Name: Paolo Armao

What city were you born in? Turin, Italy

Decade born? 1980's 

Three things you remember most from the first decade of your life?

1. The sound of the 80's (that I don't really love) but something that influenced that moment of my life. Electronics available for everyone - analog to digital. 

2. This little garden that I was going with friends at 6-yrs-old.  Exploring and hiding and creating our own world - something that absolutely shaped the way I am. Hiding, discovering, researching - trying to find new ways to enjoy the same space - something I do in my everyday job now - same approach - always finding new ways to feel stimulating new visions. 

3. Arrival of the video game - ATARI !  Enjoying with my brother - we were so excited.

What is the dessert?  Cannoli Siciliani

Who would you want to eat this dessert with and why?

I think it would be my dad. I'm very connected to Cannoli. 

Where would you eat this dessert?

Definitely in the small village near Palermo called Cinisi. It's very relevant for my family because my Aunt used to live there - she is passed away now. The feeling I had there was of entering a far west city. It's a half abandoned city with few people walking outside, very hot and there is a little church with brown bricks. Everything looks burnt by the sun. 

What comes to your mind when I say the word Food?  

Love and Intimacy


Freelance Sound Designer

What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you?

Always have something to search and always someone to love - my Great Aunt Dina told me that.  

Favorite object I can find in your kitchen?

Brown rice tea that I bought in Tawain.

Favorite Quote:

"the only way to know for sure how far to go is to experiment with going too far" - Randy Thom

Where do you see yourself in 20 years ?

Honestly I don't really know where because part of the career I chose - it is possible only if you face it day by day. I love it but it's like walking in the mountains - don't look up or down - just keep walking forward. I love this feeling. I definitely want to have a family and kids and have that energy and try to deliver all the things that I learned to pass that information. 

Three most important things in your life?

1. Passion

2. Sound

3. Being present