A groundbreaking exhibition has launched today at the Brunswick Art Gallery in central London, showcasing a collection of films and piano tracks by composer Fabio D’Andrea in a one-of-a-kind visual album experience.
Titled “24,” this innovative project features a set of 24 piano pieces composed by Fabio D’Andrea, representing each major and minor chromatic key of the musical scale. What sets this collection apart is that each piano piece is accompanied by its own music video, making it the world’s first classical video album. These videos delve into contemporary themes, touching on issues such as domestic abuse (starring Mel B), disability (featuring Rose Leslie), and mental health (with Russel Tovey).
Fabio D’Andrea expresses his excitement about the exhibition, stating, “I am absolutely thrilled that Brunswick Art Gallery is showcasing ’24’ in this unique way. It pushes the boundaries of art and music, offering visitors a captivating ‘big screen’ experience of my work. I am passionate about reaching younger audiences and demonstrating that classical music can be enjoyed in various innovative forms.”
Each music video features renowned actors and dancers who are passionate about contemporary music and the arts. Their performances showcase their exceptional acting skills through the expressive medium of dance. The videos span a wide range of genres and feature dancers from esteemed institutions such as The Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, and The London Contemporary Dance School. They are choreographed by some of the top choreographers in the UK.
One of the first videos from the series, “The Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Fabio himself, has received acclaim at numerous film festivals and has won over 20 international awards, including “Best Music Video” at the prestigious LA Short Fest. Another video, “Love Should Not Hurt,” featuring Spice Girl Mel B, garnered significant global media coverage. Notable actors like Natalie Dormer and Ellie Bamber have also participated in Fabio’s videos.
Overall, “24” offers a visually stunning collection of videos accompanied by beautiful original piano music. Fabio’s aim is to inspire younger generations and cultivate a newfound appreciation for contemporary dance and music. The videos depict a wide range of stories, addressing social issues, celebrating cultural history, and showcasing the wonders of the natural world. Through this innovative approach, contemporary classical music becomes accessible to a diverse global audience.
The Brunswick Art Gallery, located in Brunswick Square (WC1N 1AE), is open from 11 am to 5:30 pm (4 pm on weekends), providing visitors with an opportunity to experience this unique blend of film and music.