Rocco_Granata_Works

300 CDs around the world

This is the first CD that is both a musical project and art installation.
Works is a collection of 12 instrumental tracks written and produced by me, distributed free in two ways: antisocial and social. Through the social distribuitionyou can ​download the entire album for free. Through the antisocial distribuition "Works" is handed out through an art installation.
Works has been made into 300 numbered and signed CDs, left on the streets or in public places, there to be picked by people passing by. Every copy left is photographed and the photo is shared on this website. The CDs are distributed by me or by volunteers. If you want to distribute a CD, send me a message on contacts.

The music

The tracks are based on a conversation between a piano and a cello.
These two instruments are the core of the musical structure of “Works”. From this core, the conversation is enriched by drum machines (Arise), sample loops (Lost Memories), tribal choirs (Haka), groove dubstep (Earth), synths and effects (A Young Man, Cry Of Love), strings (Life, Undead, Harden My Heart, Without You).
The track “Harden My Heart” is a cover of Quaterflash, an 80s pop band.
Lullaby is the only track of the album that I wrote for a soprano, guitar, flute and choir. It is structured as a sacred aria, but the lack of any kind of religious lyrics and the use of the voice just as another instrument gives it a secular feeling in its interpretation.

The Social Distribution

Through the social distribuition you can download the whole album and share it as you see fit.
Click on download and enter your e-mail address. You will be sent a link where you can download it. After listening to if you want to fund other productions you can buy the album on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
You can also listen to it streaming on Spotify and Deezer. If you want to use my music send me a message to the page contacts.

The antisocial distribuition - The art installation

The installation has the aim to make people think about the real meaning of the word “​sharing​”, in a world where social networks have given a virtual vision to this word (share photos, videos, news, virtual petitions). This is why the name “​antisocial distribution”. Without the intent of demonizing Facebook, Twitter and others, the installation wants to demonstrate that you can share also in real life. Some places chosen are highly symbolic as the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels and the White House in Washington because the correct interpretation of the word "​sharing​" also passes through the centres of power. Share among all ... resources and wealth.
Belgium - Brussels - European Commission - Cd 058/300. Copy distributed by Umberto Tozzi
Usa - Washington Dc - Independence Ave - Cd 044/300. Copy distributed by Eddie Matus
Cambodia – Angkor – Temples – Cd 205/300. Copy distributed by Angela Nunez Gaitan.
Denmark - Copenhagen - Nyhavn - Cd 165/300. Copy distributed by Susana González Antonete.
Germany – Stuttgart Tower – Cd 189/300. Copy distributed by Magdalena Wurm
Brasil - Copacabana beach - Cd 061/300. Copy distributed by Francesco Messina
Senegal - Mosquée de la Divinité - Cd 168/300. Copy distributed by Biagio Granata
Japan – Nagoya – Sakae Station – Cd 216/300. Copy distributed by Luigi Stranieri

I ask those who found a copy of "Works" send me a picture of its new home: a library, a collection of records, his car ...
If you want to send me a picture of the CD you have found, or do you want to write me to distribute a copy of the CD, to express your views or use the music for your work, use the page contacts.

New Home Cd 125/300. Photo by George and Ilaria
New Home Cd 061/300. Photo by Gilardi Gonzalo.
New Home Cd 235/300. Photo by Francesco Favilli
New Home Cd 137/300. Photo by Leonardo Vegli

Urban RE Action Figure – Roma Museo MACRO

From 14 to 16 July 2017 the Cd was taken to the Museo Macro in Rome on the occasion of Urban KING Action Figure. It's probably the first Cd to be exposed in a Museum of contemporary art.

Credits

Thomas Munz: piano
Lita Rodcenko: cello
Rocco Granata: bass, synth, sampling, orchestrator

Music and arrangement by Rocco Granata except “Harden My Heart” written by Marvin Webster Ross, courtesy of Warner Bros Music.

Artwork: Maria McGinley, “Autumn’s Child”.

Thanks: Sossio, Raffaelina, Biagio e Melina.

