“A freak circus dedicated to  the Timburtonian imagination.

Gothic fairytale atmospheres  and excerpts from the most popular Tim Burton films performed live„

An eight man band. Impressive scenic design. Make-up, costumes, scenography and special effects in a journey through the visionary world of the brilliant director.

A musical and visual show of great emotional impact and extraordinary scenic richness on the notes of composer Danny Elfman.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BY:
Silvano Spleen - Paolo Agrati - Moreno Sguangia Teriaca

Silvano Spleen PIANO AND STAGE MANAGEMENT

Paolo Agrati NARRATION AND VOICE

Moreno "Sguangia" Teriaca VOICE

Emily Van Dark VOICE

Carlo "Fota" Fontana ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR

Simone Pirovano ELECTRIC BASS

Beppe Gagliardi DRUM

Jan Imbesi ACCORDION

Chiara Turati- Alessandra Marina COSTUMES

Giada Gilardoni MAKE UP

Alice Zaninetti VIDEO SCREENING

Artistic resumÈ and project genesis

The Spleen Orchestra comes to life in December 2009, when Silvano Spleen, pianist-composer with an unbound passion for the American director, is offered to organize a Tim Burton tribute evening in a small venue in Brianza.

An extraordinary opportunity. The gothic atmospheres, the freak universe, the mixture of melancholy and tenderness of composer Danny Elfman belong to Silvano Spleen’s world, whose artistic path has been deeply marked by this imagery. The recruiting of characters in line with the originality of the project thus begins; old partners in crime from the musical underground, as well as artists, craftsmen, acrobats and poets.

The idea is to narrate the popular director through a personal musical and scenic language, while maintaining the poetic spirit of the films alive. Trying to reinterpret, from an "indie" angle, the extremely rich and complex musical and visual imagery for a real journey through Tim Burton’s films.

Thus the first outline of the
Spleen Orchestra - Tim Burton Tribute project.

The show is a huge success from the start. The band starts to get busy; a number of changes in the line-up, experimentation and repertoire buildup take place.

In January 2011 an important collaboration with "BloomOut" kicks off, an independent music agency tied to the historical BLOOM in Mezzago. Tour dates multiply

Every show is a chance to test, change, and improve. But also to acquire awareness of the extraordinary potential of the project and its absolute uniqueness.

The idea is so transversal that it allows the Spleen Orchestra to tread on stages in the most disparate spheres and to create an extraordinary involvement of the public, who participate in the show, often dressing up to the evening’s theme.

Approval grows both with the public and the experts. The Spleen Orchestra starts to perform before important audiences all over Italy, in many ‘superclubs’: Hiroshima Mon Amour, Auditorium Flog, Live Club, Alcatraz, Fuori Orario, Estragon ecc … at Festival: Carroponte, Forest Summer Fest, Festa di Radio Onda d'Urto, Barabitt, ecc…as well as in theaters: Teatro al Parco di Parma, Candiani di Mestre. Special events Canon – Fotografica 11, Florence Tatto Convention 2012 all the way to Piazza San Marco in Venice for the Gran concerto di Carnevale 2012. Catching the attention of newspapers the likes of La Repubblica, Il Giorno e il Corriere della Sera nonché as well as various radio stations, such as Radio Popolare, Radio Lombardia and television: TG3.