Renzo Spiteri

Credit - Gaby Giacchino Credit - Nick Critien

Date of Birth: 16th October 1966

Where do you live? My time is divided between London and Malta.

Status: I share my life with a wonderful person.

Star Sign: Libra

Main occupation: I have one occupation that’s been my life-long passion. I’m a musician and sound artist.

Renzo Spiteri is a creative musician, composer and arts collaborator renowned for his artistic versatility, creative use of sound and unlimited modes of expression. Whilst sharing his working base between London (UK) and Malta, Renzo also spends a long time travelling across the globe presenting his own original music creations and working alongside top-flight names in the music and art scenes, acting as a strong linking point between his music and other genres of artistic expression, be it film, dance choreography, theatre production, literature recital or visual installation.

Renzo is also credited with the scoring and recording of music for the visitors’ audio guide of Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum in Malta which led to the creation of the album and live performance entitled Silence, Sounds and Spaces featuring unique on-site recordings at various Neolithic sites.

How did you first discover you had a talent for music?

From when I was a very small kid, I used to turn most of my toys into something I could hit and play on. That probably led me to discover the fascinating world of music, of drums and percussion. I still own the two thick pencils that, for years, acted as my first pair of drumsticks!

What instruments can you play?

Anything that I can lay my hands on! From all sorts of drums to everyday objects that are found all around us. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the world of percussion.

How would you describe your relationship with money?

My relationship with money is a very straight-forward one. It’s there and I try to make the best use of it. A lot goes into investing in top-notch instruments and equipment though!

What’s the fashion item you couldn’t live without?

I’m no fashion guy really. I like to slip into a comfortable pair of jeans, t-shirts and warm sweaters in winter.

What makes you most angry?

I’m quite a patient person, but my tolerance is usually tested when people have issues with punctuality, when people talk favourably about killing birds and when people don’t take responsibility for their actions.

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