Special Thanks: Angelo Bitonto & Iolanda Nardandrea, Eddie Matus & Magdalena Duhagon, Art To Be Stolen, Umberto Tozzi, Claudia Anedda, Doris Di Nicola, Bionditudine, Marianoricciosole, Alberto Firrincieli, Ilaria Castellazzi, Karin Stifter, Christina Posch, Marco Zordan, Sossio Aversana, Melissa Rossi, Zeitwille, Linda Primo, Fabrizio Schiavoni, Leo Pietrafesa, Michela Niccolai, Damien Philipidhis, Petra Rudolf, Justin Sarmast, Luisa Loiacono, Pop Calin Ovidiu, Lara Badioli, Lara Gramantieri, Antonio Petronzi, Chiarastella Foschini, Angela Nunez Gaitan, Giulia Floris, Olja Nekrasova, Stefan Stignei, Chump Magazine, Susana González Antonete, Eleonora Bertani, Sara Mushroom, Mariarosaria Castelletti, Paola Trussardi, Sargon Nissan, Rami Fetyani, Petra Rudolf, Luigi Stranieri, Marta Grimaccia, Magdalena Wurm, Francesco Messina, Asli Tasdemiroglu, Adam Wesky, Lucia De Falco, Michele Tarzia, Valentina Loffredo, Marco Triolo, Sedova Julia, Elvira Lamanna, Marco Ginghini, Mario Landolfo, Stefano Covili, Stefano Siracusa, Diana Dawid Bishay, Leonardo Vegli, Audiofarm

To Silvia and Sofia

List of distributed Cds

ICELAND – Seljalandsfoss – Cd 215/300

AUSTRALIA - Melbourne - 080/300 One in the same – Hozier Lane

MAURITIUS - Cd 099/300

THAILAND - Bangkok - 064/300 Yamaha Ratchadapisek Music School

JAPAN - Nagoya - 216/300 Sakae Station

TURKEY - Gümüşlük, Bodrum Karakaya Retreat - Cd 204/300

RUSSIA - Saint Petersburg - Philharmonia Cd 162/300

CHINA - Hong Kong - Kennedy Town - Cd 194/300

ARGENTINA - Base Naval Puerto Belgrano - 061/300 Parroquia Stella Maris (new home)

CANADA – Edmonton – High Level Bridge – Cd 198/300

CAMBODIA - Angkor - Temples - Cd 205/300

SLOVENIA – Ljubljana – Dragon Bridge – Cd 173/300

ROMANIA - Târgu Mureș - 090/300 Maros Megyei Museum

NETHERLANDS – Leiden – Oude Vest – Cd 096/300

DENMARK - Copenhagen - Nyhavn - Cd 165/300

CZECH REPUBLIC - Praga - Karlův most - Cd 075/300

NORWAY - Oslo - 085/300 Domkirke

NORWAY - Geiranger - Cd 034/300

GERMANY - Stuttgart - 189/300 Tower

GERMANY - Heidelberg - Heiliggeistkirche - Cd 127/300

GERMANY - Mannheim - Paradeplatz - Cd 236/300

GERMANY - Berlin - Mauerpark - Cd 210/300

SVEDEN - Stockholms skärgård - Vaxholm - Cd 110/300

SVEDEN - Stockholm - Stortorgsbrunnen - Cd 111/300

GREEK – Santorini – Cd 068/300

GREEK – Corfu – City Hall – Cd 081/300

GREEK – Athens – Acropolis – Cd 169/300

UK – London – 202/300 Olden Community Gardens

UK - London - 197/300 Private House

UK - London - Gatwick Airport - Cd 199/300

UK - London - Nomadic Community Garden - Cd 163/300

UK - Norwich - Market PI - Cd 028/300

Uk - Oxford - Britannia Inn - Cd 196/300

SPAIN - Bilbao - 078/300 Guggenheim Museum

SPAIN - Siviglia - 101/300 Alameda de Hercules

SPAIN - Siviglia - 105/300 Plaza de Espana

SPAIN - Santiago de Compostela - Cathedral - Cd 191/300

SPAIN - Pamplona - Café Libros Norte del Sur - Cd 206/300

SPAIN - Valencia - Plaza de la Virgen - Cd 188/300

SPAIN - Barcellona - Sagrada Familia - Cd 184/300

SPAIN - Gijón - CD 241/300

AUSTRIA - Klagenfurt - 020/300 Lindwurn

AUSTRIA – Wiener Prater – Cd 174/300

AUSTRIA - Graz - 019/300 ORF

AUSTRIA - Wien - Stadtpark - Cd 214/300

AUSTRIA - Wien - Hauptbücherei - Cd 067/300

BELGIUM - Brussels - 055/300 Musèe des instruments de musique

BELGIUM - Brussels - 058/300 European Commission

BELGIUM - Brussels - 074/300 Parc Cinquantenaire

BELGIUM - Brussels - 164/300 Atomium

USA - California - Turlock High School - Cd 178/300

USA - New York - 103/300 High Line - Manhattan

USA - Boston - 077/300 Tufts University

USA - Washington, DC - 042/300 White House

USA - Washington, DC - 043/300 Washington Monument - Constitution Gardens

USA - Washington, DC - 044/300 Independence Ave

USA - Washington, DC - 045/300 II War World Memorial Lincoln Memorial

USA - Washington, DC - 046/300 Martin Luther King Memorial Independence

USA - Washington, DC - 048/300 National Museum of African American History & Culture

