Sétamùr

(Amiata, Toscana)

 Sétamùr

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releases on Acustronica:

No Need To Talk

No Need To Talk

Explorers

Explorers

Remix Eye Movement

Remix Eye Movement

Acetilene

Acetilene

We Play You Don’t Know What So Neither Do We

We Play You Don’t Know What So Neither Do We

Rapid Eye Movement

Rapid Eye Movement

Libra

Libra

Sétamùr is a music project founded in 2008 by the Italian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, painter, actor Norman Baiocchi (Misdea [Live Soundtracking], Melinda Ligeti Trio+, Virtuosi Dal Pianeta Talento, ex Liberal Carme), developing through solo, duo and band productions.

Characteristics of this project are expressed by using diverse music styles:  cinematic dream-pop, ambient, jazz, experimental, avant-garde, rock and electronic, in both vocal (English, Italian) and instrumental music.

 

In 2011 comes out 5 Coins in a Wishing Well, an EP composed and recorded live together with Norman’s wife and collaborator Melinda Ligeti, a serbo-hungarian composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer, during their first concert as duo, in Trappola Acustica studio (Piancastagnaio, Italy). 200 copies were sold out in 2 months during the promotional tour of the duo in both Italy and Serbia, through concerts, radio showcases, TV appearances on Ad Libitum show presented on Serbian national TV RTS, featuring Melinda Ligeti Trio. In the end of the year, the Jovan Bandur String Orchestra performed Butterfl’eyes, arranged by Melinda for string orchestra, flute and harp.

 

Thanks to the support, inspiration and love of Melinda, Norman finally found a confidence he never had before, feeling that the right path was ahead. He restarted playing drums and flugelhorn as well as approaching new instruments, attitudes and genres.

 

In 2012 the whole band of 7 members together with other 3 guest musicians, records the album yet to be released, called Hvala, in Hill River Studio, Belgrade, recorded by Srđan Zdravković, post-produced by Stefano Bechini.

During the same year Norman records the first solo Sétamùr album Rapid Eye Movement (Acustronica Netlabel), dedicated to and produced by his wife Melinda. This release soon became internationally recognized, having highly rated reviews by New York Music Daily and New Musical Express. Shortly after having this much of attention, appeared the idea of making a remix album, involving international artists from Italy, Serbia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Germany. The result was an album called Remix Eye Movement released in the end of 2013 by Acustronica, later supported by City of Pančevo as an important cultural project which helped the release of physical copy of the double CD in 2014 and the promotional concert.

 

In 2015 Norman releases for Acustronica the album Explorers together with Melinda Ligeti and her son Kristijan Simić, playing the wavedrum in a live hybrid ambient improvisation under the name Kristijan, Melinda & Norman.

 

In the years he collaborated and/or shared the stage with artists such as Baustelle, Paolo Benvegnù, Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa), Bill Bruford (King Crimson), Giorgio Canali & Rossofuoco, Andrea Chimenti, Chumbawamba, Niccolò Fabi, Mariposa, Gianni Maroccolo (Litfiba, CSI, PGR, Marlene Kuntz), Vittorio Nocenzi (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso), Moni Ovadia, Quintorigo and many others.

 

Other bands and projects

 

-          Filarmonica Giacomo Puccini (80’s).
Norman started playing flugelhorn when he was 9. Two years later the debut. 25 years later he was invited to rejoin the philharmonic as a singer for a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

-          Subconscious (1992-1994).
Teenage death metal band where Norman was playing drums.

-          Viola (1994-1997).
Norman started writing and performing his own songs on acoustic guitar and vocals (with occasional backup, bass and electric guitar). Some of those songs came back to life with Sétamùr.

-          Azione Kurda (1995).
Punk band where Norman was playing electric guitar.

-          Virtuosi Dal Pianeta Talento.
Since 1998 Norman is the lead singer of this Frank Zappa tribute big band. They played in the most important festivals dedicated to the American composer, including
ArezzoWave (Italy) and Zappanale (Bad Doberan, Germany) with the Zappa’s former singer and sax player Napoleon Murphy Brock. In two special occasions they performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of Lviv (Ukraina) and Orchestra Regionale del Molise (Italy), conducted by Franz Albanese. The band also appears in Frank You, Thank Vol. 1 (Il Manifesto).

