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Pietro Amato

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Instruments  French horn
Name  Pietro Amato
Role  Music performer

Pietro Amato
Associated acts  Torngat, Bell Orchestre, The Luyas, Arcade Fire
Music groups  Arcade Fire, The Luyas, Bell Orchestre, Torngat
Albums  Funeral, Reflektor, The Suburbs, Neon Bible, Recording a Tape the Colour of
Similar  Michael Feuerstack, Jeremy Gara, Richard Reed Parry, Sarah Neufeld, Tim Kingsbury

Tambour - Farewell Museum (feat. Pietro Amato)

Pietro Amato is a Montreal French horn player. He plays with three bands: Torngat, Bell Orchestre, and The Luyas. Amato is also involved with Arcade Fire providing studio contributions and occasional touring.



In 2001, Amato, along with keyboardist Mathieu Charbonneau and percussionist Julien Poissant, formed Torngat, his longest standing musical project. The band self-released music for several years before signing with the Alien8 label.

In 2006 Amati performed with the Bell Orchestre at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and promoted the group's release Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light with a March tour in Europe and a May tour of the US. In April he toured with Torngat in Eastern Canada, promoting the album La Rouge. In July a stand-in temporarily replaced Amato for Bell Orchestre's European tour while he participated in the recording of Torngat's 2007 album, You Could Be.

In 2007 Amato toured in March with Arcade Fire in Canada, promoting Neon Bible. Then he was on the road again with The Luyas in Ontario, to promote that band's recently released Faker Death. That year Amato and the Bell Orchestra were nominated for a Juno Award for their work in Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light.

Torngat's You Could Be was released in 2007, and late 2007 and early 2008 Amato toured with the band in Eastern Canada and New York City in support of that album.

By 2009, Torngat had released another album, La Petite Nicole; the trio conducting spring and fall tours around Canada and the U. S. to promote it. Amato also toured in April, May and July with Bell Orchestre in Canada and parts of the US to promote their release As Seen Through Windows, which won best instrumental album at the Juno Awards in 2010.

In 2011 Amato was on the road again with The Luyas from March to May promoting Too Beautiful to Work, touring in Canada and the US before moving on to Europe.

Studio Albums


  • Torngat (2002)
  • Live at The Bread Factory (2004)
  • La Rouge (2005)
  • You Could Be (2007)
  • La Petite Nicole (2009)
  • Bell Orchestre

  • Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light (2005)
  • Who Designs Nature's How (2009) EP
  • As Seen Through Windows (2009)
  • The Luyas

  • Faker Death (2007)
  • Tiny Head (2009) self-released EP
  • Too Beautiful to Work (2011)
  • Studio Sessions

    Islands - Return to the Sea (2006)

    Evalyn Parry - Small Theatres (2007)

    Amon Tobin - Foley Room (2007)

    Sevens Project - Sevens Project (2010)

    Ferriswheel - Woodsongs from the Backroom (2010)

    Plants and Animals - La La Land (2010)


  • Lies on the Prize (2008)
  • Monumental Moments (2010)
  • Arcade Fire

  • Funeral (2004)
  • Neon Bible (2007)
  • The Suburbs (2010)
  • Belgrave

  • Belgrave (2011)
  • Paper Beat Scissors

  • Paper Beat Scissors (2012)
  • References

    Pietro Amato Wikipedia

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