USA - Maryland - 037/300 Annapolis

USA - Maryland - 038/300 Annapolis

USA - Maryland - 039/300 University of Maryland

USA - Maryland - 040/300 Point High School, Beltsville

ITALY - Rome - 047/300 Via Appia Antica – Sepolcro dei Rabiri e Usia Ursia Prima

ITALY - Rome - 088/300 - Fiera Nazionale della Piccole e Media Editoria.

ITALY - Rome - 098/300 - Lago Ex Snia

ITALY - Rome - 095/300 - Via del Corso

ITALY - Rome - 097/300 Yeah!, Pigneto

ITALY - Rome - 021/300 Museo MAXXI

ITALY - Rome - 017/300 Via dei Campani 85

ITALY - Rome - 013/300 Vicolo del Piede

ITALY - Rome - 011/300 Nero Gallery

ITALY - Rome - 010/300 Nero Gallery

ITALY - Rome - 006/300 Termini Station

ITALY - Rome - 084/300 Termini Station

ITALY - Rome - 005/300 Piazza Nuccitelli Persiani

ITALY - Rome - 004/300 Piazza della Madonna de Monti

ITALY - Rome - 003/300 Palazzo delle Esposizioni

ITALY - Rome - 001/300 Via Gentile da Mogliano

ITALY - Rome - 082/300 Via dell'Arco del Monte

ITALY - Rome - 083/300 Piazza Trilussa

ITALIA - Roma - 142/300 Lightcut Film

ITALY - Florence - 089/300 Orti del Parnaso

Italy - Firenze - Borgo S. Jacopo - Cd 144/300

Italy - Firenze - La Citè Libreriacaffè - Cd 124/300

Italy - Firenze - Fontana del Nettuno - Cd 135/300

Italy - Firenze - Via del gomitolo dell'oro - Cd 222/300

Italy - Firenze - Via del gomitolo dell'oro - Cd 137/300

Italy - Firenze - Spazio Alfieri - Cd 128/300

Italy - Firenze - Via S. Orsola - Cd 148/300

Italy - Firenze - Istituto di Belle Arti - Cd 133/300

Italy - Firenze - Via della Toscanella - Cd 130/300

Italy - Firenze - Via della Toscanella - Cd 146/300

Italy - Firenze - Via dei Bardi - Sala prove Litfiba - Cd 125/300

Italy - Firenze - Conservatorio - Cd 131/300

Italy - Firenze - Costa Scarpuccia - Cd 134/300

Italy - Firenze - Pontevecchio - Cd 132/300

Italy - Firenze - Via degli Alfani - Cd 141/300

Italy - Firenze - Piazza dei Giudici - Cd 147/300

Italy - Firenze - Via Calimala - Cd 136/300

Italy - Firenze - Lungarno Guicciardini - Cd 219/300

ITALY - Rome - 109/300 Sparwasser

ITALY - Rome - 107/300 and 108/300 Piazza Augusto Imperatore

ITALY - Rome - 092/300 Cinema Aquila

ITALY - Rome - 112/300 Città dello Sport

ITALY - Rome - 093/300 Kino

ITALY - Rome - 087/300 Blutopia

ITALY - Rome - 115/300 Parco delle Energie

ITALY - Rome - 114/300 Baobab

ITALY - Rome - 094/300 Forte Prenestino

ITALY - Rome - 118/300 Gazometro

ITALY - Rome - 117/300 Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio

ITALY - Rome - 120/300 Record Shop

ITALY - Rome - 113/300 Museo della Liberazione

ITALY - Rome - 119/300 Laboratorio d'Arte Sperimetale di Antonio Petronzi

ITALY - Rome - 121/300 - Communia

ITALY - Roma - 122/300 Libreria Anomalia

ITALY - Roma - 151/300 Ponte della Musica

ITALY - Roma - 152/300 Ponte della Musica

ITALY - Roma - 15o/300 Moschea

ITALIA - Roma - Via di San Sebastianello - Cd 182/300

ITALY - Matera - 014/300 Rione S.Biagio

ITALY - Naples - 030/300 Piazza Dante

ITALY - Naples - 031/300 Piazza Bellini

ITALY - Naples - 002/300 Via Cesario Console

Italy - Napoli - Accademia delle Belle Arti - CD 192/300

Italy - Napoli - Port'Alba - CD 213/300

Italy - Napoli - Conservatorio di Musica di San Pietro a Majella - CD 160/300

Italy - Napoli - Stazione Centrale - CD 157/300

Italy - Napoli - Via Annunziata - Ruota degli Esposti - 171/300

Italy - Napoli - Complesso Monumentale Di San Severo Al Pendino - CD 224/300

Italy - Napoli - Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore - Il San Gennaro di Jorit - CD 172/300

