Oct 23 2006

Fredo Viola: “The Sad Song”

Published by at 11:52 pm under MP3's

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click photo to watch awesome video

Let me introduce you to Fredo Viola. Fredo graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied film. Film has always been a passion for him, but music even more so. Fredo, and his fans for that matter, now have the best of both worlds. We get to listen to his music, and also watch his beautiful music videos.

Fred’s video “The Sad Song” is truly impressive. The video was created entirely using 15 second jpg movies from his little Nikon Coolpix 775 still camera. The video is displayed as a multiple image panorama, and alongside the song, it is effective. “The Sad Song” can indeed be considered a ‘sad song’, but at the same time, I see signs of hope and an emerging happiness. The nature scenes, moving bicycle shadow, and even Fredo singing in the video, remind me of life. To watch the music video, click the photo at the top of this post.

Viola was born in London, but has lived most of his life in the U.S. He currently resides in Woodstock, NY and lists some influential artists as Shostakovich, Britten, Bartok, Stravinsky, and Belle and Sebastian to name a few. He has recently signed with French label “Because” and has plans of releasing a full album. Due to the fact that Fredo just signed with a label, most of his songs are not available in full at this time, but I strongly encourage you to check out his Myspace and his site where there are samples. Also, make sure to watch The Sad Song video.

The Turn:

Fredo Viola – The Sad Song

Fredo Viola – Robinson Crusoe(sample-click myspace link above to hear full)

Fredo Viola – Red States (sample)

I am really sorry for the lack of posts recently. These last few weeks have been abnormally busy, but I promise to make it up to you.

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