Tidbeats is a play on the word tidbits. Those that lay, forgotten, in the vault of Cinevox Record are truly “delicious morsels”: original tracks by Stelvio Cipriani, Francesco De Masi, Piero Umiliani, Gianni Ferrio, Giorgio Gaslini, Riz Ortolani, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Piccioni and many other great masters of the Italian soundtrack. Treasures searched for, discovered and restored in a unique score by Alessio Santoni, over two years of uninterrupted seclusion between the shelves of Cinevox and the recording studios of Trafalgar Studios.

It resulted in a surprising sound mosaic composed of 161 unheard-of takes, for a total of over two hours of listening, embellished here and there by unexpected cameos: sometimes, between one song and another, indications to the musicians from the composers, captured on the original Studer tracks.

A rigorous philological endeavor and at the same time a very attentive work of mixing tone and rhythm. Themes, variants, detachments, interludes handled like precious fragments of a collective dream recomposed, elements of the viaticum for a new musical pilgrimage along the golden age of Italian cinema.

The work, produced by Carlo Bagnolo for Cinevox Record, with the executive collaboration of AMS Records, is entrusted to the Milan-based distribution company BTF.

Tidbeats is also available, as a very limited edition, in a luxury box of four vinyls.


list of composers

Cesare Andrea Bixio, Franco Bixio, Fred Bongusto, Phil Chilton, Ruggero Cini, Stelvio Cipriani, James Dashow, Francesco De Masi, Gianfranco Di Stefano, Carlo Esposito, Gianni Ferrio, Fabio Frizzi, Giorgio Gaslini, Marcello Gigante, Peter Kok, Francesco Lavagnigno, Luigi Malatesta, Augusto Martelli, Elvio Monti, Alessandro Nadin, Cameron Nevil, Riz Ortolani, Piero Piccioni, Luigi Peguri, Roberto Pregadio, Groenveld Rink, Franco Riva, Jesus Villa Rojo, Carlo Rustichelli, Carlo Savina, Enrico Simonetti, Peter Leslie Smith, Vince Tempera, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani.


Tidbeats is a work by Alessio Santoni, the foray of a video maker, musical philologist, musician and deejay into the world of “re-composition”.

Acknowledgments of the author:

I’d like to sincerely thank the director Franco Bixio
for opening the Cinevox Record archives and for the generous trust granted.
A special thanks to Cinevox Record head of foreign relations, Carlo Bagnolo,
the executive producer of this work, my mentor and true good friend.

Alessio Santoni