Arthuan Rebis (Alessandro Arturo Cucurnia) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, harpist, writer, sound operator, international concert artist. Seeker of musical and spiritual traditions of East and West.
He performs in different musical contexts, such as festivals, theaters, squares, museums, castles, clubs and so on. With is bands and as soloist, he made more than 1000 performances in Italy and abroad (Germany, France, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Qatar, Czech Republic, USA, Finland, Estonia).
His training is characterized by the study and practice of various musical styles, distant in space and time, ranging from Nordic and Celtic folk to oriental traditions (India, China, Mongolia), from archaic to baroque and medieval music, up to pagan folk, dark folk, prog, visionary songwriters etc.
With his various projects he has released several albums, as author and composer, and has collected dozens of collaborations. Among the instruments he plays there are celtic harp, nyckelharpa, esraj, hulusi, bouzouki, classical guitars, flutes, bagpipes, percussions, santoor, and keyboards.
On May 15, 2023, his fourth solo album “Canti di Helughèa” (Black Widow Records) is released, which features the Lord Byron of dark folk-rock music as a guest: Paul Roland. The disc accompanies the fantasy novel written by Arthuan "Helughèa - Il Racconto di una Stella Foglia" (Eterea Edizioni).
In 2016 he released his first solo cd “Spells, Spirits and Spirals” under the pseudonym Arthuan Rebis. In 2020, during the lockdown, he released a musical fairytale called “La Primavera del Piccolo Popolo”: a night flight on a fairy’s wings, looking for a vanished humanity.
In 2021 the third solo album "Sacred Woods" came to life on LP, CD, Digital, with Black Widow Records. In the album there are many guest musicians: Mia Guldhammer (Virelai), Giada Colagrande, Glen Velez, Paolo Tofani, Vincenzo Zitello etc.
Since 2017 Arthuan is author, composer and singer of the band called “The Magic Door”, founded together with the film director Giada Colagrande. After all the songs were composed, two members joined the project, invited by Arthuan: Vincenzo Zitello, first Italian celtic harpist, and Glen Velez, virtuoso percussionist and top expert on frame drums. In 2018 the homonymous concept-album was published and distributed. This work is inspired by Rome’s Alchemical Door. The album has been received with enthusiasm by newspapers, radio and TV, and also by the audience of the theaters, where it is presented with suggestive video projections.
Since 2011 he's singer, musician, composer, producer in the band In Vino Veritas, one of the most important European realities in medieval and pagan folk. IVV's third album, "Grimorium Magi" (2019) is distributed by Black Widow Records, along with The Magic Door.
In 2013 he began a collaboration with Claudio Rocchi, immediately interrupted by the death of the great songwriter. Some years later he karmic connections led him to become friends with Paolo Tofani (famous guitarist of 70’s Progressive Band called “Area” and great friend of Claudio) with whom he formed a duo in 2018. In the same year he began to play in a duo with Vincenzo Zitello.
In 2012 he published the Ep "Il Regno di Flora" with his pagan folk project Antiqua Lunae.
Since he was a child he has cultivated vocation, study and research about spirituality and esotericism.
He currently conducts seminars of magical science of sound, meditation with the elements, and connection and interaction with the invisible worlds.
Scholar of shamanism, of symbols and myths of ancient cultures, he is devoted to the study of Tibetan Buddhism and he often translates the teachings of his master Lama Lodro Tulku Rinpoche.
For years he has been carrying out sound treatments using the Axis Mundi harmonic bed, designed by himself, applying a methodology inspired by the study of indo-pythagorean traditions and tested through direct experimentation.
In 2013 he published his first book “Musica e Sapienza, antiche tradizioni musicali e spiritualità”, for Agorà & Co, in the series "Lo Specchio di Dioniso", directed by the ancient greek translator Angelo Tonelli.
Arthuan is the artistic director of several cultural events, including "Apua, Celtic and Dionysian festival of the Apuan Alps" and "Oltresuono" (with Contatto Radio Popolare Network).
Since 2014 he has been managing the esoteric and musical column of the periodical "Libere Luci".
Some places where he played:
Napoli Teatro Festival (Royal Palace), Taormina Film Festival, Mangiamusica (Magnani Theatre), Enotica Festival (Forte Prenestino, Roma), Keskiaika Festivaali (Finland), Hansapaevad (Estonia), Folkest (Italy), Feuernacht (CH), Beltane Festival (Biella), ArtCity2019 (Castel Sant’Angelo, Roma), Teatro Mancinelli (Orvieto), Celtica Vda (Courmayeur), Rai Uno Music Club (Rome), Yggdrasil Festival (Treviso), Geluwe Celtic (Belgio), Cernunnos Pagan Fest (Paris), Triskell Festival (Trieste), Castle Vegetarian Festival, Horsens Medieval Festival (Denmark), Asciano Suono Festival, Summer Solstice Festival (Paris), Carnevale of Prague, Medieval Festival Dinan (Bretagna), Made in Cloister (Napoli), Chiesa del Cottolengo (Torino), Spirit de Milan (Milano), College of Charleston (USA) etc.
As Author, Composer, Performer, Singer and Producer:
2012 Antiqua Lunae – Il Regno di Flora
2014 In Vino Veritas – Baccabundi
2016 In Vino Veritas – Ludicantigas
2016 Arthuan Rebis – Spells, Spirits and Spirals
2018 The Magic Door – The Magic Door
2019 In Vino Veritas – Grimorium Magi
2020 Arthuan Rebis – La Primavera del Piccolo Popolo
2021 Arthuan Rebis – Sacred Woods
2021 In Vino Veritas - Arawn (Single)
2022 Paolo Tofani ft. Arthuan Rebis - La Tempesta/Non è possibile (Single)
2023 Arthuan Rebis - Canti di Helughèa
2013 Alessandro Cucurnia - Musica e Sapienza, antiche tradizioni musicali e spiritualità (Agorà&Co)
2023 Arthuan Rebis - Helughèa - Il Racconto di una Stella Foglia (Eterea Edizioni)