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Master Degree on Electronic Music at Conservatory of Music, Italy

  15.07.2022

Finally I made it: due to pandemic I enrolled Conservatory of Music for its “Electronic Music” program and after 2 years I graduated with maximum score plus “Lode” (Honors). Good

Steve Vai’s italian tour leg with supporting act

  7.07.2022

Five day on the road, from North to South of Italy and back, 2000 km (at least), with “Gianni Rojatti vs Dang Bang (Marco Scipione and Daniel Fasano)” act supporting

First duo performance together with CRS4’s researcher F. Colucci

  26.06.2022

Finally our duo, Generative duo, myself together with CRS4’s researcher Felice Colucci,  made its first performance as ‘No input mixing’ one at Oktava festival in Sardinia. Our challenge is to

Interzone Festival, contemporary and jazz music

  30.05.2022

Time for Interzone, a one-day concentrated festival: many concerts in a single musical marathon (contemporary and jazz) to remember the much loved Roberto Pellegrini, held over the Conservatory of Music

Opening the Italian leg of Steve Vai’s Inviolate Tour 2022

  25.05.2022

Great news from the world… I’ll be FOH’ing a super trio (Daniel Fasano, Gianni Rojatti e Marco Scipione) for the 5 italian dates of Steve Vai‘s new tour coming up

Back to Armenia, recording and mixing session

  20.05.2022

After pandemic times it is good to be able to start traveling outside Europe once again… this time back to Armenia, on my 3rd time, to be involved on the

Polline 2022, Contemporary Audio Visual Festival

  17.05.2022

Just done with POLLINE 2022, a contemporary Audio Visual festival organised by the Conservatory of Music and Ticonzero production A festival which I was put as technical director for but

Out the Ollo Audio Ep.5 video/podcast about producing guitar

  31.03.2022

Finally out the Ollo Audio Ep.5 of their video/podcast serie: this time they got me in together with Leo Abrahams to have a chat about producing guitar, with focusing on

On Accordo.it new article about the newest ZenQ unit by Antelope Audio

  30.03.2022

Just got released my new article on Accordo.it, this time about Antelope Audio newest version of their recent portable ZenQ unit. A condensed review of its great features and capabilities,

Recording (and mixing) of composer Aulon Naci

  17.03.2022

Intense day at the main Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music to record (and later mix/master) a 7-piece Ep from Albanian composer Aulon Naci, performing on a beautiful Steinway Piano.

Narvalo, new original ballad tune released

  14.01.2022

Here finally releasing and “emerging” our small and intimate ballad song, “Narvalo”. – Emanuele Pittoni – voice Enrico Kikko Sesselego – guitar Matteo Sedda – trumpet – For us it

Week in Kyiv, Ukraine, for Tumo Institute

  22.12.2021

(Quick) recap of a fantastic week in Kiev, Ukraine, at Tumo Institute: lot of music -composed and recorded-, studio time and tasks! And it was very handy to have my

SHG Guitar Exhibition, Milan. Interview for “Classic Rock”

  30.11.2021

After a long and necessary pause, Accordo.it finally went back on organising the SHG (Second Hand Guitar) exhibition, the only real guitar exhibition left in Italy lately; and, as usual,

Paris, November 14th-20th, teaching at Paris 8 University

  21.11.2021

Back to Paris directly from Canary Islands… and here’s after a loooong week teaching at “Paris 8 University” as “external professor” It was an honor and a challenge, for sure.

Tenerife, Spain. Recording session and equipment testing

  13.11.2021

Some teaching, some recording sessions for the Scottish TV and some equipment testing (Antelope Audio’s Axino marvel and Ollo’s headphones) All of that in Tenerife!      

Tenerife, Radio Interview, November 8th

  9.11.2021

Back to Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, after a (too) long break from it… good to be here and, besides vacation, definitely a productive place. First day, radio interview at Radiosuradeje,

Paris, November 1st-7th, TUMO Paris

  7.11.2021

Paris, week 1. That week this was  my office, right in the heart of Paris, inside the prestigious Forum des Images: the Tumo Paris. A 4-day long full workshop over

Workshop on streaming with Santiago de Chile

  29.10.2021

Third “chapter” of my online streaming workshop with the CHT-Estudios/Lab in Santiago de Chile. After being physically there before the Covid-19 time, we’ve been in touch and planning events together

BIENNALE VENEZIA, my improvised performance

  25.10.2021

Finally officially released the video of my improvised performance at the BIENNALE VENEZIA at the Italian Pavilion, playing a unique piece 3D-printed bass by Monad Studio of Miami. Resilient Communities

