Alberto studied drums since the age of 13, in the frame of composition, sequence programming scoring and mixing.
Later on, his interests began to grow beyond the drums. Over the years, he became a self-taught musician with keyboards, electric guitar, bass and vocals for a variety of studio productions.
At 15 he got involved as a live-studio drummer and italian rap lyricist, in Florence, Italy
Meanwhile, he acquired two degrees in:
modern music, at the 'Modern Academy' (Firenze) (based on the Musicians Institute, LA - Performance and Industry program).
Jazz music at the 'Accademia Musicale di Firenze'
At the same time, drum machines, sequencers and synths programming, became a real passion, resulting in spontaneous live experimentations recorded on tape in the frame of electro-noise-house.
Busy and passionate, nevertheless soon, Alberto had to face the impossibility to find a fertile ground for some further artistic development. "Time to look at international destinations" was the guess...
He left the cozy but conservative italian city in 1999, searching for some new and real musical air to breath. One year in Paris, for acquiring his third degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music at the acclaimed INFIMM/CIM in the district of Mont Martre, was a worthy choice.
He eventually topped in the rhythmic scoring class (20/20), while attending school full time 36 hours per week, plus the jam sessions and while learning French, a very competitive context.
Worth of note: the challenge of sight-scoring while playing drums in a latin-swing big band (directed by cuban trumpetist Ernesto "Tito" Puentes), while experimenting live drum & bass as side project (which eventually became the main one), followed by album release "Modeste-Cyber Sapiens" - Atoll Music. [FOTO]
The french experience was full immersion into beats, vibes, sounds, advanced techniques and experimentations. "We had public delirium at the Sunset Club during our drum & bass 'Jungle 5' performance"
The "friends of venture", like Modeste on bass, Gianluigi on percussions, Jackson on alto sax, Livay on piano..."Great team-playing together for the benefit of music".
Returning from 3 seasons in Paris, Alberto spent the following 3 seasons back in Florence. During that time he was focused on assembling his own studio project and realized the next logical destination, relocating to London. A most inspirational experience during the three years that followed (2001-early 2005) working in high end recording studios as a sound engineer and music producer. That was the time when he started to learn "the secret tips, tricks and tweaks for the perfect mix"
The London underground jam sessions continued booming of drum n' bass luva as Modeste visited from Paris. Drum n' bass sessions continued with Tilo on bass, also from France: the resulting 20 minutes 170 bpms live performance was recorded, but never released though (not yet...).
In 2003 Alberto participated with first round success at the "JumpOff - Producer Battle - Sound, London" [FOTO]. Composition of a song made of three parts in 5 minutes in front of a 90% black crowd from the hip-hop and r&b scene. "...it was really cool to be cheered by them!"
Despite the payed works, the side projects and participations, at that time A.T. was mainly cooperating in London with Valerio Recenti for the project "Tequila Suicide". Up to 16 tracks were written and produced with additional live recordings in Italy. Very nice desk by the way, original Neve sound! Again, the resulting material never got released (maybe one day...)
Alberto also had the chance to co-produce for a few months with some members of the bands Culture Club [FOTO] and Imagination, in London.
But somehow, London appeared season after season to be an exciting but chronically saturated city. Unfortunately, these were the early years of the global music business crisis (mainly caused by the digitalization, piracy and drop in sales), record labels and studios where struggling and closing down one after the other. However Alberto managed to ride a few good waves in the sea of a raising cost-cutting market.
He temporarily found work for a Japanese video game company as a game tester and bug reporter.
Nevertheless, when he headed back to Cannes, France, for attending MIDEM 2005, he was offered a position as a resident in one of the best acoustically treated studios of Berlin [FOTO]. A personal studio space was offered and the client list was high-class. He didn't think twice and in a month he moved, studio included, from London to Berlin, with a little detour passing through Rome...
"Wir fahren nach Berlin"- February 2005. It felt good from the very first day, even though temperature was minus 20 degrees celsius, sucked in a dense snow storm. It was wild and tense but surprisingly quiet and cool.
Very different energy from the previously visited capital cities.
Poetry and raw reality. Dreams and courage, especially when it comes to keep traveling, finding and leaving great people, looking for something, driven, far away from your family, while trying to overcome difficulties and to keep up with the focus on personal goals. "Groove on and Keep rock'n! New challenge, the way is as long as your life, so enjoy it!"
Alberto embraced the new challenges of two Opera recording sessions in the outstanding Nalepa Strasse complex in Berlin and the converted dancehall studio, Traumton in Spandau. He recorded harps, piano and vocals with great sets of Neuman microphones.
Back on track, breathing and tasting music again.
While engineering and producing for a few artists in Berlin, ALberto got offered the chance to engineer the Black Eyed Peas (Will I Am) [FOTO]. The recording session endured from 10pm till 5am and the volume was incredibly loud.
Alberto kept working in the German capital as a multi-task producer for clients such as: Universal Music Publishing, Allianz AG [VIDEO], Nivea, MTV Germany, Phoenix...
Another side project and time for shooting a music-video, called `Unland´. For the match-time project `newmixage´.
End of 2006, Alberto won the `Johnny-Wildfire´ remix competition under the provisory name of `A-I-R-W-O-L-F´ (which later on became `Airwolf One´) hosted by Aftershock Promotions (UK).
he dedicated most of his time and energy on the Airwolf One's debut album `Brake or Accelerate´, released in mid 2008 (available on iTunes).
The following year his track `Touch the Core of the Beat´ was hosted by Aftershock Promotions for the Airwolf One remix competition, resulting in a 5 track EP `Touch the Core of the Beat - Remix Competition´(available on iTunes).
In 2009 A.T. officially started producing music-videos, thanks to a sponsorship received from ARRI Group and the great support of Rodeo Club and Showcase Potsdam. In addition to composing the music, he put together a team of 25 willing professionals and produced, coordinated, performed and co-edited `Choose to Love´music-video project . This combined challenge inevitably allowed him to grow as a music-video producer. [VIDEO-Final Version 3] [GALLERY]
In 2009 and 2010 respectively, the track `Choose to Love´ was nominated as Best International Act and Best Tour Dates video at the Exposure Music Awards (UK) and entered the UKs unsigned TOP40 chart. Pos.27 and Pos.12
His interest and inspiration for music applied to the concept of fashion, took him to compose a second unconventional album named `Fashion Rocks!´, released on July 2010.
End of 2010, A.T. set his personal green screen studio facility and produced, directed, filmed, performed and edited the `Electrifying Fight´ [VIDEO], featuring the fine imagery of Cheri Freund.
Between 2003 and 2013, Alberto attained Midem (Cannes), Popkom (Berlin), Mercedes Benz-Fashion Week (Berlin), Pitti Immagine (Florence) and Bread & Butter (Berlin).
Alberto Trevisan is a member of collecting society PRS, MCPS, PPL performing society GVL and Crew United.
He speaks Italian, English, French and German.
2011-2012 Under the name of "Francuccis" on a new live club project - "DJ set + live E-Drums ". PERFORMANCE VIDEO LINKS: