview given by Bruno to the American magazine Jamsphere conducted by Rick Jamm.
“As a young boy I was very struck by David Linch’s movie “The elephant man” and in recent years I decided to get back to Joseph’s biography. Reading about Joseph’s biography I discovered a very sensitive person who suffered all his life long because of his own deformities He asked his friend, doctor Treves to go to live at a hospital for the blind, where he might meet a woman who could not see his deformities and could appreciate him for the beauty he had inside. Finally, I made up my mind to write a song called “The elegant man” to tell the world that Joseph Merrick was a man and not “the elephant man”.
In my song the deformities of Joseph Merrick are the deformities of the world where we live in these days… and if we are created in the image and likeness of God “blaming him is blaming God”. I quoted and paraphrased a sentence by the English poet Isaac Watts, very dear to Joseph Merrick”.
The mastering, along with the mixing of some tracks of his latest release OVER THE HORIZON: The Collection are made by English sound engineer Chris Brown from London to completion of a wonderful season of collaborations from across the globe.