OTEME New Line-Up 2022 on…

Andrea Michelotti: clarinets
Giada Del Grande: voice, guitars
Enrico Giuntini: voice, keyboards, guitars
Edgar Gomez: voice, bass guitar, percussion, guitars
Stefano Giannotti: voice, guitars, banjo, percussion, keyboards

UN SALUTO ALLE NUVOLE live at the Teatro dello Scompiglio, June 1st 2019




1 June 2019

Un saluto alle nuvole
(Greetings to the Clouds)


winning project of the open call “Of Death and Dying”
Ensemble OTEME
Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse
(Observatory of Emerged Lands)
Irene Benedetti flute, piccolo, voice
Elia Bianucci clarinets
Stefano Giannotti  voices, guitar, electric guitar, banjo, objects
Emanuela Lari keyboards, voice
Vittorio Win Fioramonti  double bass, bass, harmonica, voice
Antonio Caggiano vibraphone, percussion
Riccardo Ienna drums, percussion

The starting point was the video-documentary “Un saluto alle nuvole” (“Greetings to the Clouds”) made in 2012 by Stefano Giannotti for the San Cataldo Hospice in Maggiano (Lucca). In the original video, nurses, health workers, doctors and patients’ relatives responded to questions on the themes of death, happiness, and memory.
In this new work, such reflections become poetic material for the construction of a series of songs and chamber pieces, somewhere between the styles of singer-songwriter, avant-rock, and cultured languages of the Twentieth century. As in other works we play with the idea of the work as a city in perpetual construction, deconstruction and restoration. Old materials become the elements in the new installations.

OTEME – Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse (Observatory of Emerged Lands), a variable arrangement ensemble/project created in 2010 by the composer Stefano Giannotti, also a member of the band, as a chamber music workshop between rock and contemporary cultured music; since then, the stable core of the ensemble is joined by musicians from different areas, depending on the repertoire.

Un saluto-Mariola

New Production for the Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio, 2019

OTEME-NF-da Manu

The Observatory of the Emerged Lands is pleased to announce the new production for the Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio Scompiglio (http://www.delloscompiglio.org/it/cultura/della-morte-e-del-morire/progetti-vincitori-2.html) within the new Season OF DEATH AND DYING. The project, entitled UN SALUTO ALLE NUVOLE (GREETINGS TO CLOUDS), has been selected from about 500 entries and will be staged on June 1, 2019.

Left to right:
Riccardo Ienna, Emanuela Lari, Irene Benedetti, Stefano Giannotti, Elia Bianucci, Vittorio Fioramonti



OTEME – Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse



The video that anticipates the band’s new album
With a very special guest: Antonio Caggiano on vibraphone!!!


Stefano Giannotti’s new video for the song ORPHEUS AND MOIRA, from the new CD
THE BODY IN THE DREAM for Ma.Ra.Cash Records, available from MAY 4th 2018

WATCH THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/9XDDNFGdTU0
LISTEN TO THE SONG: https://soundcloud.com/oteme/orfeo-e-moira-orpheus-and-moira

A tale that is dreamlike and a bit off key, (almost) a video clip for the song ORPHEUS AND MOIRA written by Stefano Giannotti for the ensemble OTEME and found on the CD THE BODY IN THE DREAM, this work is based on the visual interactions among characters taken from old films of the circus, and overlapped on landscapes in movement. Halfway between video art and choreography, this work uses animations based on hundreds of frames that were trimmed by hand using Photoshop and digital photography.

OTEME – Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse (The Observatory of Dry Lands) is a musical project / chamber ensemble whose size and composition change according to the music being executed and the language chosen. It was born in 2010 after some years of didactical experiments in the fields of song-writing, art-rock and contemporary music; since then, the stable core of the ensemble is joined by musicians from different areas, depending on the repertoire. The group performs works written by the Italian composer, performer and videomaker Stefano Giannotti, also member of the band.
The new CD is a collection of songs strongly contaminated by very different music experiences which range from Rock-In-Opposition to Jazz, from Orchestral Zappa to Chill-Out revised, from Music Theatre to classic counterpoint. With a thin veil of humor, which never hurts!!!


OTEME – Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse (su Orfeo e Moira)

Valentina Cinquini, Valeria Marzocchi, Emanuela Lari, Gabriele Stefani, Edgar Gomez: voices
Stefano Giannotti: voice, bass-guitar, electronics
Lorenzo Del Pecchia: bass clarinet
Maicol Pucci: flugelhorn
Marco Fagioli: sifon
Riccardo Ienna: percussion

Antonio Caggiano: vibraphone

Production, direction, animation, music and lyrics: Stefano Giannotti



© Stefano Giannotti / SIAE 2018