B R I A N V A S S A L L O
Brian Vassallo (born 2 February 1971) is a Maltese composer of electronic music.
At a young age, Vassallo had a flur for the creative. Before discovering music as his ultimate passion, Brian expressed his imagination as a sketch pencil artist and enjoyed computer graphics, computer programming and sound design from his early personal home computers.
A self-taught producer, he made his debut back in 1998 with his first atmospheric/ soundscapes electronica album 'BEYOND'
"At the time I recorded BEYOND I was listening to a lot of electronica and film composer artists. I wanted to go for that atmospheric, emotional, dramatic feeling, accompanied at the same time, by my longtime passion for the cosmos!"
Building on the support of his fans, and supportive reviews, Brian went back into his music. His efforts eventually resulted in his next project, 'FLASHBACK', later re-released in 2006. While 'BEYOND' was quite an ethereal with pulsating sequences, the second album presented a producer and a musician that he can re-invent himself once again, and not limit himself to one style.
The year of 2007 was a very busy creative year for Brian Vassallo, now entering into the collaborative phase, Vassallo now had the opportunity to remix the French artist Jean Michel Jarre's track; Teo & Tea, via Wat.TV and Warner France.
The track was personally selected by Jarre and awarded with a special CD version of Jarre's latest album.
In that same year, Brian released the heavenly themed composition 'From 'Tears To Paradise', a much more cinematic composition than any of Brian's previous works. This composition was accompanied by the beautiful soprano artist's voice of 'Amethyste'.
A collaboration born from Myspace.com, between Vassallo & Amethyste, exchanging audio files between them.
Inspired by his frequent visits to Cocoon Club in Frankfurt, in 2007, Vassallo delivered various tech - electronica productions as well, with releases such as 'Sensorama' &' Sonique -Dancer' etc..
In 2008, Brian was invited by Ehron VonAllen to remix his new track 'Enigma ' from Myspace .com as well. Vassallo's remix of 'Enigma', resulted into a unique interpretation of poetic soundscapes, reminiscent of the X-Files composer Mark Snow.
Although electronic music can be found in most any music store, Brian Vassallo stands out. He creates unique sounds and melodies, capable of touching the hearts and emotions. -
"I just try to continue improving myself with my compositions and by creating new sounds, to reach and touch many people's emotions".
He has also been composing and performing music for a short film, that won as the “Best International Contemporary Short”, Award at the New York International Film Festival (2009) and the “Merit Award” at The Indie Fest, in California (2010).
At the end of 2010, he released his CD album Memoirs of a Lifetime.
More remixes took place throughout both in 2015 and 2016 with Brian's version of Nils Frahm 'LA' and for Jean Michel Jarre's ' - 'The Heart Of Noise'
In 2017 Brian Vassallo participated in Sónar Calling GJ273b by composing a special piece titled 'HEART', a programme by Sonar to send messages to extraterrestrials by the use of music and sounds.
Brian's most recent works are his latest studio album 'BEYOND 2', released on the 25th of May. 2018 and 'COLUMBUS' now available on Itunes & other major online stores.