ALESSANDRO BORZI (ZIRBO) 

PRODUCER - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – SOUND ENGINEER – MUSICIAN (Drummer - Percussionist)

Born in Rome on February 3, 1966, he graduated from high school, at the same time he attended the School of Music &

Record Production of M. Paolo Sassu. Upon obtaining the scientific high school diploma, he worked as an apprentice in

various registration studios in the capital, such as the Forum and Cinecitta studio, Fonoprint in Bologna and Stone Castle

in Carimate.

 

In this period he refines and learns the tricks of the trade and gets to know the musical circuit of the 80s / 90s by

participating in various productions, in some as a Drummer, in others as a Producer and Sound Engineer,

both live and in the studio.

 

At the same time new interests are born for the Theater and Cinema, where he participates in various roles. In the theater he

collaborates with theatrical companies as sound engineer, light giver, stage manager, and technical director. Primarily in the

company of Pino Micol and Maurizio Scaparro. He founds his own production team called Zemm, and builds his own recording

studio in Riano (RM), Studio Attico, where he produces music with his band ILIMONI and records and produces CDs and

soundtracks, with numerous participations by well-known musicians.

 

During the years 1985 - 2004 there are many work experiences in different roles and sectors, some of which are listed below

 

CINEMA 

  • LA BOHEME, Directed by Luigi Comencini, Musician in the film band

  • IL CAMORRISTA, Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Music by Nicola Piovani, Musician in orchestra - Microphonist

  • BERTOLDO, BERTOLDINO AND CACASENNO, Music by Nicola Piovani, Sound Assistant - Microphone Player 

  • DON CHISCIOTTE, Directed by Maurizio Scaparro, Direct microphone player 

  • THE ADVENTURES OF THE BARON OF MUNCHAUSEN Directed by T. Gilliam, Toolmaker - Machinist

  • TULP by Stefano Bessoni, Soundtrack Production - Set Design - Microphonist Airone D'oro at the Valdarno Festival 

  • GRIMM AND THE THEATER OF CRUELTA by Stefano Bessoni, Soundtrack Production - Microphonist Airone D’oro Festival of Valdarno 

  • PINOCCHIO APOCRIFO by Stefano Bessoni, Soundtrack Production - Assistant Director Silver Frame at the Salerno Festival

  • GREGOR SAMSA by Stefano Bessoni, Soundtrack production 

  • KALEIDOSCOPE by Stefano Dionisi, Soundtrack production 

  • SCHIAFFI by Claudio Insegno, Soundtrack production

 

THEATER 

  • NOTTATACCIA, Directed by Duccio Camerini, with Chiara Noschese, Sound engineer - Light giver

  • INSULT EXERCISES, Directed by Bruno Maccallini, Sound engineer - Light giver - Stage manager 

  • DON GIOVANNI INVOLONTARIO, Directed by Pino Micol, Sound engineer - Assistant technical director 

  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Directed by Maurizio Scaparro, with Pino Micol, Sound engineer 

  • PUNTILA AND ITS SERVANT MATTI, Directed by Pino Micol, Sound engineer 

  • FIESTA PARA UN GENTILHOMBRE, Directed by Mariano Rigillo, Preparation of the former furnace Moccia Benevento Festival

  • FESTIVAL OF BENEVENTO, Arena technical director 

  • SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, Directed by Maurizio Scaparro, with Carlo Giuffrè, Fonico 

  • LA SIGNORA IN BLUES, Directed by Bruno Maccallini, with Lino Patruno, Sound engineer 

  • THREE CRIMES, Directed by Bruno Maccallini, Sound engineer 

  • LA VECCHIA SINGER, directed by Bruno Maccallini, Sound engineer

  • EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCIA, Directed by Mariano Rigillo, music by Nicola Piovani

        Preparation and Technical Direction of the Theater Nelle Cave – Riano

 

 

MUSIC STUDIO 

  • RAI DSE, Music Production for Sound System 

  • HORO RECORDS, Jazz Catalog Mastering 

  • LITTLE TONY, Mixing - Compilation burning 

  • GIANNI MORANDI, Song IN LOVE for the 45th San Remo Festival Programming - Mixing 

  • GIGI FINIZIO, Album MUSICA E SPERANZA, for 46th San Remo Festival, Registration-Mixing 

  • BARBARA COLA, Album of the same name, song paired with Gianni Morandi, Programming - Mixing 

  • FABIO FORTE, ASIA BLUE Album, Programming-Recording - Mixing 

  • CANDY MC'KENZIE - FABIO FORTE, cover FAST CAR, by Tracy Chapman, Programming - Mixing 

  • METROPOLIS, self-titled album, Registration - Mixing 

  • MALCOLM, TAKE MY HEART cover song by Mario Lavezzi, Co-production - Recording - Mixing 

