In 1973, Bernardo Lanzetti, with “Acqua
Fragile”, did record that first album by
the same name. In 2013, to celebrate 40 years of voice and music. have been
produced some dedicated events. A unique event called “VOX 40” took place in Parma, Italy, at Teatro Al Parco on May 28,
first part of the concert will feature Tango Spleen Orchestra, a small
modern/classical unit working around Acqua Fragile music. I found those
musicians having a very Prog sound, a bit like Astor Piazzolla played by Gentle
Giant. Right after, my voice will of course cut through PFM music up to CCLR
songs, touching avant-garde compositions driven by my Glovox.” B.L.
Since 1973, first with “Acqua
Fragile”, following with “PFM”, Bernardo Lanzetti has always been one of the
finest Progressive Rock vocalists. After touring Japan, Canada, UK and the US, in the 80ies, he
went solo as a recording artist also devoting himself to voice and electronics
experimentations that led him to invent a unique device called Glovox , a glove
with pick ups to be placed on his throat to detect vibrations from his vocal
chords, signals to be afterword processed like an electric guitar or
Also very active as an
actor/vocalist, Bernardo has performed in avant-garde theatres in Parma and
Milan. He has worked with many other well known artists including Giorgio
Gaslini, Ivano Fossati, classic-contemporary composer Maurizio Pisati and performed
or recorded with British artists such as David Jackson (VdGG) , Ian Mosley
(Marillion), Frank Ricotti, Steve Simpson (Roger Chapman’s Shortlist), Ian
Anderson (Jethro Tull), Steve Hackett (Genesis), and Greg
Lake (King Crimson, ELP).
Chosen by Bruce Springsteen
management, Lanzetti has been translating the lyrics of the album
“Nebraska”into Italian. He also did translate dialogs for cult movies like
“Without Air” by Neil Abramson and “Pushing Hands” by Oscar winner Ang Lee.
As voice and word performer, Bernardo
Lanzetti has produced and released a 3 CD collection: “ECLECTICLANZ”, sung in
different languages, ancient Greek included, while putting together different
form of arts like painting, video, and even fashion fabric packaging.
“BLUESLANZ” a blues oriented mini album and
the intense “DYLANZ”, a tribute to Bob Dylan songs, do celebrate the artist’s
In 2011, CCLR (Cavalli Cocchi,
Lanzetti, Roversi), a new Trio, was formed to be signed by Esoteric, the famous
UK label, that released their first album worldwide.
Bernardo Lanzetti’s voice does span
over more than three octaves with a remarkable power and flexibility. In
“Fango” a theatre play after Shakespeare’s Macbeth featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s opera
music, Mr.Lanzetti has been singing both tenor and a sort of soprano parts.
Sometimes he can even work with just the lower part of his vocal chords
producing a subtle and disturbing sound he called “Voice Of Darkness”.
“VOX 40” thatwill also host paintings, drawings and video animations by
Bernardo Lanzetti, is meant to be taken on tour in the future.