Releasing “Percussioni” CD

  21.10.2021

After years of standing-by and a lot of work, the “Percussioni” CD is released for the “Amici della Musica” association of Cagliari, an album dedicated to the never forgotten Maestro

Back on traveling for Audio Workshops. ALBANIA

  10.10.2021

Slowly but steadily it seems that travelin’ can happen again and people are keen to get together again to attend concerts, events and… workshops! Coming up a 4-day trip to

Recording and Mixing Metal guitars. My lesson on Accordo.it

  17.09.2021

Second appointment with my 2-episode serie of guitar tracking lessons on Italian main music hub Accordo.it. This time is about tracking and mixing metal guitar and I used my Ibanez

Performing at BIENNALE of Architecture 2021, Venice

  7.08.2021

Honored to be invited performing 🎸 here at the Biennale’s host pavilion, the Italian Pavilion – Thanks @monad_studio who invited me to play this unique 3D-printed unique, one of a kind, experimental

Classical music concert duo project: electric guitar and acoustic piano

  22.07.2021

Just done with my very first Classical music concerts, performed as a peculiar duo, a piano Maestro from Conservatory of Music and myself on the electric guitar sonic realm… For

on Accordo.it, my new lesson (with video) about guitar tracking

  6.07.2021

Accordo.it just started releasing a cycle of 4 specific lessons (with video) about guitar recording and mixing treatment   This time I went for a rock rhythm, double tracked with

EKSESS, my Spotify account for ORIGINAL experimental music

  18.05.2021

I don’t know “how much” experimental you might consider my original releases on “Eksess” but you can bet that most of them were born from impromptu performance with different devices.

Onekko, my Spotify account for ORIGINAL acoustic-based music

  1.05.2021

Here we go, it was born as a side project but it became one of my most active musical Avatar, with constant releasing every 3 weeks (pretty much). The more

ClassiKKo, my Spotify account for classical music performed on nylon string guitar

  18.04.2021

“ClassiKKo”, has been operative and running on the last few months and I’ ve been uploading new releases on a 3-week basis. It came out from my willing to record

(My) Ollo profile

  27.03.2021

Glad to share my profile on the Ollo’s company page: plans are to be able to do more activities together even thou we just started as artist relationship. Check it

New article on Accordo.it, about music notation and guitar TAB

  18.03.2021

Check this new release of mine on main italian magazine Accordo. Talkin’ about the importance of TAB over the last 30-year spam of guitar chapters. Pretty good,  italian readers!

Joinin’ the Ollo Headphones company

  22.02.2021

Just received a brand new pair of S4X Reference headphones from (pretty much) newborn Ollo Audio company. It has been a blast to test them on different mixing and mastering

Interview released on newspaper, Italy

  1.02.2021

A very nice and pretty long interview has been released on the cultural page of an italian newspaper. The interviewer, Vanna Chessa, did a pretty good job on compressing a

Releasing of a “Hibernation”, collaboration between me as KikkoSesse and albanian artist Christopher Ndrio

  15.01.2021

“Hibernation“, a “petit-vintage-disco-instrumental-groovy-spacy” composition, gets finally released after months that has been ready! It’s the (happy) result of my collaboration as KikkoSesse with Albanian artist Christopher Ndrio. Besides what anybody

Masterclass (on streaming) for the CHT studios, Santiago, Chile

  14.01.2021

Back to teaching and again on this new (and mandatory during this Covid-19 times of us!) streaming fashion. And once again for the CHT estudios, a very refined and state-of-the-art

Contemporary Music Concert, DVD making, Part 2: editing and mixing. Italy

  27.12.2020

Part 2 of the Contemporary Music DVD Concert:  being my job the technical director, besides recording and mixing engineer, this time also (interesting, indeed) video montage editor and DVD making

Contemporary Music Concert, DVD making, Part 1: live and studio recording. Italy

  20.12.2020

Stuck for this Covid-19 in Italy… so better start getting other gigs going while I am here in Italy: the DVD making of a contemporary music concert seems to be

My first tune, Resume/Raat Ko Zid Hai, being released under the name KikkoSesse

  4.12.2020

Very happy (and proud of the result) to release my first official release “Resume/Raat Ko Zid Hai” (and video!) as KikkoSesse on Spotify and main digital platforms.   The song

Discovering new album credits! Recording back in L.A.

  21.11.2020

I found out that the recording session I did for Ervin Toucet, back in Los Angeles more than a decade ago, got released and the record it’s up-and-running on Spotify!

