“Tredici Bacci songs are familiar and that’s totally the point. It’s that sensation of feeling like you’ve been listening to a song for your whole life.” – Vice
New York-based large ensemble Tredici Bacci was formed by composer Simon Hanes in the spring of 2013 as a vehicle to bring his unique musical vision to the stage and to seduce the ears and minds of audiences around the country. Hanes is a California-born, Brooklyn-based composer, performer, and arranger. His work revolves around bridging the varied styles of soundtrack music from 1960s/70s Italian films, contemporary classical music, and non-idiomatic improvisation. The instrumentation of vocals, string quartet, horns, accordion, and rhythm section is specifically designed to capture the musical qualities of his inspirations. From giallo to spaghetti western, Morricone to Rota to Cipriani, Hanes has made it his duty to absorb it all, and allow it to inform his original, very personal compositions. Since its inception, Tredici Bacci has performed in bars, galleries, warehouses, and concert halls, leaving a trail of Campari bottles, confetti, and whipped cream in its wake.