– Max Deste is a Swiss writer and musician, with several literary works and numerous musical productions.
Married with three children, he...Read Biography
Max Deste is a Swiss writer and musician, with several literary works and numerous musical productions.
Married with three children, he graduated in Literature from the University of Lausanne, where he later worked as an assistant and researcher, currently teaching Italian, history and civics in the middle sector in Castione. In addition, he works part-time as chromotherapist and director of the Shambhala Ticino Meditation Center.
From 1997 to 2006 he played in two Romanian rock bands (Solal, Beauty Pain) and, once back in Ticino, he first founded the Bruit de Fond, with which he won a couple of awards to Palco to young people (band most voted and best text, "Universo uterino"), making an album ("Borderline", 2008) and an Ep ("Solitarie", 2009), and then My Dead Mind, recording an Ep ("Neverdie", 2013) and a video clip of the same name.
As a soloist, in 2013 he made an Ep of seven tracks ("Il tuo cigno è morto") and a video clip ("Corpi violati") with which he addressed the issue of self-injury. And finally in 2018 he composed the album "OK silence" produced in collaboration with the Heaven recording studio in Lugano, where more modern and electronic sounds, as well as acoustic, emerge. The main theme concerns the relationship between man and technology, highlighting the need to recover universal values, such as love and compassion, and this thanks to practices that lead to greater awareness, such as meditation. This last work was awarded as the best album of December 2018 by the much followed Italian magazine Systeme Failure (https://www.systemfailurewebzine.com/migliori-band-decembre-2018/), and was highly appreciated by critics, with about two hundred reports, including interviews, reviews, top singles, etc.
In this last year he has also been a guest several times on Rete 3 broadcasts ("An hour for you", "The club of Rete Tre", "Baobab", "Nuovo di pacca") and to Radio Ticino ("Rafting", "Music Club"). He finally performed in May at the Notte Bianca in Locarno, on the main stage of Piazza Grande, after being selected by the radio broadcast Music Club. He is currently on tour to promote "Ok silence" with the support band (Fabrizio Brioschi, guitar, and Roberto Panzeri, percussion), and began recording for the new album to be released in 2020, anticipated by a single Chiaroscuro published on September 23rd, which immediately received an excellent response from the public and is currently on the radio.
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. Segui il tuo respiro (Romanzo, 2017)
. Show Surprise (Romanzo, 2013)
. Soldi (Pièce teatrale, Dvd, 2012)
. Le metamorfosi (Trilogia teatrale, 2008-2011)
. I giochi pubblici nella Roma imperiale (Saggio storico-pedagogico-didattico, 2007)
. Chiarori in una notte senza stelle (Raccolta di poesie, 2006)
. Una lettura di Fontamara (Saggio letterario, 2004)
. Chiaroscuro (singolo, autunno 2019)
. Ok Silenzio (album, autunno 2018)
. Dove finisce il giorno (singolo, settembre 2018)
. Ancora estate (singolo, giugno 2018)
. Danzare tra le nuvole (singolo, aprile 2018)
. Segui il tuo respiro (reading musicale live, 2017)
. Show Surprise (reading musicale live, 2013-14)
. Neverdie (Ep, 2013)
. We are the same (singolo, 2013)
. Il tuo cigno è morto (Ep, 2013)
. Rumore primo (Colonna sonora, 2011)
. Solitaire (Ep, 2009)
. Borderline (Album, 2008)