1631 Recordings is a Swedish label founded in 2015 by musician and composer David Wenngren aka Library Tapes. The focus of the label is on contemporary classical and electronic music and they released album from artists as Danny Mulhern, Hoshiko Yamane, Itoko Toma, Sophie Hutchings and Dmitry Evgrafov.
In a couple of months, the label will celebrate its 5th Birthday. We are glad to host four live home sessions which will involve four italian, 1631 Recordings signee artists: Manuel Zito, Olivia Belli, Mattia Vlad Morleo and Marco Caricola.
David Wenngren explains: “1631 Recordings are celebrating 5 years as a label this year and I had plans of organizing a few label events through out the year in different countries. Marco Caricola and I had talked about doing something down in Marco’s old hometown Bari this summer and we were going to invite other Italian artists on the label like Mattia Vlad Morleo and Olivia Belli.
Since this event is highly unlikely to happen this year I’m very happy that we can do these ”live from home sessions” instead and I’m very grateful that we can have them premiered at Sonofmarketing as they have been so supportive of 1631 over these 5 years.”
Manuel Zito begins playing piano at the age of five. In 2002, he also dedicated himself to listen and play “non-classical” music too. He graduates at the Conservatory “S. Pietro a Majella” of Naples in 2012 and starts to play with different band around Italy. He starts to study Composition for soundtrack and attends “Music for film Lab” in July 2017 at Experimental Cinematographic Center (CSC) of Rome.
His passion for Nordic-European music (Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson, Nils Frahm) leads him to record his first album at the “Sundlaugin Studio” in Mosfellsbær (Iceland) in August 2017, Sigur Ros’ recording studio. It was released in April 2018. He started to collaborate with Sondehouse Label and he was included in Recollection Vol 1, 2 and 3, featuring internationally acclaimed artists. The track “Ann’s Lullaby”, released via Mellotron, was featured on “Peaceful piano”, the biggest Piano playlist on Spotify.