Giuseppe Patane' aka Mr. Fellini
Music Producer | Composer | Performer
From Bagnara Calabra, Southern Italy, Giuseppe (aka Mr. Fellini) started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 10, and bass became his main instrument at 14. Self-taught After several years spent in Milan as a performer and arranger, and a short period of live sessions and recordings at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he finally moved to LA.
His wide range of works and collaborations ranges from Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, Stewart Levine, Hugh Masakela, Lalo Schifrin, Herbie Hancock to Sunny Levine,
Mickey Avalon, Pete Yorn and JD King, Alessandro Alessandroni, Warren Cuccurullo, Terry Bozzio, and Eddie Kramer, to name a few, as well as recording sessions at Capitol Studios, Paramount, Cello Studios, Ocean Way Studios, The Village Recorder, Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Forum Village Rome, etc.
His music can be found on FOX, CNN, CBS, NBC, TNT, History Channel, Disney and on Cartoon Network or NHK Japan.
Works include soundtrack-trailer music for the movies “Celeste and Jesse Forever” directed by Lee Toland Krieger starring Rashida Jones, “Funny People”, directed by Judd Apatow, Bass on the “Break Up” album by singer-songwriter Pete Yorn & actress-singer Scarlett Johansson,
Bass player live for THE OLMS, the Pete Yorn and J.D. King’s project, with Jonny Polonsky on guitar and Malcom Cross on drums. The band has been successfully part of the iTunes Festival in London “Roundhouse” with Vampire Weekend, guests at Radio France and great live shows at Club “El Silencio” (David Lynch) in Paris, the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, touring in California with Band Of Horses and all across the USA as well and as special guests at The Jay Leno Show plus a video performance for Chrome Hearts special edition’s magazine. On Harvest Records.on CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)
Currently he is working and developing his special orchestral sound, composing and producing Music for Advertising (Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, Citizen Watch, Revlon, Honda, NHK, etc.) and library albums for Kid’s Cartoons, Ambient, Techno and Electro-Dance (Telepictures/Warner Bros). He ALWAYS looks forward to collaborate with Film directors, Animators, Theatrical and Dance Companies, VJs and Street Artists. He is also performing live multimedia shows in special events and art gallery exhibitions.
As music creative producer, he’s also part of the WASH PARADE Team, lead by entrepreneur Samuel Fox to raise awareness and produce media designed to educate and motivate sports loving children, particularly disadvantaged children and those living in refugee camps around the world.
Honorable Mention Awards: World Section with song “Uyaye”.
- USA Songwriting Competition (2007)
- The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2007)
It is always exciting to watch and hear his ability to blend African music, Jamaican reggae and Western pop and rock with a little bit of “tarantella” (native to his homeland Calabria) into one special orchestral sound.
Stewart Levine (Producer-Simply Red, Hugh Masekela, BB.King, The Crusaders, Boy George)
Giuseppe’s ability to fuse musical elements and influences from all over the world into a pop setting makes him unique and he is a driving force…my little brother!
“I’ve been influenced by many musicians…I used and learned to play along the records of Pino Daniele, Battisti, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Simply Red, MJ, Neil Young and too many others…I listen a lot of ECM records, all Morricone’s work, Nino Rota, Mahler…love Coltrane, Miles, Mingus, Bill Evans and amazed by live performances of Keith Jarrett, anything by Pat Metheny to Roger Waters, Radiohead, Massive Attack…and to be honest by a lot of not so known artists. Live Performance is the real bridge between Music and Audience.
The main thing I focus on when Music is created and performed is the Sound…his Energy and Vibrations.
Sometime I love silence, rarely some noise…I deeply need to be touched by harmony and melody. And the rhythm is always behind everything…the GROOVE is the pulse, the flow, the TIME! I love any source of sound…from a wonderful acoustic cello to a moog plug-in…from an analog synth to an old vertical piano…from a magic snare to a deep bass tone. Any genre of Music…Wherever it comes from, it has to be organic…real. This always comes not from the instrument itself but from the artist intention, instinct, sensibility and awareness”. GP