Max Deste is a Swiss-speaking Italian singer-songwriter and novelist, with several narrative, poetic, dramaturgical works and numerous...Read Biography
Max Deste is a Swiss-speaking Italian singer-songwriter and novelist, with several narrative, poetic, dramaturgical works and numerous musical productions.
Graduated in Literature at the University of Lausanne, where he later worked as an assistant and researcher, he currently teaches Italian, history and civics in the middle sector in Castione. He also works as a chromotherapist and director of the Shambhala Ticino meditation center on a part-time basis.
From 1997 to 2006 he played in two French rock bands. Since 2007 in Ticino, he first founded Bruit de Fond, with which he won a couple of prizes at the festival "Placo ai giovani" (most voted band and best text, "Uterine Universe"), making an album ("Borderline", 2008) and an Ep ("Solitaria", 2009), and then the 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 songs ("Your swan is dead") and a video clip ("Violated bodies") with which he addressed the theme of self-harm.
In 2018 he released the album "OK silence" produced in collaboration with the Heaven recording studio of Lugano, in which electronic, as well as acoustic, sounds 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. The latter work was awarded the best album of the month of December 2018 by the famous 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.
He was also a guest several times on the broadcasts of Rete 3 ("An hour for you", "The club of Rete Tre", "Baobab", "Nuovo di pacca") and on Radio Ticino ("Rafting", "Music Club" ). He also performed in 2019 at the Notte Bianca in Locarno, for the second time on the main stage of Piazza Grande, after being selected by the radio broadcast Music Club.
The new album entitled "L'antidoto" will be released in 2021, anticipated by the singles "Chiaroscuro" and "Dolce far niente", which immediately had an excellent response from the public and which is currently being programmed on the main Ticino radio stations (Radio 3i , Rete 3, Radio Ticino).
Where he has been accompanied by various support bands, he currently performs live as a soloist, accompanying himself on guitar, bass drum and piano.
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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)