«This strange ability that I have, when it's set in motion
in a creative way, is the basic method by which my inspiration communicates
with me: without any forewarning, when I least expect it, the verse
or the refrain of a song which I've never heard in my life appears in
my head. The part of the song which my inspiration has brought me is
always fully arranged, and complete with the words, and usually it's
not all that difficult for me to develop a whole song from that fragment».
This natural gift for music-making, however, didn't mean that he
didn't dedicate himself to musical studies as well. When he was only
16, in the summer of 1991, he chose the prestigious Berklee
College of Music in Boston, USA, to follow the summer
session of musical courses, with excellent final marks. And his friend
Marta was careful to point out that "musical language
for Christian represented a language of election, even in its religious
dimension. In fact, during the whole high school period, one important
part of his school activity was devoted to the composition and playing
of sacred music, which accompanied the celebration of Mass, with a preference
for American Gospel Music, of which he was a passionate admirer".
Basically, for Christian as for all artists, music-making was a form
of self-expression. It was no coincidence that his last songs are almost
prophetic, in the sense that a strong yearning for a world beyond
this world, a life beyond death emerges from them.