Paul Gilbert, Live in Brighton release, official credit

  10.11.2020

Never shared this before but I’m glad that the 2016 European tour date in Brighton with Gilbert has become an official release. And that it all started from my multitrack

“Uncle Faust” album released, mastering credits, Italy

  25.10.2020

Uncle Faust, a project which I did mastering session for, has been finally released with a fancy custom made sleeve and nice packaging. Tough Covid-19 times but we keep it

Seconda pillola su Accordo.it

  20.10.2020

Here again with my 2-week appointment with Accordo.it with one of my article: this time we talk about ampli vs digital and headphones. Enjoy! Here is the direct link to

Delay lesson on Accordo.it

  6.10.2020

Back on writing on Accordo.it, this time I talked about delay and some interesting applications; it is such a huge amount of material to mention and face about delay that

with Accordo.it at BLAP studio, Milan, Italy

  21.09.2020

Back on a plane after several months of Covid “standing by” to reach the full team of Accordo.it: many things on one day but the most important (for me at

Interview for the Italian Institute of Culture (IIC) of Tirana, Albania

  15.09.2020

Finally released an interview I did with the Italian Institute of Culture (IIC) of Tirana, Albania. A very nice and fun conversation with the director over my career path, my

Miniere Sonore, Contemporary Music Festival, Italy

  3.09.2020

Even thou chances this year were against the making of the Festival Miniere Sonore because of Covid-19, we managed to make it happen. A 3-day kermesse with 10 total performances,

Suspended band, punk album, from recording to mastering

  7.08.2020

Recording, mixing and mastering for the new album from italian based band Suspended, a punk trio with 10 original tune. Short tunes and lot of vocal harmonies. Fun to record

Cello album, tracking session

  15.07.2020

Spending June and July on some cello tracking with my portable home recording set up has been a great way to “smart work”: about 30 hour of the finest cello

Recording, mixing & mastering the new Matteo Leone’s full studio album

  15.06.2020

Started recording session in March, right before Italian lockdown, finally we’ve been able to finish mixing and mastering (with some additional recording hours) the latest Matteo Leone album, featuring Farees

on Accordo.it, an article of mine

  1.06.2020

It used to happen very often for me in the past to write for the (online) most important music magazine in Italy, Accordo.it, and it seems that it will be

India. Mastering gig for “Sharma And The Besharams”

  30.05.2020

Here we go again with another mastering gig and once again coming from (my beloved) India!   Vasuda Sharma is a well-known singer songwriter, Mumbai based, in India and amongst

India. Stem Mastering gig, Prog Rock

  24.05.2020

On the lockdown time I was pretty lucky to get my workflow going since I got hired to perform a couple mastering gigs, this time especially from indian artist.  

Antelope Audio channel, live streamin’ on mixing

  11.04.2020

During this Covid-19 quarantine time, people and companies have been re-organizing themselves on web based activities and marketing strategy. On one of these events, I’ ve been involved on a

BLOG in ENGLISH. “The Old Days”. Foreword and the “Steve Vai broken headstock” story

  30.03.2020

I have worked for Steve Vai and side by side with Steve Vai for over three years. It is something that I am very proud of and it had obviously

BLOG in ITALIAN. “The Old Days” Prologo e la “faccenda” della paletta spezzata in casa Vai.

  26.03.2020

Ho lavorato per Steve Vai e con Steve Vai per poco più di tre anni. E’ una cosa della quale vado fiero ed ovviamente mi ha aperto la strada verso

Covid-19. Cancellation of upcoming Japan clinic tour and recording sessions

  20.03.2020

This COVID-19 spreading has been changing day by day and all the country borders around the Blue Planet have been closing down as well: so in the end I have

Covid-19. From Santiago de Chile, cancellation of rest of South American Tour

  13.03.2020

…and there you are… Covid-19 has been spreading (and scaring) all over the place. With Italy locked-down, the rest of Europe on its way to be, spreading of the virus

South America Clinic tour coming up in March (with Antelope Audio)

  5.03.2020

Excited -but very cautious at the same time because of the Coronavirus epidemic behaviour- to go back to South America for an intense clinic/masterclass tour together with my main sponsor

Opening of “Enrico Kikko Sesselego” YouTube Channel

  12.02.2020

Finally I did… they asked me for, my webmaster bitched about doing that through the years and here we come… I finally opened a youtube channel of myself… I don’t

“Salamanders in The Sun” (Steve Vai) rock cover release on Accordo.it

  7.02.2020

Finally we did release (our) version of Salamanders of the Sun, one of the mythological Steve Vai track from the eighties album “Flex-able“, where he was very much still into

Lorenzo Feliciati’s new EP on release, Mixing and Mastering

  15.12.2019

Short trip to Rome to meet eclectic and versatile (and friend) Lorenzo Feliciati to finish up together the mixing of his new upcoming releasing “Rumble” EP (due in February 2020).

