formed in Rome, Italy in 1991, under the guidance of Marco Spatuzzi. Their repertoire of atmospheric rock spans
the music genre, from New Age Music to Progressive Rock. The group recorded two albums, and toured extensively
in Italy. By 2005, the group went through a line-up change giving us their current incarnation.
and arranging of the Blade Runner Rock Project started in December of 2004. This labour of love
saw it's debut in March of 2006 at the Nino Manfredi di Ostia, in Rome, Italy.
Memoria presented a new way of viewing the neo-noir film Blade Runner. The idea was to translate,
in music and in words, the over-industrialized; multi-ethnic; dehumanized; polluted environment; depiction of a dystopian
future, with focus on the storyline, and the character's relationships and feelings.
The movie was projected on a screen accompanied with original music entirely composed by Memoria. It was
rock oriented, but didn't neglect the ambiance of the cyberpunk film setting. The songs paired with the scenes, savoring every
key element in the film. The music enhanced the vision, whilst the words reinforced the story.
I asked for Marco for an interview for KippleZone in late July of 2007. By
August 10th, the article was completed. This was not only the beginning of a two year musical journey, it was the
beginning of a friendship. This article contains that first interview, with updated material added.
Also included here is an article that covers the creative process involved writing the
lyrics to this project called, "Behind the Words".
Visit the Blade Runner Rock website, and feast your eyes and ears on this meticulously
crafted work. A cd is soon to follow.