-          John Free et Ses Amis (2001-2002).
Side project of Virtuosi Dal Pianeta Talento that was performing Frank Zappa’s songs in Italian and
original songs.

-          Liberal Carme (1998-2011).
Electro-acoustic pop band that released 2 albums of original songs (Greatest Hits and Dodici Nuove Polaroid, featuring
Paolo Benvegnù, Alessandro Fiori and Massimo Fantoni). Norman was on lead vocals and acoustic guitar.

-          Arcadia Wind Orchestra and Choir (2008-2009).
Norman was one of the lead singers for a repertoire dedicated to the 70’s themes of
Japanese cartoons. The orchestra performed in events like Lucca Comics and Romics.

-          Weltanschauung (2006-2008).
Art troupe based on theater, live music, reading and multimedia which produced two shows: A Volte Ricordano dedicated to the Italian Resistance during the Second World War. Norman was the founder, actor and musician. The second show was the promotional
reading concert for Massimo Del Papa’s book Presto o Tardi, with Norman on acoustic guitar and hi-hat, Paolo Benvegnù on acoustic guitar and effects, and Anna Fazzi on classical guitar.
In 1992 Norman wrote, provided the soundtrack (including also his first song) and recited the main role for the theatrical high school play Quando La Musica Finisce winning the first prize for best play and best soundtrack on the contest La Scuola è Un Dramma.
Still in the 90’s Norman played the role of the devil in the play Quel Badengo Di Nome Lutero, directed by Roberto Fabbrini with the Diamoci Una Mossa troupe.
In 2012 with Melinda on piano and Carlo Fabbrini on electric guitar, Norman
played a reading for Lucia Romani’s book Il Tempo Di Un Respiro.

-          Filarmonica Gioberto Pozzi (2008-2010).
Norman was involved in two projects: singing the part of Turiddu for the Opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Piero Mascagni and performing old Italian classics from the 30’s and 40’s for the show
Tu, Musica Divina.

-          Misdea [Live Soundtracking] (2008-onwards).
Instrumental project dedicated to perform live soundtracks for exhibitions, movies, readings etc... They released two albums,
Libra and Acetilene, featuring Melinda Ligeti, (Acustronica netlabel). Norman plays guitars, bass and keyboards; all the programming is by Mike Marchionni.

-          Tantomdoora (2007-2010).
Faith No More cover band

-          O Q D O (2010).
Primus cover band

-          Melinda Ligeti Trio (2011-onwards).
Norman played guitar as guest in his wife’s nu jazz trio in a lot of concerts, both in Italy and Serbia, appearing at the national TV show
Ad Libitum (RTS2), also performing two Sétamùr songs.

-          Trendycap – Handy Christmas Din Don Down (2012).
Music video created by Norman and Melinda with the guests of the disabled center where he works as educational psychologist.

-          Arco Kvartet (2012).
String quartet who performed famous pop songs arranged by Melinda Ligeti. Both on stage and on CD, Norman sang David Sylvian’s Forbidden Colours and, in duet with his wife, Nick Cave’s Where The Wild Roses Grow (also playing acoustic guitar).

-          Sava, Melinda & Norman (2013).
Instant ambient trio (with Melinda Ligeti and
Sava Marinković) who performed just once live at Dom Omladine in Pančevo, Serbia, recording the improvisation and releasing it for Acustronica with the title We Play You Don’t Know What So Neither Do We. Norman played effected acoustic guitar, objects, toys, e-bow and vocals.

-          Drops Of Goulash (2013).
Grunge/metal cover band that gathered around Kristijan Simić (lead guitar) for his first concert ever as guitarist. Norman on vocals, Melinda Ligeti on bass and Kristijan’s father, Nenad, on rhythm guitar and backing vocals.

-          Pissed Off Steve (2013-onwards).
Norman gives voices and noises for this cartoon created by Robert Balint and produced by Melinda.

-          Motherboards Project (2014).
Norman recorded an intro part on flugelhorn on the track Blush in the album Open Source (Seahorse Recordings).

-          Kristijan, Melinda & Norman (2014-onwards).
Another live ambient trio featuring Melinda’s son Kristijan Simić on electric guitar. The improvisation, this time performed in Italy, ended in the album Explorers (Acustronica netlabel).