Daniele Liverani

"Genius - A Rock Opera"

released in 2002

 

 

1.
Without Me Today
2.
The Right Place
3.
Paradox
4.
The Glory Of Our Land
5.
All Of Your Acts
6.
Dreams
7.
My Pride (SW)
8.
There's a Human
9.
Father
10.
Terminate
11.
I'm Afraid

 

Genius is a rock opera trilogy that will include a total of 33 songs (11 for each episode). Even if the total duration of the Opera is about 4 hours of music for 3 cd, the whole storyconcept refers to a dream experienced by the main character 'Genius' that lasts only 10 minutes! It's known that dreams are often creating a time-stretch effect in our minds, so that a 10 minutes long dream can be remembered as a day long story... Infact, these 10 minutes of Genius' dream has been described in 4 hour of music!

 

Mark Boals: 'Genius'
Lana Lane: 'Doorkeeper'
Daniel Gildenlow: 'Twinspirit n.32'
Chris Boltendahl: 'Stationmaster'
Joe Vana: 'King Mc Chaos Consultant'
John Wetton: 'King Mc Chaos'
Steve Walsh: 'King Wild Tribe'
Oliver Hartmann: 'King Wild Tribe Consultant'
Midnight: 'Maindream'
Philip Bynoe: 'Storyteller'
Olaf Senkbeil,Hachy Hackmann,Chris Boltendahl:' Choirs'

Steve Walsh interview:

Hello!, How did you hear about Genius Rock Opera? How were you involved in?
Hello, Serafino Pergino at Frontiers Records asked me to participate in the recording.

Were you confortable with the character and lyrics parts you were assigned to?
I felt very comfortable in character.

Are you willing to partecipate also in the next 2 episodes if you character will require it?
I would love to be a part of the future of this project.

Did you come up with some personal melodies or did you follow strictly the melodies you received from the composer?
I appreciated the freedom I was given by Daniele, but the melodic ideas were all his.

Where did you record your vocals? Who produced it?
I recorded my vocals here at my home. David Manion and I produced them together.

Are you happy with the result of your recording?
It was a learning opportunity for both of us, and we were happy with the results. Thanks to all!