Japan #3 Gilbert, seminars, InterBEE, sessions and more!

  6.12.2019

My third time in Japan for this 2019 (and already booked for next April, wow!), this time for roughly a month in which I visited some of my beloved “clients”,

Peccioli, Italy. Performing with 3D printed instruments for a very good start…

  4.11.2019

3 days, quick one in Tuscany for “Resilient Communities” rendez-vous… and got a call to perform and showcase two beauties from the Monad Studio: a bass guitar and a guitar,

Latin America, AntelopeAudio’s clinic tour 2019

  10.10.2019

Soooooooo nice to be back in Latin America… just great… last time in Mexico was 2005 and in South American countries it was 2013… and 2019 featured all of them

Mastering Thomas Lang’s ProgPop album

  23.09.2019

Yes Yes Yes, Thomas is gonna release a super intriguing album very soon and the title says itself: progressive but pop, intricated but enjoyable, hard & heavy but amusing. And

Resetting (my) guitar production studio

  15.09.2019

Time is up to reset my personal studio for guitar recording. Being a big fan of amps and analog pedals in general, I have been slowly incorporating my new Kemper

Baku, Azerbaijan, workshop

  10.09.2019

Fist time for me in Baku, an interesting crossing path of Oil business, Caspian fashion, Caucasian habits and technology. 2 days, 6-hour in-depth seminar at Baku Castle. Guitar treatment, compression

Miniere Sonore 2019 Festival, Italy

  1.09.2019

Miniere Sonore: here we go on the spot of the year where I manage the technical aspect of this 3-day Contemporary music festival. This thou I prevent myself to perform

China (fast) trip, seminars

  2.08.2019

Back on intercontinental plane, this time to Beijing and Hong Kong. All sponsored by AntelopeAudio, a super fast 3-day trip to China. In Beijing big studio, nice crowd, lot of

AntelopeAudio workshops and seminars, Italy and Spain

  14.07.2019

Quick trips first to Taranto (at StrumentiMusicali.net headquarter) and to Rome, Italy, then to Barcelona, Spain,  to give some lecture about AntelopeAudio‘s products. I’ve been Brand Ambassador of this brand

Kerkyra/Corfù, Greece, Contemporary live gig

  29.06.2019

Guitar on my hand, time to perform some articulated contemporary music. It was a honor to be invited in the beautiful island of Kerkyra to perform a very long composition

Yerevan, Armenia, 2 weeks

  8.06.2019

Armenia time and back to Yerevan. This time a steady full gig at TUMO Center , a gigantic and impressive center for any form of art, and I got invited

Live gig, Luca Wu

  18.05.2019

Stage time with my loyal Strat and Nuno guitars. Pure amp and analog pedals for this gig in a theater with Luca Wu, Italian London-based artist and the rest of

Japan, May 2019

  13.05.2019

Japan galore for me again this time. 6 seminars (2 in Tokyo, 2 in Nagoya, 1 in Sendai and 1 in Hiroshima), very guitar oriented this time (which is definitely

AntelopeAudio HQ in Sofia, Bulgaria

  13.04.2019

Finally I have the chance to fly to Sofia and to meet (pretty much the entire) staff at Antelope Audio…! I’ve been representing this brand and carrying around on my

Video Montage, Les Gobelins, Paris, France

  2.04.2019

Just done with two (amazing) months in Paris: I stopped all my work, all my activities (if not some online mixing and consulting) and got into a full time, 5

Winter in Japan with Pino Forastiere (Jan 15th-27th)

  17.01.2019

No NAMM show for me this year for nice unusual (for me) gig: in fact it’s about time for acoustic eclectic italian guitarist Pino Forastiere to tour Japan a bit

Classical Trio Recording. Piano, Viola & Flute

  27.12.2018

Back to classical recordings and back to my recording mobile set up (Antelope Zen Tour interface with Universal Audio, Millennia and Avalon mic pre, Aston and Neumann mics) to record

Contemporary and Classical Music Festival, Italy

  19.12.2018

Back home and back to (different) work. With “Amici della Musica” music association hired me to manage the technical direction of their festival: different artist between contemporary and classical music

Japan, 16-day galore, gig #7: Nagoya time

  1.12.2018

Nagoya on my way! At NSM this time, on a nice big SSL G+ series console (always good to be back on working on this board). Recording guitar techniques and

Japan, 16-day galore: #6

  29.11.2018

Toho Gakuen. Always loved this place, Audio Engineering school, just that: no other topics, instruments or anything different… focus on audio …and beatiful SSL

