Amber Maze was shot inside Le Grotte del Cantinone in Osimo, a series of 88 caves, tunnels, and wells filled with fascinating figures and symbols. The mystery surrounding the origins of these caves is probably due to their secrecy.
They are also called "labyrinth" due to the profound initiatory and esoteric meaning as it represents the initiate's path towards the centre, the revelation.
My Toccata form piano song represents the restlessness and fear felt within these places both real and spiritual, when we are trying to reach higher levels of understanding.
Respiro (breath) has always been a natural synonym of life and an absolute symbol of existence. In ancient Greek philosophy, the word pneuma had the double meaning of "breath" understood as the act of letting air in and out of the lungs, and of "vital breath" in a spiritual sense. In and out, up and down. It is the rhythm of the breath that enters and exits. A rhythm, light and silent, that accompanies the day, time, life over time. Breath is the first connection to life, and since our coming into the world it has never left us. It would perhaps be more accurate to say that breath is life, essential for survival. Breathing encloses vital energy in it. Breath mastery tames all passions, conquers serenity, prepares the mind for meditation and awakens spiritual energy.
Respiro 1 is a simple melody, a calm stream, the strophes of a poem… the memories of a great love of my youth emerge in this song: the Schubert cycle “Die schöne Müllerin”, where the protagonist walks beside a stream , symbol of the eternity of time, singing of its worries and its aspirations.