“I wrote my first composition on the day of my tenth birthday. Since then I knew that I am a composer. I didn’t ask myself why: it just happened that way. And thus it has remained until today. Later on – especially around 1968 – I asked myself often, as was fashionable at the time: why – and mainly for whom – I was composing. I found then different, more or less convincing answers – but a composer really doesn’t know the essential and profound motivation of what he is doing. Making music is an expression of my will to live and of my vitality; that’s how I experience life, process it, and position myself in it. It is for me a possibility to conquer and “construct” freedom. I am my first listener and my first critic. If others like what I do, I am happy.”

Luca Lombardi (2008)

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