credit: Walter Wlordarczyk
4 years ago, Compformanger (composer, arranger and performer) Simon Hanes founded Tredici Bacci, a 14 piece chamber-rock orchestra, as a vehicle by which to explore his near-manic obsession with music from Italian films of the 1960s and 70s. Since then, the NY-based group has been smacking audiences right in the face with their celebratory and transgressive approach to a largely overlooked musical lineage - Hanes’ original compositions approach the work of maestros like Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli from a underground music perspective, resulting in fiery, high-energy performances.
In recent years Tredici Bacci has focused extensively on collaboration, working on projects with genre trailblazer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Steroid Maximus), outsider legend Gary Wilson, Charlie Looker (Dirty Projectors, Extra Life), and Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields, Lovage), just to name a few.
At their very core, Tredici Bacci strives to remind audiences of the overwhelming power of music, especially when it’s performed by a large group of top-notch musicians who truly love what they do.
"Tredici's debut album, Amore per Tutti, finds guest vocalists navigating Hanes's marvelously arranged kitsch-pop fantasias.” - Rolling Stone