Christian Cappelluti, or Chris Cappell
as he chose to be called as a stage-name, is a unique figure of a young
musician. He was born in 1975, and left this world in August
1998 when he was barely 23 years old. It was a brief life, but
one that was full, full to overflowing even, marked by a rooted passion
for creativity and artistic expression, especially in music. Deep
traces of this creative experience remain to us, made up of personal
writings and studies, lyrical texts, songs,
and more or less systematic recordings.
Christian always recognised that he was lucky in having a childhood full of possibilities - of gifts, friends, games and fantasies. He wrote “When I was a child I had a dream: to possess a super musical ear”. And in the piece “Ain’t a loser”, written in 1989 when he was 14, “now I know my way is the music”. Music above everything and beyond every desire: a real passion.