Vasco Barbieri is an Italian singer-songwriter whose music narrates the existential challenges during the transition from boy to man.
He writes his songs in English, hoping to relate to an international audience.
Both a composer and philosopher, Vasco Barbieri had an eventful childhood. He was in a coma when he was seven years old, then returned home with serious damage to his sight. He sat down at the piano and played Lucio Dallas’ ‘Caruso’ by ear without ever having played before. Music quickly became his refuge and a means for him to understand and express himself. He went to study at a Music School in Ohio at nine years old, where he first discovered classical music, and later studied at the Actor Studio in Rome, eventually majoring in Philosophy.
His tracks explore the salient moments in life which turn out to be crucial to forming one’s identity - the phases of growth, self-discovery and reflection. Cerebral and contemplative, Vasco Barbieri's music fuses elements of pop, rock, classical, ambient and downtempo, with moments reminiscent of The Cinematic Orchestra & late Moby.