Upper Side West


Upper Side West is a UFO in the world of music, performed by soprano Amalia Avilan, written and composed by San Damon.


Amalia Avilan's voice for opera lovers will not be a discovery, for others you will know what singing and interpreting means. She masters her subject perfectly, her voice multiplies colors and variants.


Music is a kind of lullaby that bewitches you and takes you where you wouldn't want to go.  

It is modern and full of surprises. Upper Side West, voluntarily written in this way, is the second movement of the San Damon Oniroscopic Symphony.


The poetic-literary text is an ode to melancholy, death and suicide, as is often the case in operas, but here we cross an abandoned New York, emptied of its inhabitants.

The text is beyond that, it takes us with characters who lived there, a long time ago, and who died there under strange conditions.  


The clip is not a clip, but a film, an art film full of traps. It is impossible to understand at first reading, everything is allusions, allegories, suggestions and metaphors. Scenes are not scenes, what you think you are is not, etc...etc.


There are already about 20 rumours on the net about Upper Side West.





A strange poetic story set in a deserted New York where literary and melancholic ghosts emerge. Music, text and schizophrenia by San Damon

Served by Amalia Avilan.

Film : Upper Side West

Film : A few words for you (poetry et music)

San Damon - A few words for you.Oniroscopism experience is a concept which is explained here

A few sentences from San Damon's poetry and texts, linked to the music and colours of Oniroscopism through the language, interpretation and improvisation provided by the cello.


Buron Ispiola cellist.

Conservatory of Music "Cesare Pollini" Padua - Italy

Winner of the Fuga Prize (Union of Belgian Composers)

Yo-Yo Ma Master Class - Florence

Numerous musical collaborations, notably with Aldo Ciccolini