Donatella Canepa has produced many different musical genres, dominated by rock/metal guitars mixed with electronic and orchestral sounds.
After playing the guitar and producing music with bands from the underground scene, she began to take on the more complete and versatile role of music producer, mainly in the world of library music.
She has released three solo albums that have received acclaim from the critics and her name has appeared in the prestigious Classic Rock Italia magazine.
Her "All'Inizio Del Mondo" debut album was followed by "Nautilus", distributed by the historic Milanese label Top Records, and "L'Orizzonte Degli Eventi", produced for Soundiva.
Donatella Canepa, an Italian multi-instrumental musician, composer, and producer, was born on 6 March 1992 in Genova. She grew up near the great Mediterranean port city that has sent out explorers to worlds known and unknown, with the centuries-old Lanterna lighthouse showing the way.
Her music has been forged by this seafaring realm of ships and distant horizons, of wandering spirits and long sea routes. Influenced by voyages and explorations, her rock/metal guitars blend with electronic and orchestral sounds to create a range of musical genres.
She started her training at the Società Filarmonica and later taught herself, building up experience as a guitarist, composer, and arranger in bands on the underground music scene.
Her first recording, "Reazione Kimica" (pop punk), a rudimentary but iconic album, was made with Coffee Shock in 2011.
In 2012 she worked with the guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Roberto Di Maggio, and together they produced the instrumental EP "Shine" (alternative rock) under the name of Nomadama.
That year, her work with Salto Nel Buio on the album "Il Desiderio Non Espresso" (grunge), saw her perform on the main stage of the Mei Supersound festival.
Also in 2012 she cut an audacious EP called "The Strange Connections" (progressive rock) with an experimental project of the same name.
Together with Adriano Floris, under the name Cantina Club, she produced "EP 2013" (pop rock), with a powerful unplugged sound.
After developing her skills in composition, arrangement, performance, music production and graphic design, she embarked on a solo career, turning to the world of library music as a musician and music producer.
In 2017 came her debut with "All'Inizio Del Mondo", an instrumental album in which her guitar emanated less conventional sounds, challenging the absence of electronic tracks. She received acclaim from critics and her name appeared in the pages of the prestigious Classic Rock Italia magazine.
In 2018 the historic Top Records label of Milan released "Nautilus", her second album, which Rockit hailed as "a heavy metal vortex that whirls through a waterworld inhabited by fabulous creatures".
That year also saw the release of her third album, "L'Orizzonte Degli Eventi", a metal concept with an epic feel, produced for Soundiva.
Aside from her musical pursuits, Donatella Canepa has written two collections of short stories, All'area di servizio fra bombe carramba e rock'n"roll (2010) and Demoni in soffitta (2012). Since 2020 she has at times contributed technical-musical articles to the blog of the international Music Gateway platform, as part of the writing team.
The videoclips of the tracks "Midnight Escape" by Nomadama, "Tavolo 18" by Salto Nel Buio, and "La Striscia Blu" by Cantina Club, have all been screened on the U Zone programme of the national Mediaset Italia 2 television channel.
"La Striscia Blu" by Cantina Club was broadcast on the Demo programme of Rai Radio 1.
"Mårtensdal" and "Fabbrica Di Fumo", two tracks from the solo album "All'Inizio Del Mondo", have been broadcast on national and international radio programmes, with "Mårtensdal" reaching the top 200 of the Euro Indie Music Chart.