Videopremiere: Tyto – Yume-Chan

Das vom ersten Album des italienischen Multiinstrumentalisten und Komponisten Beppe Scardino aka TYTO stammende „Yume-Chan“ (feat. Valeria Sturba) besticht durch ein betont chilliges und cineastisch anmutendes groovy Nebeneinander von Saxofon, Flöte, Klarinette und einem verdichteten Arsenal an diversen elektronischen Elementen.

TYTOs Albbum 未来 MIRAI erschien im Oktober 2022 auf allen bekannten Streamingplattformen.


The work I curated for TYTO begins with a training, collective work plan. It started from the track title „Yume-chan”. Together with my third year Brera’s high school students of Multimedia, (now in their fourth year), a dreamy story has been created : a sort of half-sleep between the metropolis and nature where the image becomes the music that surrounds it and also reverse; a visual soundtrack with a manga and later anime tone.

It was a team work, between designers, animators, curatorship and management. Alice Parozzi, who gradually took over the direction, did a research and started a first draft, lineup and editing, looking for material from the Japanese imagination and animated productions. It has been a work in progress made up of intuitions about dreams and landscapes, up to this path of the many and many protagonists who are always two, a couple with many faces, the students themselves who have had themselves portrayed and who also have their turn drawn: Beatrice Ajani, Gaja Cangelli, Luca Casorio, Alessandro Codecà, Vittoria D’Allura, all under the eye of the owl who, like a presence above the parts, watches over what becomes a real psychedelic wandering. The first editing was done by Marco Gabellone, then reviewed and finished with the post-production by me who added the color and other colored elements, with the supervision of TYTO.

— Michael Rotondi


I wanted to make a dreamy tune with a cinematic and melancholic feel to it.
Feeling liquid in a dreamy bubble of flutes and synthesizers in contrast with the simple yet aggressive and dirty drums: thus ‚Yume-chan‘ was born. ‚Yume‘ in Japanese means ‚dream‘; I added the ‚chan‘ imagining a female figure who subconsciously embodied this feeling of oniric melancholy.

Valeria Sturba, co-author of this piece, completed it, indeed more: she really gave it a meaning, writing and performing a very elegant six-voice choir that dances with flutes, synths and baritone sax in a way that it seemed perfect to me right off the bat.