I am happy to announce a cut I wrote lyrics for, sang, and recorded about a year ago and was finally granted permission to post it on SoundCloud, which I am linking here.

This track blends, with permission, Francesco Berta’s “Missing” music — — (Composed, recorded, and mastered by Francesco Berta. Piano, celesta, guitars, and programming: Francesco Berta; Cello: Aríanna Hönnudóttir) as a bed of sound under which Mario Savioni sings lyrics and vocals. Lyrics derive from a review Savioni wrote on paintings of Heather Wilcoxon, which depict boats immigrants take to cross oceans to escape danger (See:

To hear more Francesco Berta music go to these links: 

1. @francescoberta and link to “Missing.” 
5. Francesco Berta – Music Composer and Visual Artist
6. (The “Rescue” performance is perfect, by the way.)

Francesco BertaMario SavioniAmbientAríannaHönnudóttir
Release date:
22 December 2022
℗ Music by Francesco Berta and Aríanna Hönnudóttir. Lyrics and vocals by Mario Savioni.

Collaboration with Igor Iofe in a discordant piece seeking to exemplify the situation in Ukraine.

I don’t know if you can get on SoundCloud, but a man, Igor Iofe, I have been collaborating with out of Amsterdam just gave me permission to make public his trumpet playing with my piano accompaniment. It reminds me of the discordant situation involving Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here is the link:

The Moon Breathes


Igor Iofe & Thomas Nakas | Trumpet & Piano, Lyrics by Mario Savioni April 26, 9:55PM, 2022

Today, the moon breathes.
I implore you to explore you
Under the night air,
Through the garden, where
Eden wanders,
Damp and slightly cold.

You might find him enchanting,
Even willing.

I beg you whisper.
Draw your clothes
Across his hand.
Tell him you find him compelling.
Tell him you would be amenable:
Start the dance.

Even two people, who are not perfect
Can be friends
Friends for a while
And then lovers
But only if you both have grown.

Don’t waste his time if you are not ready.
You cannot also expect him to be ready.
People make decisions.
They have to make them alone.
They have to keep making them too.
I speak of my girlfriend,
As to protecting her heart.
That is my job as a lover.
I am the keeper of her joy.

No one is tied to another.
It is just that you have to try.

Love is an action,
A series of protections.
It means to keep yourself out of the way.
It is you who are learning,
By loving someone other than you.

A woman can do that,
A man can too.
My girlfriend teaches me to love.
She shows me how to grow.

Whisper 4

Like all the others, this “mastered” track on the album Whispers is an improvisation on the synthesizer. I intend to play music that relaxes and soothes.

Whisper 1

Like all the others, this track in the album Whispers is an improvisation on the synthesizer. My intention is simply to play music that relaxes and soothes.