Monday, December 28, 2015

Wealthy doom

AFAN Alessandro Fantini
Wealthy Doom (2015)
Composed, performed, produced and mixed by Alessandro Fantini.
The first track of the new album in progress.
Art cover by Alessandro Fantini.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Director Showreel 2015


It’s quite hard to tell if, at the beginning, my infatuation for painting was stronger than my fixation for filmmaking and writing, but it’s easy to say that over the last 20 years they grow tied together forming a sort of vineyard where the pictorial images are grapes from which the hands of the narrative skill extract the wine of audio-visual elation. I wish the viewers would be able to enjoy this juice as much as I enjoy growing the vine grapes in the soil of my inborn and atoxic drunkenness.


Alessandro Fantini - director showreel 2015

An anthology of the best movies, shorts, documentaries and music videos  directed and produced by Alessandro Fantini between 2003 and 2015.
Edited by Alessandro Fantini.
Music by Alessandro Fantii: "The bronze dawn" from the concept album "Nyctalopia" (2014).

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Go fund my multimedianic exhibition

Between 2009 and 2014 I've directed three indipendent movies in three different cities, "Nepente" filmed in Rome, "EDOnism" in Tokyo and "New York, a venture" in New York, that would have later formed what I've called "The Hidden Mind Cities trilogy".
Once back in Italy I decided to showcase in a very special way the trilogy and the artistic process directly and indirectly linked to its making.
After some research in Rome I found out that the art gallery "Segni Mutanti - Mutant Signs" has the perfect features for both screening the movies and exhibiting the artworks related to them and their themes.
Since the exhibition management and artworks transport have their unavoidable costs your support and sponsorship will be crucial in making this unique project come true. This isn't intended to be only a solo show or a multimedia extravaganza but an attempt at rendering a faithful display of the invisible cities founded by our brains and inhabited by our most unspeakable desires, fears and dreams. It will be also the opportunity to experience in its sensorial entirety the "multimedianic realm" of AFAN as never before.
Check out the campaign page on for more details:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Malorda - trailer

Alessandro Fantini
Malorda - Trailer (2015)
 From disorder to chaos

 Amidst the turmoil of rampant precariousness that makes increasingly tough approaching the godfathers disputed by hordes of lackeys, or the influential guy to rely on to get jobs and favors, the Studio Malorda aims to offer a free, quick and selfless service for solving the most common employment and social problems: achievement of employment contracts, occupied apartments assignment, reintegration into regular jobs or elimination of wait times for ct scan, clinical analysis and surgery. If the current disorder makes you oppressed by the horde, you just need the healthy chaos of Malorda. You can make reservations by calling after midnight (please destroy the cell right after calling).

Monday, September 14, 2015

Son of chasm - The Sweet reverbs of inner self

The multimedia (or better to say "multimedianic") artist AFAN Alessandro Fantini presents his new concept album "Son of chasm" revolving around the journey of the fictitious William Cureleak, an ascetic who decides to leave his monastery after a sweet epiphany occurred before a fatal resolution.
The album has been conceived as a "neo-wagnerian" experience where lyrics, music, sounds, videos and images combine to evoke a narrative pattern punctuated by the songs arranged like chapters of a futuristic gothic novel.

Lyrics and vocals by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
Keyboards, sound programming, effects, samples and sound editing by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
Cover and songs artworks by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
AFAN Sound 2015

Son of chasm (promo mix) by Afan Alessandro Fantini on Mixcloud

Friday, September 11, 2015


AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Soundiastole (Jean-Michel Jarre portrait), pencil on card board 33x48 cm. (2015)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Frashkart (Epilogue)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Duende lux

 The William Cureleak's journey is almost completed.
Follow the "Duende lux" until the lighthouse.
Lyrics, vocals, music and effects by AFan Alessandro Fantini
From the concept album "Son of Chasm"

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Arkose (Zoolook revisited)

Alessandro Fantini
Arkose (2015)

A track specially composed and produced for the "Zoolook revisited" album contest by using several free samples available on the Soundhunters
Additional samples created by Alessandro Fantini.
Song cover art: detail from Alessandro Fantini's "Eleatic nostalgia", oil on canvas (1999).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AFAN's merchandise store

With all these books, prints, music albums and gadgets I might be able to open a physical AFAN's merchandise store.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


(AFAN is in the detail)


The Female disguises.

To me the feminine element has been often linked to the most seducing and bewitching forces of Nature. Democritus wrote that Nature loves to hide, so it's obvious that the attractive virtue of woman resides in her mimetic biology.

From top left clockwise: details from "The Keyring" oil on canvas (2003); "The genius of the centuries" oil on canvas (2004); "Ophelia and Perihelion" oil on canvas (2010); "Fuge homo" oil on canvas (2004).

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Corion parade - music video

AFAN Alessandro Fantini - The Corion parade (music video)

Conceived, directed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini.
Lyrics, vocals and music by Alessandro Fantini.

"The Corion parade - Entering the Corion city" from the concept album "Son of chasm":
(C) 2015 AFAN

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Interlaude (approaching the Corion city)

Interlaude (approaching the Corion city)

Composed, performed, mixed and produced by Alessandro Fantini.
Lyrics, vocals, backing vocals and effects by Alessandro Fantini.

