Alessandro Sala - Bass

Oliver Holzwarth

NAME:
Alessandro Sala

PLACE OF BIRTH:
Trieste, Italy

ACTUALLY LIVING IN:
Trieste, Italy

WHEN AND HOW DID YOU START PLAYING YOUR INSTRUMENT:
It was 1993, my brother Daniele took guitar lesson and started to rehearse at home. I wanted to follow him with the second classical guitar we had at home, but I couldn’t play any chord, so I started to use the lower four strings as a “hi bass”. The first real bass came a few months later and since that moment I never stopped rehearsing at home and trying to mimic every single movement of John Deacon. I never went to bass school

GEAR:
Wood&Tronics Bass Guitars, Ernie Ball Strings

HISTORY AS MUSICIAN:
I played every possible music genre when I was young, in tens of different bands. The more I turned old, the more I enjoyed metal. The first hi-level band was Sinestesia, I joined Roby de Micheli in 2002 and we played progressive metal together for a decade. I left Sinestesia in 2012, because I lived in Germany at that time due to my doctoral studies and was too hard for me to go back and forth. I came back to Trieste in 2013, ready to start a new musical adventure. After a while the once-in-a-lifetime occasion came with the call of Alex Staropoli

CHARACTER QUALITIES:
calm, analytic, quick, patient

CHARACTER DEFECTS:
I have strong opinions, sometimes too strong...

ALL TIME FAVOURITE MUSICIANS:
John Deacon, Pete Trewawas, Jonas Reingold, Geddy Lee, Dan Briggs, Arif Mirabdolbaghi and many others

ALL TIME FAVOURITE PIECES OF MUSIC:
Straws Pulled at Random (Meshuggah), Do U Tango (Karmakanic), Viridian (BTBAM), Cold War Apocalypse (Sinestesia), Subdivisions (Rush)

FAVOURITE ALBUM OF RHAPSODY OF FIRE:
Into The Legend

FAVOURITE SONGS OF RHAPSODY OF FIRE:
The Kiss Of Life, Wisdom Of The Kings, Land Of Immortals, The Frozen Tears Of Angels, The Magic Of The Wizard’s Dream, Distant Sky

YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE GENRE:
Sci-Fi and Action

ALL TIME FAVOURITE MOVIES:
Terminator, Predator, The Raid, Big Trouble in Little China

HOBBIES:
Sports (handball, football, volleyball, ski), mind games, traveling, reading, writing, collecting maps, creating games, disassembling things

CURIOSITIES, WORDS AND THOUGHTS::
I am an experimental physicist with a doctoral degree (Dr. Rer. Nat.) and I still do research in the field of nanotechnology. I am a Mensa member since 2001. AFAIK I should have an Erdos-Bacon number equal to 11

YOUR ARTISTIC DREAM:
To talk with people without words - just music

YOUR LIFE’S DREAM:
To do even more things in different fields, and be happy with that

YOUR MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:
Don’t be scared to try!