Primary Instrument: Harp
Adriano Clemente is a musician and a songwriter.
He plays various instruments such as harp, guitar and piano. He was mainly self-taught, but received some training in Indian Classical Music (sarod, vocals in dhrupad and khyal), Jazz piano, and soprano sax.
He performed in theaters and clubs in Rome and Naples in the late Seventies.
In 1996 Amiata Records published his Akashmani: Across the Sky.
Adriano also collaborated with Costantino Albini in the soundtrack of the TV movie Cinque Piccoli Indiani by Paolo Brunatto.
His musical production includes a project of setting into the music the poems of William Blake soon to be published.
In 2011 he presented the Akashmani Ensemble project at the Merigar 30th Anniversary, Arcidosso, Italy. The Akashmani Ensemble, a jazz band consisting of ten musicians and two singers, performed his original compositions. AKASHMANI ENSEMBLE Adriano Clemente, harp; Rosie Wiederkeher, voice; Nina Suza Reiss, voice; Harvey Kaiser, tenor sax, clarinet; Jasna Jovicevic, alto and soprano sax; Romano Consoli, tenor and soprano sax; Massimo Muratori, trumpet and flugelhorn; Massimiliano Santella, trombone; Fabio Tomassoni, flute; Massimiliano Ottaviani, double bass; Pancho Company, drums; Enzo Ciacci, percussions