Giovanni Agostini is a musician and composer from Venezuela, with Italian roots, based in Ireland.
He began studying guitar from the age of 14, was mainly self taught but also took private lessons for at least 2 years in the country. He started on the electric guitar, then studied classical guitar and in 2012 came to Dublin to complete his musical studies in jazz performance at Newpark Music Centre. Giovanni has explored music and composition for over 20 years in a wide variety of genres and styles, absorbing the sounds from multiple cultures and mixing them into his unique compositions, using techniques such as ‘fingerstyle’ on acoustic guitar, which became his main approach to the instrument. However, part of his musical exploration also includes other instruments such as the bass, piano, ukelele and drums, always open to the idea of learning more and incorporating new elements into his music.
He released his first debut album ‘Days Ahead’ on March 11, 2019 and continues to work on new material, tabs, arrangements and compositions to share on the days ahead.
Apart from his solo project he has done collaborations with several artists and currently composes and performs music with Headtrip Acoustic Project, which he formed with guitarist Zar Acoustic & percussionist Nik Martken in 2017. The group mixes fingerstyle techniques and minimal percussions with a wide range of influences and backgrounds creating a unique sound and style. In 2018 they released their first EP ‘The Rising’ followed by their most recent release of a single cover of Imagine by John Lennon. They also have plans of releasing their first album in 2022.
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Giovanni has also explored the area of intuitive healing through energy work and sounds from an early age. He’s been on a path of spiritual growth, the discovery of our fullest potential and reconnecting to our true essence. He believes music is one of the tools we have to not only access higher states of consciousness and a deeper connection to the divine, God or the universe but also to heal the mind, body and spirit by releasing suppressed emotions and gaining a deeper understanding of where certain patterns and wounds, which may cause one to suffer come from and how we can integrate them by first recognizing them, accepting them and finally transmuting them. He has participated in various spiritual retreats around Ireland and most recently in Egypt where he facilitates his music as medicine and creates a harmonious space to immerse oneself into 432hz sounds and improvisations, allowing the participants to go on a journey within and unlock their own hidden power and inner guidance to heal themselves and reconnect to their purest wisdom, essence and truth.
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In 2020 he decided to start sharing more about the experiences connected to his own spiritual path and growth and created a new series of videos called ‘Sharing Thoughts’ in which he openly talks about his journey with the intention of bringing more awareness for others in their own personal and individual process of spiritual awakening.