Diego Buongiorno is a composer, musician, and producer. He works between Rome, Reykjavik and Los Angeles.
He has composed music since his childhood, selftaught, passing by different schools and genres.
He studied Classical Composition and Music Applied to Images with Maestro Gianluca Podio in Rome. He started working on commission in 2001, realizing its project in a small room for rent in the eternal city. With Oscar-winning Maestro Louis Bacalov he has worked as choir assistant in his opera “Estaba La Madre" commissioned by the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. Afterward he received a Master in Music Applied to Film at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. For almost 10 years he has worked alongside Luca Tommassini for many different projects and events that lead him to learn and to collaborate with great Italian artists and many international stars.
In 2010 he builds up his own studio and he founds his music label "Never Stop Dreaming Industries", based in Rome, and also in Reykjavik at E7 Studios, by which he will publish all his personal records.
He writes original music for commercials, campaigns and major events of the most important production companies and agencies, including HMNS, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Family, Mercurio Cinematografica, Magnolia, McCann Erickson, Filmmaster, Wilder, Fox, Endemol, Ferrero Pubbliregia, Leo Burnett, Sky Italia, Mediaset and Rai, and with the latter signing many differents album for their catalog.
He composes, arranges and produces soundtracks for film and theater directors and authors including Brando De Sica (“La Donna Giusta", “Non Senza di Me"); Ivan Silvestrini ("Monolith"); Marco Calvani ("The View from Up Here", "Penelope in Grozny", "I Am Dracula", "Olio", “Unghie"); Industria Indipendente (“I Ragazzi del Cavalcavia"); Francesco Zecca (“Io Sono Misia"); Emanuela Rossi (“Lacrime Nere"); Claudia Nannuzzi (“L’Importanza di Piacere ai Gatti"), Liberatum ("Artistry Technology”)
Some soundtracks have been also released for art-exhibitions at Museum Maxxi in Rome, (“Rinascere dalla Bellezza"), "The Scarcity of Miracle” in Bordeaux, by the French photographer Gerard Rancinan.
He writes, arranges and produces music for bands and artists like The Irrepressibles, Sabina Sciubba (Brazilian Girls), Hogni Egilsson (Hjaltalin, GusGus), Author&Punisher, Clare and the Reasons, Tanya Tagaq, Amiina, Craig Walker (Archive), Little Red Lung, Jo Hamilton, Eivor, Dorian Wood, and he collaborates with many others in the stagings of his live concerts, including italian singer Thony, violinist Galya Bisengalieva from LCO London Contemporary Orchestra, the Russian performer Lisokot, BIM Orchestra, fine-art photographers as Kirsty Mitchell, Aela Labbè, Helen Warner, Nicol Vizioli, Jacqueline Roberts, Alex Stoddard, Brooke Shaden, Oleg Dou, and visual artists as Zaelia Bishop, Davide Dormino and Nina Viviana Cangialosi.
A thick list of collaborations, not only in music but also in the field of photography, which touch more than 18 countries around the world, from London to Dublin, from Nunavut to Greenland, Paris, Knoxville, Berlin, Moscow, San Diego, and the Faroe Islands.
Music production for BVLGARI show in Capri, artistic direction by Luca Tommassini.
OST for MOSCHINO by Jeremy Scott, worldwide commercial directed by Giampaolo Sgura.
OST for TRENITALIA, by Cattleya.
OST for SEMPLICISSIMI DORIA, by Cattleya.
OSD for FREDDY WEAR adv, by Luca Tommassini
OST for TWINSET, directed by Giampaolo Sgura.
OST for JUVENTUS FC, directed by Coldfocus.
OST for "MONOLITH", directed by Ivan Silvestrini, a film produced by Sky Cinema and Lock&Valentine.
OST for SCOGNAMIGLIO at LifeBall in Vienna.
OST for GUCCI, special event in Milano.
OST for MC DONALDS adv, directed by Valerio Rufo.
OST for FERRERO KINDER ICE CREAM, Europe.
