Edoardo Gastaldi, class 1998, is an Award-nominated Modern Classical and Post-Classical music composer based in Venice, Italy. After several years of music studies, which provided him formal training ranging from Classical Piano to Music Theory, in 2021 he started publishing his own compositions and productions. The influence of 17th-19th century pianists and his passion for experimentation led his music to become an ever-evolving equilibrium among Modern Classical, Ambient and Post-Rock Music. The gloomy, distant harmonic sound-layers are often held together and brightened by leading instruments such as the piano and guitars. His creations are inspired by the sounds of contemporary artists such as Johan Söderqvist, Hammock, Tony Anderson, Leonard Petersen, Atli Örvarsson, Stephen Porter, Sigur Rós and Nils Frahm.
“Gastaldi is one of the musicians who properly introduced me to Neoclassical music, and I didn’t have much to knowledge of what was good in this genre, but the refined, vehement sentiments he brings out in his music shows he has true talent.”
“Immensely beautiful. There is a lifting Vangelis-like progression, but the counterpoint is surprising and unique. It creates an unexpected release while trying to resolve the differences.”
“Meet Edoardo Gastaldi | Ambient and Neoclassical Music Composer”
“The Film ‘Club of the Dead Poets’ was the only film so far that made me cry. That was partly due to the music in a certain scene. Your composition immediately reminded me of it. First class performance.”
"In instrumental music, there is always so much potential for symbolism and metaphors. In ‘Nothing Disappears’, Gastaldi and Cloud Opacity exceed this potential by not only signalling core feelings through timbre, tempo and dynamic shifts, but by opening it up to the feelings of the listeners."
“I may say that your pieces that go in the direction of soundtrack excite me a lot. Without any doubt, you have a great talent for turning pictures into music. Your music is so well arranged and has a very strong imaginary power.”