Roberto Procaccini is an italian composer and producer from Rome, Italy.

After studying piano and harmony at Università della Musica of Rome he moved to Boston, USA, where he graduated summa cum laude in Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music, winning two scholarships (Best and Arif Mardin). Back in Italy he took further studies in composition and orchestra conducting with Maestri Mauro Bacherini e Peppe Vessicchio.

As a composer, he wrote music for images, theatre, movies, advertisements; he worked for Arnoldo Foà (“Diana e la Tuda”, “Anphitryon Toujours”, “Colpevole Innocenza”, “Pluto”), Claudio Insegno (“3 Moschettieri e 1/2”), Maurizio Panici (“Sul lago dorato”), Roberto Innocente (“La Patrizia”, together with Fabio Concato).

In 2005 he wrote the music for “Sign of Sound”, multimedia show of music, dance and live painting by Fabiana Yvonne Lugli, meeting with such musicians as Antonio Sanchez and Gregoire Maret (Pat Metheny Group).

In 2007 he composed the music for “A quattro mani”, a film-interview with thriller writers Carlo Lucarelli and Andrea Camilleri for RaiTre, “Memorie di Adriano – La voce dell’imperatore” with Giorgio Albertazzi (both directed by Matteo Raffaelli) and “The African Game” by Michele Massimo Tarantini (soundtrack published by Warner Chappell). In the same year he wrote the original score for “Almeno io Fo…à”, a tribute documentary on Arnoldo Foà directed by Alan Bacchelli and Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti; the movie won the Imaie Award and it features a song composed and played with the Maestro himself.

In 2008 he won a special mention at the “Biennale della Poesia – Lettera d’argento”, a festival of poetry and music at the theater “La Fenice” in Venice, conducting a 50-piece orchestra.

In 2009 he composed the music for “Trappola d’autore” by Franco Salvia; the original soundtrack is published by Warner Chappell.

In 2010 he took part, with an original song, to the soundtrack of “Sharm-el-Sheik” by Ugo Fabrizio Giordani and composed the music for “In punta di cuore”, directed by Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti, written by Ugo Chiti.

In 2011 he wrote the music for “Forte dei Marmi – All’origine del mito””, documentary film by Matteo Raffaelli. In 2012 he composed the soundtrack for “Fabrizio Misce Caselli” TV film directed by Alessio and Claudio Focardi, the music for “La ragazza di Bube” directed by Marco Toloni and Paolo Biribò and, as Midinette, the soundtrack for “More Than Words”, a short film written and directed by Andrea Giacomini, winner of a section at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles.

He took part with an original song to the soundtrack of “Passione sinistra”, the latest feature movie by Marco Ponti, and wrote music for Yamaha Racing unveiling promo video for 2013 Moto GP YZR-M1.

Between 2013 and 2014 he composed music for the commercial presentation of Yamaha Racing, wrote an original song for the “Passione sinistra” soundtrack, a movie by Marco Ponti; as Midinette also wrote an original song for the soundtrack of “Nottetempo”, debut film by Francesco Prisco. He also arranged and produced the soundtrack for “Caserta Palace Dream,” composed by The Niro, a short film directed by James McTeigue and starring Richard Dreyfuss Kasia Smutniak.

Through the years he worked as producer/arranger/songwriter/keyboardist for many recording artists: The Niro, Patty Pravo, Zero Assoluto, Marco Mengoni, Otto Ohm, Bandabardò, Marina Rei, Anansi, Chiara Civello, Spagna, Ron, Damian Draghici, Nathalie, Claudio Mattone, Tony Renis, Peppe Vessicchio, Max Calò, Marco Armani, Syria, Barbara Eramo, Madame Lingerie, Deserto Rosso, Enrico Sognato and Luna among others.

Besides he worked in the United States as a writer, arranger and producer for EG Daily, Intermusic and Compression Records, in Spain as a writer and arranger for the musical “Aladdin.”

At the same time he started an intensive production of young talent among them The Niro, for which he recently produced the third album along with Gianluca Vaccaro (“1969”, released by Universal), and for which he arranged and conducted the orchestra at the Sanremo Festival 2014. In 2011 he founded “Midinette” with Valerio Faggioni and Isabelle Seleskovitch, a music collective based on the combination of music and video.
Another longtime project is “LoKo”, along with Korben, a songwriting duo writing music for Patty Pravo and Marco Mengoni among others.