I am an Italian theoretical physicist and musician based in Helsinki (Finland). My Ph.D. thesis focused on particle cosmology, in particular on supergravity and supersymmetric dark matter, from which the name “Dark Matter Guitar”.
I am affiliated with the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Estonia, working on theoretical models for energy efficient buildings, applications of heat transfer, thermomechanical phenomena in soft matter, cosmological applications of Particle Physics, phenomenology of Supergravity and supersymmetric Dark Matter. Here are some of my papers: researchgate.net.
I started playing guitar in 1994 and bass in 2008; through the years I have been active in many genres, such as progressive metal & rock, black & death metal, thrash metal, avant-garde/ambient music, blues and basically anything I could find interesting. I play the electric guitar and the electric bass (both fretted and fretless), regarding them as very different (though related) instruments.
Guitar influences: mostly rock and fusion, especially Al Di Meola, Allan Holdsworth and George Lynch, EVH and Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert and countless others.
On bass I play from blues to pop to fusion to metal; influences range from Geezer Butler and Geddy Lee to Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Rocco Prestia, Marcus Miller and many, many others.
Always looking for new collaboration as guitarist, bassist and songwriter (for concerts and/or recordings). You can find some tracks at my Soundcloud. I also teach electric guitar, both in Helsinki and via Skype. Feel free to contact me at andrea.ferrantelli(at)gmail.com.
Whether I am playing progressive metal, rock, classical or fusion, I adapt to the music genre, still maintaining my own style: “You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or can crash. Be water, my friend.“ (Bruce Lee)