Cosimo Gianluca (John) Attanasio (born July 12, 1979) is a singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, screenwriter, film director, photographer and journalist.
Specializing in modern piano and composition at "Laboratorio musicale Walter Savelli" in Florence, Attanasio released several CD albums from 1989. These albums were published by several labels, including Italian "Aliante/Time music" label(Sergio Cammariere), Warner/Chappell Music and EMI music. During the following years he wrote music for dance television and short films, starting international collaborations with Mike Applebaum (Zucchero), Geoff Westley (Lucio Battisti, Riccardo Cocciante, Bee Gees), Renato Serio (Renato Zero), Susanne Hahn, Roberto Guarino (Samuele Bersani, Loredana Bertè), Kathleen Hagen (Mario Biondi), and Walter Savelli (Claudio Baglioni). In theatre he worked with international stage writers, poets and directors including Peter Colley, Ennio Coltorti, Francesco Giuffrè, Daniele Scattina, Carlo Giuffrè, Gianluca Ramazzotti, Beppe Costa. In 1998, with other Italian musicians, he opened Claudio Baglioni's concert in Olimpic Stadium of Rome. In 2005 Attanasio created and carried on a musical project "Harmonia" with Aldo and Roberto Gemma brothers and French actress Martin Brochard as a singer.
In 2007 Gianluca won the "Fondi La Pastora" theatre -Award (XXXIIIth edition) received in Rome. Best music for "AK-47", piece by Daniele Scattina and Claudio De Santis. "Last song" is his first short drama film, written by him and Katheen Hagen. He produced the CD Soul of the ocean with 24 soundtracks and My first secret, a solo piano CD containing "Serenata dal cuore", a song composed for Pope John Paul II's birthday, and performed in front of the Pope in the Sala Nervi (Vatican City). This pièce was played by the Alessandria Classical Orchestra conducted by Mr. Renato Serio. In 2012, Attanasio was invited At the Italian Cultural Institute by UCMF ( Union des Compositeurs de Musique de Film) of Paris 1 to give a masterclass on the relationship between music and images in the films, dance and theater. He worked for the Italian National tabloid and magazines including "Il Tempo", "Il Giornale", "Rocktar", "Metal Shock" specializing in music and teatre criticism.