OST for FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO Couture 2018 at La Galleria Nazionale, Roma
Fabrique Du Cinema Awards for "Best Italian Theme 2017" with "Monolith".
OST for "VIA LATTEA", directed by Valerio Rufo.
OST for "THE SOUL IS FULL OF SHOOTING STARS", a short film written and directed by Silvia Morani produced by Antonio Marras.
OST for Marco Calvani's first film "THE VIEW FROM UP HERE", starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo, and Leila Bekhti.
OST for "LA REGINA DEL TEVERE", by Silvia Morani
OST for MOTIVI, creative director Riccardo Ruini
OST for FERRERO KINDER CARDS and FERRERO ROCHER.
OST for FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO: Haute Couture 2016/2017 in Paris; Pret-a-Porter at Milano Fashion Week 2016/2017
OST for FENDI Watches Timepieces
OST for PERSOL, directed by Brando De Sica, starring Wim Wenders, awarded at the Venice Film Festival.
His first work called "The Bush" is a fairy concept album with 25 original songs and more than 60 international guests, a book and a contemporary fable that he writes, arranges and produces, getting reviews with honors from Italian and international magazines.
"A debut that like the catalog of a record label of dreams, hosts internationally renowned musicians and boasts as icing on the cake collaboration with Mandy Parnell, mastering engineer of Bjork, Feist, Sigur Ros, Max Richter, The XX, and Addi 800, mixing engineer of Blur, Sigur Ros, Bjork, Olafur Arnalds. "The Bush" is the song of a multifaceted creature with multiple heads, moving confidently in familiar territories to those who love the music of Jónsi & Alex in "Ava's Cheesefield", but also of Antony and the Johnsons, toned in sauce rock in "All The Days". It evokes Björk, as initial "The Dawn", and the entire "The Bush" swings gracefully between electronics, post rock and chamber music from the far north, with a strong and characteristic cinematic mood. Definitely we have a unique product and project in our hands.“
(Rolling Stone Italia)
"A notion of non-fiction elates around Diego Buongiorno, this project, “The Bush” is a controlling arrangement of a magnitude of instruments. A project that commands a full attention, written within notes a movie worthy of a Hollywood accolade. Each moment of the twenty five tracks, yes, twenty five have your every emotion, your every sin, enveloped in wanting, a wanting of more."
(Independent Music News, UK)
Intermediate form of the project "The Bush" was "My Heart is a Forest," the results entered in the 2013 season of the prestigious and refined Romaeuropa Festival, produced by Buongiorno in collaboration with DNA Concerti; a result that led 18 of the 60 musicians and artists involved in the album to perform in a fascinating exhibition at the Teatro Palladium in Rome recorded a sold out.
"A performance that creates a dreamlike and intense universe on stage, built from a multimedia crossbreeding of orchestral, vocal, electronic, performative, exhibition and video-artistic interpretations. The music introduce Icelander suggestions with a Sigur Rós shape, electronic touches Lippok-style, and some drones that follow Tim Hecker’s new experimentations in a whole penetrating atmosphere."
The third and final chapter of the saga was "When We Dream We Are All Creators", an art-exhibition/concert accompanied by the release of two albums: an EP of 8 new songs, and a live album of the event. A multi sense performance in which it is presented the whole imagery of his earlier work, with all the visual productions of this original contemporary fable.
A mysterious and immersive acoustic live, which portrays his music and collaborations with Italian actress Carolina Crescentini, Giulia Bevilacqua, Claudia Pandolfi and Tea Falco.
A container of all the visuals shot by directors like Ivan Friedman, Henry Jun Wah Lee, Fabrizio Cestari, Edmondo Angelelli, Matteo Linguiti, Veronica Mengoli, Brando De Sica, Andrea Sisson, Thor Saevarsson & Harpa Einarsdottir.
"Gesamtkunstwerk, the total work, seems to be the only word that can describe the deployment of forces and the involvement of artists taken from any field to achieve a total immersion in a dreamland."
Full albums on iTunes