  • AFRICA X, self-titled album, Production - Recording - Mixing 

LIVE / TOUR MUSIC 

Numerous participations as stage director, sound engineer for many artists such as: LITTLE TONY, METROPOLIS,

CUGINI DI CAMPAGNA, DANIELE SEPE, MARCO ZURZOLO, GEGE TELESFORO, DON BACHY, NINI ROSSO, FABIO FORTE,

CANDY MC'KENZIE, AFRICA X, PLATTERS, PIETRO CONDORELLI, BOBBY SOLO, FRANCO CALIFANO, MIETTA,

CLAUDIO SIMONETTI, EUGENIO AND EDOARDO BENNATO, ENZO AVITABILE, JAMES SENESE, ROBERTO SCHIANO..

 

During 2004 he moved to Africa, Zambia, founded Zirbo Zambia ltd, a music production company, installing a CD

recording and printing studio in Lusaka, to produce and organize the following events between 2004 and 2007:

 

  • MMD CHOIR, Manawasa 2005-2011 album, Production - Live Recording - Press - Electoral Rally 

  • MKV, Sunga Zibe album, Production - Recording - Press - Videoclip - Concerts 

  • OMEGA GOSPEL, self-titled album, Production - Recording - Press - Concerts 

  • MAMPI, album Chimo Ni Chimo, CD Printing 

  • LEO MUNTU, self-titled album, Burning - Printing 

  • DAMIANO, self-titled album, Mix - Burn - Print 

  • OLIVER MUTUKUZI, self-titled album, Live Recording - Print 

  • KOFFI OLOMIDE, self-titled album Live recording - Mixing - Press 

  • CELTEL, a mobile phone company, TV commercial sound system 

  • MOSI, a beer company, TV commercial sound system 

  • MINISTER OF TURISM, Miss Tourism Zambia, Artistic direction

 

In mid-2007 he returned to Italy for five years, to devote himself to the foundation of Theater Nelle Cave Di Riano,

RM with the patronage of the same Municipality. He prepares and directs the first three editions of the Festival in the

Quarries and also deals with the family business, "Alfredo Borzi Libraio" editions and "Porta Del Popolo" bookshops.

At the end of 2012 he returned to Zambia exporting from Italy everything necessary for Service for the show, stage,

truss, sound system, lights, generators, to expand the activity of the company Zirbo Zambia in the Audio Service and

Lights for production sector shows.

 

From 2013, the operational date of the new business, Zirbo Zambia began to be known and appreciated becoming

the leading company in the sector of concerts, government events and churches, for its professionalism and experience

as well as for the quality of audio and lighting. Below is a list of events and customers of the company:

  • DON MOEN 

  • UNWTO CONFERENCE LIVINGSTONE

  • MOSI DAY OF THUNDER FESTIVAL LIVINGSTONE 

  • LICAFF FESTIVAL LIVINGSTONE 

  • BAREFEET FESTIVAL, FEMI KUTI 

  • ZAMBIAN BREWERIES 

  • AIRTEL 

  • VODAFONE 

  • USAID 

  • UNPD 

  • ECZ 

  • NATIONAL DAY PRAYER 

  • AFRICA FREEDOM DAY 

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY 

  • STATE HOUSE CABINET OFFICE 

  • MINISTRY OF HEALTH

  • MINISTRY OF FINANCE 

  • MINISTRY OF TOURISM & ARTS 

  • MINISTRY OF GUIDANCE & RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS 

  • ART NATIONAL COUNCIL 

  • LUSAKA 100 YEARS CELEBRATION

  • STATE FUNCTION PRESIDENTIAL FUNERAL HEROES STADIUM (HIS EXCELLENCY MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA)

  • PF CAMPAIGN LAUCH HEROES STADIUM 

  • PF PRESIDENTIAL RALLIES (NDOLA, PETAUKE, CHIPATA, MANDEVU, CHAWAMA) 

  • PRESIDENT INAUGURATION DAY HEROES STADIUM (HIS EXCELLENCY EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU) 

  • EMBASSY OF CHINA 

  • EMBASSY OF UNITED STATES 

  • EMBASSY OF FRANCE 

  • EMBASSY OF ITALY 

 

And many others, including all the major churches in Zambia. After having conquered the leadership of the market,

thanks to a meticulous work with attention to detail and excellent quality, Zirbo Zambia now provides bot hiring services

and professional consultancy and installation of professional material in the audio, video sector and all accessories related

to the production of shows. In 2019 we expanded the business by providing av consultancy, acoustic correction, sound &

lighting system import, supply, installation and technical team training to the following:

  • GOD LIFE CHURCH 

  • JESUS ANOINTED MINISTRIES INTL

  • ZICC (Zambian Italian Cultural Centre)  

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