Two more tracks and the album will be complete.
Stay in tune with the songs.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LuMen road

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Century Gut on Spotify

Starting today, the Alessandro Fantini's concept album "The Century Gut" is available for listening on Spotify A multimedianic album revolving around the plethora of memories linked to real and hallucinative trips around the 21th century world (from Tokyo to Saint Petersburg).

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Full olive moon

At the end of an impromptu celebration for the upcoming summer held among secular olive trees on the hills surrounding Sangro Valley, the appearance of the full moon above a solemn tree completed the astral ceremony after the glorious twilight that blessed the sleeping colossus of Majella mountain.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Eleisong (Chapter 3 - Out of monastery) Son of Chasm, released 29 January 2015 Composed, performed, mixed and produced by Alessandro Fantini. Lyrics and vocals by Alessandro Fantini.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Limbicola (The Eidolon Call) 2015

AFAN Alessandro FAntini
Limbicola (The Eidolon call) 2015
Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard, 50x70 cm
Model: Jessica Lorraine Z.

Limbicola (The Eidolon Call) by AFANTINI on DeviantArt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ad altare day

Lyrics, vocals and music by Alessandro Fantini.

 A new concept album in progress revolving around the journey of an ascetic who decides to leave his monastery after a sweet epiphany occurred before a fatal resolution.
The album has been conceived as a "neo-wagnerian" experience where lyrics, music, sounds, videos and images combine to evoke a narrative pattern punctuated by the songs arranged like chapters of a futuristic gothic novel.
Music video:

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Vespers by Alessandro Fantini (2015) Conceived, directed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini. Lyrics, vocals and music by Alessandro Fantini. "Vespers" from…/son-of-chasm

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The simulacra wifi

While humans are subjugated and petrified by the delusion of the constant world wide communication, the only real meanings are channeled by the static silence of simulacra of real and unreal beings (stills taken from the movie). ("New York, a venture" AFAN15).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ENDOMETRIA - The seed of flesh

After the release of the second Italian edition, the English translation of the Alessandro Fantini's dark-fantasy novel "Endometria - The seed of flesh" is finally on the way.
 Illustrated by the author himself, the novel was the main title of the "Fantagraphia" fantasy series launched in 2006 by the Italian publisher Liberodiscrivere based in Genoa, providing a more mature and dark sequel to the fairy tale "The Night Veil" released in the eponymous narrative collection. In order to satisfy the many requests of the non-Italian readers eager to discover the prodigious and dreary events unleashed by the Monks of Garras and the mysterious woman appeared in the desert of Grafiad, the author is currently working on an English adaptation of the novel that dramatizes most of the visual and poetic themes explored in his paintings and movies.

 Having forgotten the years of the imprisonment by the Veil of Night, now Edel and Arnel reign on a new marquisate, far from the wars plaguing the realm of Lantaria. Despite their harmonious life, the epicenter of the chaos that is about to fall on the entire continent, is pulsating at the root of their love.What's the origin of the seed hidden inside the beak of the bird "franofelus"? Who are the acolytes of the Ancient Whisper? Why the monks of Garras have left their monastery to build new cathedrals in the city of Antalide? The ancient race of Aledani was really extinct along with their dark power? It will be up to Arnel to face, through his flesh, the hurricanes of memory in which the mystery of the "Eulatma children" is waiting to lash out.

Friday, January 30, 2015


A new concept album in progress revolving around the journey of an ascetic who decides to leave his monastery after a sweet epiphany occurred before a fatal resolution. Concept, lyrics, vocals, music and effects by Alessandro Fantini. AFAN Sound 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New York a venture, featured in Cinecorriere news

An excerpt of the article released on the Italian movie magazine
The eclectic artist Alessandro Fantini is back to talk to us about his recent adventures in the most famous sleepless island of America, namely about a mysterious "venture" that will lead the protagonists of his new movie to regain the lost fragments of their childhood among the flames of a Vision suspended between History and Imagination. "In a New York minute / everything can change, in a New York minute / Things can get pretty weird." "The refrain, taken from the song by Don Henley, might be the perfect " logline", the promotional summary of the plot of" New York, A Venture", the movie filmed in Manhattan last summer while going up the currents of that Inner Time which bedew the orthogonal arteries of America's most famous sleepless island . A wavering and hectic Time that I started sailing over the fall of 2013 during my first stay between the Hudson and East River, walking through the crowded streets with my videoreflex wielded like a sextant conceived to decipher an emotional constellation that would have indicated me the route towards the mental rim where the visible New York is wedged in his disembodied counterpart. Only on its bottom I would have been able to discover the hidden humus of History and the unspeakable Visions feeding it.The New York where the neo-Gothic architecture of the Trinity Church, Saint Patrick and skyscrapers such as the Woolworth Building and the General Electric Building merge the momentum of sacred and secular ambitions in the vertigo of the assault to the sky, while the renewed railway of the High Line winds above the streets, piercing the buildings until the Lower West Side, to challenge, with its hanging flower beds, the dryness of the concrete and traffic below, where men in suits dance barefoot, and preachers in threadbare jackets stop at curbs railing against the evil lure of capitalism (...)"