Andrea Carri

"Music is the best reflection of soul, an universal language which could arrive where words fail.".

"Music is a metaphysical trip in unknown places.".

"Musik is truth.".

These quotes from Andrea give an idea of the importance that music and composing have for him.

Andrea Carri was born in Italy in the province of Reggio Emilia on January 23, 1990.  He started playing the piano at the age of six. Since then he has continuously learned how to play the piano and about musical theory and he has consolidated his knowledge in very different genres in live performances with bands.

Andrea with 6 years playing the piano
PhD Day

He also holds a degree in engineering and environmental engineering as well as a master's degree with honors in environmental engineering and natural resources and made his PhD in 2018. Andrea Carri is employed with ASE S.r.l..

Already in his childhood he wrote, just for his own entertainment, some piano pieces. In 2009 he started to work seriously as composer and 2010 he released in autoproduction his first album "Partire". Some pieces of the album, in neoclassical style, were used as soundtracks in short films or advertising clips.

In 2012 he released his second album "Stanze Segrete", also in autoproduction, and started to present his music in live in events, such as Piano City Milano. In 2013, he released his third album "Metamorfosi", funded by fans through a fundraising campaign on the net. He made a great tour which took him from Reggio Emilia via Milan (Piano City), Naples (Piano City), Vigevano, to Germany (Saarwellingen), Poland (Lodz and Rogow) and to the legendary Roundhouse in London, where he also played as a street musician at the St. Pancras Station.

Andrea Carri and Francesco Mantovani at Saarwellingen in 2013

Many songs from the album "Metamorfosi" are also used as a soundtrack for short films, commercials, TV shows in Italy (especially Italia 1) and abroad. Andrea decided to establish a collaboration with the British artist Subsonic Winter, his interpretation of the songs "The Inner Circle" became the soundtrack of the short film "Se l'andava cercando" by Pietro Fabio Fodaro. The film was selected for the "Short Film Corner"of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, for the Gold Elephant World Film Festival in Catania and many other prestigious events.

During the tour he released the two singles “Together” and “Aprile” with BePlay Music, a label from Vigevano.

Chronos Studio Logo
The new Chronos Studio

In April 2014 he founded the Chronos Studio, a small concert room, which Andrea uses to host exclusive events with only a few available places that can be booked online. In that location he shares his piano with distinguished artists of international reputation, like Fabrizio Paterlini and Bruno Bavota.

The Chronos Studio has now moved and Andrea has founded a label called Chronos Studio with which he has released some of his own songs.

Andrea and Francesco Mantovani with Chronos in Germany

Thanks to the ongoing support from his fans (also economically), he published in September 2014, with the Irish label Psychonavigation Records, his fourth album "Chronos" with new songs. The album took him on a tour through Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena, Vigevano (Pavia), Chiavenna (SO), Milan (Piano City), Naples (Piano City), Mombaroccio (PU) and to Germany (Munich, Wadgassen, Saarwellingen).

In November 2014 Andrea started his "I play yours" project. Since then he publishes every month a different song by another artist, which he interprets in his own way on the piano.

In 2016 Andrea founded, together with Daniele Leoni and Francesco Mantovani, "Pedala Piano". The piano bike was financed by numerous fans via the Internet. It allows the trio to carry their music into the Italian streets.

Daniele Leoni, Francesco Mantovani, Andrea Carri
Andrea and Francesco Camminati with Shadows in Germany

In 2017 "Shadows" was released with "Memory Recordings". The new album was developed in collaboration with Francesco Camminati and represents an important development of the sound against the past. The Shadows Tour lead Andrea and Francesco to Germany where they played at Bietzen and Wadgassen.

His single "A Distant Ship" was released on 28th march 2019 (Piano Day) with Mellotron.

In 2020 released Andrea the album "Singularity", also with Mellotron. In the same year he released the single "Light"with the Dutch label Fruits Music.  Also in 2020 he published the single "Notturna" with the label Raighes Factory.

In January 2021 released Andrea in collaboration with Marcello Liverani  the single "Prime Numbers" with the label "Believe".

Also in 2021 was the single "Opportunity" realeased with the INRI Classic.

"The day I met you",  "אִילָנָה", "Absence" and"A walk in Lodz" released in 2021 with his own Label Chronos Studio.

The book "Outlaw Ocean" by Ian Urbina was inspiration for Andreas album "The Thunder" . The album was released in 2021 with Synesthesia Media.

In May 2022 was released the single "Someday" by Yellow Rose Records in cooperation with Kjell Sønksen.

Together with the artist Jaacopo Croci has Andrea released the single "Breathe" by the label Believe.

In July 2022, the single “Lullaby in Ab” was released on Yellow Rose Records in cooperation with Luca Mazzillo

The single "Kenopsia"was released in September 2022 in cooperation with Emanuele Dentoni by bzurmusic.

In November 2022 released Andrea the single "Eyes wide open" with his label Chronos Studio.

In 2022 published Andrea new versions of some songs from his albums :"Frammenti", "Riflessi d'Autunno", "Giochi di Luce" from the album Metamorfosi; "Arrival" from the album Singularity and "The Void" from the album The Thunder.

Some Spotify facts

In recent years, Andrea has delved more intensively into ambient and electronic music. Under the name "A Bridge to Outer Space,"were released a few singles in collaboration with Roberto Porpora in in 2021 and 2022: "The Waterfall", "The Whale", "Àtomos" and "Antarctic night".

Until December 2023, Andrea's songs have been streamed 9.7 million times on Spotify by 1.8 million listeners from 183 countries. That's a total of 529,525 hours in which Andrea's songs were listened to. 😀

Together with the singer Elisa Lepre founded Andrea in 2019 the tribute band Hegel - Ommaggio a Lucio Battisti.

Hegel - Ommaggio a Lucio Battisti
Hegel - Ommaggio a Lucio Battisti