Japan, 16-day galore, gig #5. Shimamura Gakki, Kawasaki

  25.11.2018

Finishing my weekend with another Shimamura Gakki store event, this time at the Kawasaki branch. Serial compression, plug-ins galore, mixing and … more

Japan, 16-day galore, gig #4: Shimamura Gakki in Shinjuku, Tokyo

  24.11.2018

… and there goes my Saturday: workshop at Shimamura Gakki store in the heart of Shinjuku, in Tokyo center area. Cool gig, all smooth, nice crowd with good questions, me,

Japan, 16-day galore, gig #3: Musicians Institute Japan

  21.11.2018

私はとても東京が好きで、私はこの国で働くのが好きです Here we go, next!   I always feel very welcomed at MI-Japan, it reminds of my old days studying and teaching in the main Los Angeles’ campus and even

Japan, 16-day galore: gig #2, TSM Mixing workshop

  18.11.2018

Two days are passed by and it’s time to work again! Tokyo School of Music (TSM) in Shibuya for workshop meeting with the enrolled students over there. Beautiful SSL console and

Japan, 16-day galore: gig #1, InterBEE exhibition for Antelope Audio

  16.11.2018

A quick (for my japanese standards) trip to Tokyo for a few gigs here and there!   Very first one, the very next day I land, the InterBEE exhibition at

Pristina (Kosovo) & Tirana (Albania), Workshops and studio rec

  20.09.2018

Back to (close) Eastern Europe, back to Albania but before that, a nice interesting trip on alive Kosovo and to its capital, Pristina. Long weekend over there at the Termokiss

Miniere Sonore 2018: Alessandro Cortini, Elio Martusciello and…

  2.09.2018

Ninth year for our contemporary music (and not only, indeed) Festival in Sardinia, Italy. This year we were able to bring more international artists and, expecially for me, has been

Summer(time) ’18

  10.08.2018

As usual, I’ve been spending my Summertime back in Sardinia (Italy), where I grew up and where I have my studio set up for recording and mixing. So – besides

Yerevan, Armenia. (possibly) A new start

  30.05.2018

First time for me to Yerevan, Armenia. Very very excited to go there: an ancient land, in a crucial geography with a lot of history thru centuries. …and absolutely welcoming

Tokyo, Shizuoka and Nagoya. A 5-week Japan galore time

  12.05.2018

Back to my beloved Japan and its capital Tokyo, which I still think it is one of the most efficient and exciting capital of the planet. This time, thou, besides

Rec & Mix Workshop, Tirana, Albania

  21.03.2018

It was 5 years ago my first and last time I went to Tirana, Albania, and now time has been matured to get back there and give another lecture. This

Mixing styles workshop at Soundcast studio, Cape Town, Antelope Event

  9.03.2018

With Soundcast studios we planned a 3-hour event about mixing styles in different areas of the world where I happened to work in my life so far: so we analized

Workshops at ASE, Cape Town

  8.03.2018

ASE this time asked to me teach 2-level workshops, one for their level 2 students (basic mixing set up, EQ’ing and basic compression) and one for their level 3 students

Aston Mic, hard-core evaluation tests in South Africa

  4.03.2018

This time in Cape Town I also have the chance to really test out my new Aston Mic Spirit in different occasions. I really wanted to finally have a real

Interview on Times of India

  2.03.2018

Few days ago the interview that the national newspaper Times of India took to Koco‘s Agnee and me finally go released. I particularly love the picture of us they pick!

South African galore. Guitar, Seminars, Teaching position etc.

  10.02.2018

So we start. Almost 4 weeks in (beautiful) summertime of Cape Town. Lot of stuff to come: On the training side: a full Teaching position at SAE (School of Audio

Mumbai & Pune, India (2). The Agnee back in the picture

  30.01.2018

Being back in India gives me the chance to hook back with my friend musicians from the Agnee band, one of the major rock band in the country. It was

Mumbai, India (1). Building up a relationship with the AAT College

  25.01.2018

Finally, after almost 2 years, I come back to Mumbai, my beloved Bombay, in summer-hot India. This time I start with the AAT College in Andheri planning a good chunk

Guitar gig. Back on stage with Luca Wu and German rhythm section, Berlin, Germany

  15.01.2018

A quick trip to freezing windy Berlin to play a show with London based italian composer (and old friend) Luca Wu with his original material. Being basically the original guitar

Mikio Fujioka. “158 cm tall but with the voice of an old man”

  8.01.2018

I don’t wanna post pictures, put any links (there are plenty on the web, well deserved). Just January 5th is a date that a lot of people I know -and