Italy - Napoli - Duomo - CD 225/300

Italy - Napoli - Vico Panettieri - CD 170/300

Italy - Napoli - Via San Gregorio Armeno - Cd 167/300

Italy - Napoli - Via San Gregorio Armeno - Cd 220/300

Italy - Napoli - Via San Gregorio Armeno - Cd 221/300

Italy - Napoli - Via Mezzocannone - CD 212/300

Italy - Napoli - Monastero S. Chiara - Cd 226/300

Italy - Napoli - Piazza del Gesù Nuovo - Cd 227/300

Italy - Napoli - Galleria Principe di Napoli - CD 228/300

Italy - Napoli - Ex OPG Occupato - Je so' pazzo - CD 195/300

Italy - Napoli - Palazzo Sanfelice - CD 229/300

Italy - Napoli - Palazzo dello Spagnuolo - Cd 193/300

Italy - Napoli - Metro Toledo - CD 187/300

Italy - Napoli - Galleria Umberto I - CD 201/300

Italy - Napoli - Maschio Angioino - CD 166/300

Italy - Napoli - B&B Start - CD 233/300

Italy – Napoli – Vicoletto Chiavettieri al Pendino – Cd 223/300

ITALY - Orbetello (GR) - 008/300 Corso Italia

ITALY - Abbadia San Salvatore (SI) - 015/300 Via Vincenzo Pinelli 25

ITALY - Campiglia Marittima (LI) - 016/300 Piazza della Repubblica 12

ITALY - San Vincenzo (LI) - 023/300 Via Principessa

ITALY - Suvereto (LI) - 104/300 Via Piave 10

ITALY - Vetta Monte Amiata (SI) - 022/300

ITALY - Piancastagnaio (SI) - 009/300 Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 1

ITALY - Cassola (VI) - 027/300 La patisserie

ITALY - Ischia (NA) - 060/300

ITALY - Catania - 069/300 Porto

ITALY - Bologna - 086/300 Piazza di Porta Ravegnana

ITALY - Cattolica (RN) - 056/300 Piazza Nettuno

ITALY - Venice - 032/300 Piazza S.Marco

ITALY - Alba (CN) - 073/300

ITALY - Fiumicino (RM) - 155/300

ITALY - Fiumicino (RM) - 153/300

ITALY - Fiumicino (RM) - 154/300

ITALY - Fiumicino (RM) - 149/300

ITALY - Ravenna - 123/300 Loggetta Lombardesca

ITALY - Scario (SA) - 100/300 Costa Cilentana

ITALIA - Modena - MATA- "Cavallo di Modena" di Mimmo Paladino Cd 051/300

Italy – Giardino di Ninfa – Cisterna di Latina – Cd 234/300

ITALIA - Sassuolo - Ponte pedonale sul Secchia - Cd 049/300

Italy – Verona – Piazza delle Erbe – Cd 025/300

Italy – Cagliari – Marina Piccola – Cd 106/300

Italy – Bassano del Grappa – Viale dei Martiri – Cd 029/300

Italy - Bassano del Grappa - Piazza Terraglio - Cd 033/300

Italy – Reggio Emilia – Stazione di Calatrava – Cd 050/300

Italy - Reggio Emilia - Kristof Kintera Public Jukebox- Cd 052/300

Italy - Venezia - Campo San Barnaba - Cd 035/300

Italy – Jonadi – Piazza Italia – Cd 161/300

Italy - Paestum (SA) - Cd 238/300

Italy - Castellabate (SA) - Castle Museum - Cd 237/300

Italy – Castellabate (SA) – Promenade – Cd 239/300

Italy – Trivigliano (FR) – Cd 181/300

Italy - Sciacca (AG) - Quartiere dei Marinai - CD 179/300

Italy - Rubiera (RE) - School Day CD176/300

Italy - Caserta - Reggia - CD 177/300

Italy – Mantova – Campo Canoa – CD 200/300

Italy - Udine - Piazza Primo Maggio - CD 180/300