LIFE IN SIRTI  I  STORIES & COMMUNITY

Artists @ Sirti

25 November 2021

We find out what our employees’ passions are, how they are experienced and how they enrich their private and working lives.

Francesco Chiapperini

Organisation & Processes

Can you tell us about your “typical” working day?

I like waking up early in the morning so that I can have free time to take care of many things: physical exercises, books to read, music scores to arrange… After having breakfast with my wife and young son, I set myself in an “office” configuration, working on urgencies and planning the rest of the activities also in the light of the help offered by my co-workers. If I work in remote mode, I’ll use my lunch break to do some running. At the end of the day I go
back to my family and, if I am not playing music, I spend my time at home, chasing my son around the house and playing with him until late in the evening.

Have you ever had moments of discouragement in pursuing your passion? How did you overcome them?

Yes, especially because we live in a country where art is hardly recognised. I often read reviews of my records in the foreign press, without finding a natural correspondence in Italy. The temptation is to surrender to the evidence of a system that does not recognise artistic production or is struggling to do so. Then I think of all the years of study and sacrifice I went through. This thought, together with the feeling of belonging viscerally to that world, despite everything, gives me strength.

What aspect of your passion do you enjoy the most?

Jazz, especially in recent years, has had the ability to question the pillars on which it is founded, invading and being influenced by other musical styles. The resulting mixture is fascinating. Just as fascinating is the way in which, depending on the instruments chosen, a musical work can be brought to life. Another element of this type of music is found in improvisational practice. This distinctive feature ensures that each concert is always different. And if you think about it, it’s crazy in terms of the freedom given to the musician and the variety offered to the listener.

Pierandrea Bressanelli

Logistics

Tell us about yourself and your role at Sirti

I’m Piero Bressanelli, I’m married with two children and I live in a small town near Crema, in the lower Po Valley. In 1999, after graduating from university, I was hired at Sirti, so I’m proud and privileged to have been working in this company for 22 years. As soon as I was hired and until 2019, I worked for Sirti in the IT area covering all roles from Test to Project Manager to Unit Manager. As of 2019, I accepted the company’s proposal to take on the role of Logistics Manager.

How do you find the time to reconcile your passion with your work?

Among my passions, the one I cherish most is amateur theatre. In fact, I am an actor in a small company that brings dialectal comedies, written directly by us or adapted from texts downloaded from the web, to the theatres of the Cremasque area. We usually prepare one play per year, so rehearsals take place intensively (three evenings a week for about a month) in the initial period. Then, during the tour, we only need a short rehearsal a few evenings before finally going on stage.

How long have you been pursuing this passion? How did this choice come about?

The dialect theatre company of which I am a member was founded 12 years ago by a group
of friends, ten or so, who spent their childhood and adolescence together, typical in towns with few venues in which to meet. At the root of it all is the desire to have fun and spend a few hours in freedom.

Marco Inzaina

Purchase Department

What do you do at Sirti?

Within the Purchasing Department I am in charge of researching and contracting Subcontracts and Services for the activities entrusted to us by our customers TIM and Open Fiber. I also manage national public procurement contracts for various customers. My working day starts early, I am a very early riser and after a sacred cup of coffee with colleagues I plunge into my work activities made up of many phone calls, call conferences, meetings, contracts and ad-hoc analyses.

How do you find the time to reconcile your passion with your work?

After my family and work I dedicate my time to drawing and painting, usually at weekends. I carve out moments where I free my imagination, finding my greatest inspiration especially in the autumn and winter months.

How long have you been pursuing this passion? How did this choice come about?

Ever since I was a child, I have always been attracted by colours, drawing has always been an integral part of my days combined with playing football.

This passion has always accompanied me over the years, and I have always found in it a source of tranquillity and fulfilment. Of course, there have been difficult years where time to pursue one’s passions has been lacking: I think back to the birth of my boys and their early years, where every single portion of time and energy available was only for them.

The untimely loss of my father undermined my peace of mind and soul for a long time and consequently also my desire to paint, but my love for drawing, for colours, helped me to overcome life’s difficult moments.

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