Composer, orchestrator and conductor, Fabio Frizzi, with over a hundred film and television scores, winner of numerous awards, has followed in the footsteps of the masters of Italian cinema.
A great cinema lover, he conjugated his innate musicality to the seventh art from a young age. In love with the Baroque and Johann Sebastian Bach, inspired by the works of Nino Rota, Carlo Rustichelli, Ennio Morricone, but also by the great international cinema composers, he made his decision to undertake this career after having assisted, thanks to Sergio Leone, the recording of the soundtrack of “Down the head”.
Raised in a family that had made cinema his own life, his father Fulvio was one of the greatest architects of the Italian cinema of the golden years, he grew up listening to good music of the most diverse genres and origins: opera, baroque, symphonic Russians, popular and traditional music, pop, prog, chansonniers …. He studied piano and many other instruments, but the great companion of a lifetime has been the classical guitar. In addition to composing for Cinema and Television, he has written a lot for the theater and considers his numerous ballets to be the flagships.
First film scores
The beginning of his career was marked by the success of an iconic comedy of Italian cinema, FANTOZZI. Immediately afterwards he formed a composing trio with Franco Bixio and Vince Tempera, together they performed a huge activity from 1976 to 1979.
He worked alongside famous Italian directors, Luciano Salce, Steno, Vittorio Sindoni, Tonino Valerii, Gabriele Lavia, Bruno Corbucci, Carlo and Enrico Vanzina.
A special mention deserves the collaboration with the director Lucio Fulci, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, a real fil rouge of Frizzi’s career, which gave him an international visibility and appreciation among the genre cinema lovers. “THE BEYOND”, “CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD”, “I QUATTRO DELL’APOCALISSE”, “SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK”, “SILVER SADDLE”. “ZOMBI 2”, “MANHATTAN BABY”, “NIGHTMARE CONCERT” are part of this long collaboration.
Since 2008 many international collaborations writing the score for successful short films. In preparation the music for an American feature film that continues the saga of “PUPPET MASTER”.
In 2003, Quentin Tarantino wanted to insert the theme of “SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK” in the soundtrack of “KILL BILL: VOL 1”.
Frizzi 2 Fulci
Since 2013 Frizzi has been touring the world with its 3 shows that attract so many fans almost everywhere, Europe, North America, Middle East … “FRIZZI 2 FULCI” a tribute to the dear friend and business partner Lucio Fulci, “THE BEYOND COMPOSER’S CUT “, a screening with the live performance of the soundtrack and” FABIO FRIZZI – REWIND “an autobiographical roundup of music and anecdotes.