Aleks Fadini

A Case Against Social Media

  • "A wealth of full-blown music coming from every side, from Fadini’s fascination with contrast, tension, and exit markers..."
    AXS - Carol Banks Weber
  • "It reflects this young, up-and-comer’s fresh appreciation for jazz improvisation and natural affinity for songwriting."
    AXS - Carol Banks Weber
  • "Listeners will find the music endlessly fascinating in spite of the liberties the musicians take with harmony and hidden melodies."
    AXS - Carol Banks Weber
  • " …tightly wound backstreet riff that unfolds like the storms that blow in off the Atlantic. Snoopy would have it no other way."
    ELMORE MAGAZINE - Mike Jurkovic
  • "Pianist Alessandro Fadini brings together a subtly swinging session that is filled with lovely pastels."
    JAZZ WEEKLY - George Harris
  • "Thoughtful, filled with the pastels and grey shadows of song."
    JAZZ WEEKLY - George Harris
  • "seemingly never missing a single note in his aggressive runs and solos"
    ALIBI - Kent Miller
  • "über-proficient piano playing"
    ALIBI - Kent Miller
  • "une conception gemoetrique du clavier, faite de perpendiculaires, de parallélismes et de jeux en miroir, pour des restutats plaisants autant que fort logiques"
    JAZZ MAGAZINE - Ludovic Florin (France)
  • "une recherche menée dans l’esprit de modernes tels que Steve Lehman et Vijay Iyer […] immediatement accessible, y compris pour ce qui concerne l’aspect rythmique, la clarté…"
    JAZZ MAGAZINE - Ludovic Florin (France)

Contact me

You can write to me using the email in the footer, or even my personal email, which is aleksfadini followed by the usual gmail dot com

I do not use social media, and I really would like feedback via email, which is a decentralized platform. I care so much about it, that I will explain my reasons in great detail on this page.

A Case Against Social Media

I have always felt an intuitive dislike for social media. With time, I made the conscious choice to avoid them altogether for the greater good of my creative goals and my personal growth and happiness.

Can an artist not use social media?

Although many friends, among them successful artists and musicians, claim that social media are a way to connect to like-minded individuals and to cherish an audience, I believe this is not the only way to do it. Furthermore, for me the price to pay is too high, in terms of personal space of thoughts. My suspicion is that social media seriously interfere with our ability to do deep and meaningful work has been confirmed by Harvard computer scientist Cal Newport, as explained in much of his work. If you are not familiar wit it, take a look at Deep Work. Cal Newport really solidified my view of social media, happiness and creative work.

Finally, centralized social media are unethical in my view, and I want to minimize my partaking into anything intrinsically evil. I look forward to new decentralized platforms.

Role models

It’s much easier to try something arduous if you can see others succeeding at it. I have always admired Josiah Boornazian, a musician who also made the artistic choice to avoid all social media. Josiah is a world-renowned saxophonist, music producer and painter. We collaborated extensively and I am fortunate to consider him a close friend of mine.

Other ways to communicate: email!

I see email as a superior way of communication compared to social media, and I answer most of the emails I receive, even if it takes a lot of time (be patient). In particular, I answer all emails that come from: