– Max Deste, aka Max De Stefanis, is a Swiss writer and songwriter. A graduate in literature, he has taught for several years in the medium sector in...Read Biography
Max Deste, aka Max De Stefanis, is a Swiss writer and songwriter. A graduate in literature, he has taught for several years in the medium sector in Canton Ticino. Since 2016 he has been working part-time as a chromotherapist and reflexologist, and since 2017 he is the director of the Shambhala Ticino Meditation Center.
IHe made his debut in two Swiss rock bands (Solal, Beauty Pain), and from 2007 he began to make himself known on the Ticino scene by first founding the Bruit de Fond (alternative rock), with which he won two awards at Palco to young people (most voted band and best text, "Universo uterino"), making an album ("Borderline", 2008) and an Ep ("Solitarie", 2009), and then My Dead Mind (rock duo), recording a Ep ("Neverdie") and a video clip of the same name.
As a songwriter, in 2013 he made an Ep ("Your swan died") and a video clip ("Corpi violati") with which he addressed the issue of self-injury. Later, he often performed with acoustic formations and in the spring of 2018 he published two new singles: "Danzare tra le nuvole" and "Ancora estate" which, together with "Dove finisce il giorno", published in early September, with which he participated in the Swiss selections of the Eurovision Song Contest, obtaining excellent feedback, they anticipated the release in December of the album "Ok silence", produced in collaboration with the Heaven recording studio in Lugano.
In this latest project more modern, electronic and acoustic sounds emerge, referring to the Italian indie pop scene. 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.
In this last year he has been a guest several times on Rete 3 and on Radio Ticino, where his singles are in rotation. 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 silenzio".
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