Hi. Tell us something about Forse project.
Hi everybody. Forse is the solo project of Gianmaria Zanda which are are my given and family names. Forse means Maybe, sometimes I don’t take myself too seriously.
Tell us about your last musical release and about the direction your music is taking.
I still haven’t published anything. My first release will be ready at the end of the year or beginning of the next year. The project started because I had a lot of “songs” I had written but didn’t work for the band where I was playing. I kept the best ones for Forse and goin’ on I grew up musically.
Where did you get inspiration for your music?
I’m influenced by many things but I think that my main interests at the moment are towards genuine and catchy pop melodies, primitive folk, ethnic music and intriguing bass lines.
Which artists have influenced your style & sound, if any?
Velvet Underground, John Cale, Henry Flynt, Kennelmus, John Maus, The Clean, Enzo Carella.
On Livetrigger.com you define your genre: “Lo-fi”. What does it mean for you? Tell us something about it.
Excluding the discussion about sound aesthetics and sound quality, for me Lo-fi means to do the things directly as they comes. No decorations. It could also be called punk, but the word punk has reached a strong connection to a precise sound aesthetic which can confuse people if used to describe my music.
How is being a band from Brusino Arsizio – Switzerland? What’s the best live act in your area? Tell us something about it.
Quiet living? I would say The Pussywarmers.
What’s the best live music show you’ve seen recently?
Bella Veneziae at the Lugano Buskers Festival.
Are you touring right now? Do you plan to have a tour in the near future? Tell us something about it.
I’m not touring. I will probably tour with the upcoming album. Maybe with a band playing with me.
What do you think of Livetrigger.com? Do you think it could be a good tool to facilitate the process of booking and organizing shows? Do you have any suggestions?
I really appreciate the effort in creating all this. I think it could be a good tool if used in the right way. It could connect people from around the world and that’s what should happen between people also then in the real world.