Andrea Carri

Reggio Emilia, Italy

The Thunder


Behind the Music

Working on The Outlaw Ocean Music Project inspired me to alter the way I write music. It usually takes me a bit of time to transform my ideas into complete tracks. With this project, I would typically compose my music organically immediately after reading chapters of The Outlaw Ocean — such as “Storming the Thunder,” “A Rusty Kingdom” and “Adelaide’s Voyage.” At times, it took me longer to read a chapter than it did to write the music influenced by it.

Ian has done incredible work with The Outlaw Ocean Project and investigating the nuances of a topic we often ignore. The things I read woke me up to a world I never would have known, compelling me to learn and understand more about what is happening on the ocean. Because of Ian’s book, I began to follow Sea Shepherd and their campaigns around the world. Music has an ability to convey messages fundamental in alerting people on issues such as there, and I hope listeners can dive deeper into the realm of The Outlaw Ocean through my melodies.

Andrea Carri
About Andrea Carri

Andrea Carri is an Italian pianist and composer, born in 1990. In “real life” he is also an engineer.

During his decade-long career, he released several albums of modern classical piano-driven music and some ambient experiments. He started his career in 2010 with the release of “Partire” (self-produced), followed by “Stanze Segrete” (2012, self-produced) and “Metamorfosi” (2013, self-produced). After the foundation of “Chronos Studio,” he released “Chronos” (2014 - Psychonavigation Records, reissued by Memory Recordings). During 2016 he founded “Pedala Piano” with Francesco Mantovani and Daniele Leoni. In 2017, he published “Shadows” (Memory Recordings) written together with Francesco Camminati. Then he released some singles (“A Distant Ship” in 2019 - Mellotron, and “Light” in 2020 - Strange Fruits). During 2020 he published “Singularity” (Mellotron), a mixture between Modern Classical and Ambient Music. In the same year, he founded “Piano Sharing” with Manuel Zito, Jacopo Croci, Delord and Gabriele d'Alonzo. Finally, he released “La notte di lampi e tuoni,” a new soft piano track.

Andrea also loves to reinterpret famous tracks of other artists and publishes them through his YouTube channel. “I Play Yours, Vol. 1” and “I Play Yours, Vol. 2” collect the first three years of this project. Starting from 2020, he has published all the new covers with Halidon Music, available in “I Play Yours - The Complete Playlist.”

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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