– Max De Stefanis, aka Deste, is a Swiss writer and songwriter. He has published two novels, a theatrical trilogy for children, a collection of...Read Biography
Max De Stefanis, aka Deste, is a Swiss writer and songwriter. He has published two novels, a theatrical trilogy for children, a collection of poems, some essays and has made numerous musical productions in the field of electropop and alternative rock.
In his musical career, he made his debut at the end of the nineties in two rock bands Romande (Solal, Beauty Pain), and from 2007 began to be known on the scene in Ticino founding the Bruit de Fond (alternative rock), with whom he won two awards at Palco ai giovani (best-rated band and best lyrics, "Uterine Universe"), making an album ("Borderline", 2008) and an Ep ("Solitarie", 2009), and then with the My Dead Mind (duo rock), recording an Ep ("Neverdie") and a videoclip. In these years he has also made an instrumental soundtrack for a double dvd theatrical, and two musical readings to promote his last two novels.
As a songwriter, in 2013 he made an EP in collaboration with Alex Sassella ("Your swan is dead") and a videoclip ("Corpi violati") with which he tackled the issue of self-harm. Later, he often performed with acoustic formations, proposing numerous unpublished works, and since the spring of 2018 he has published four singles: "Dancing in the Clouds", "Still Summer", "Where the Day Ends" and "Disconnected" that have the release of the album "Ok silenzio" on December 3rd, produced in collaboration with the Heaven recording studio of Lugano.
In this latest project emerge more modern sounds, electronic and acoustic. The main theme concerns the relationship between man and technology, especially emphasizing the need to recover universal values, such as love and compassion, and this thanks to practices that lead to greater awareness, such as meditation .