The Frangioni Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to engage, teach, inspire, heal and enrich the lives of as many people as possible within our communities and globally through the power of music, technology, faith and charity. Drawing upon the Foundation’s many contacts within the music industry, the Foundation will continue to forge public and private partnerships to fulfill its mission.
David Frangioni is a renowned audiophile consultant, recording engineer, studio installer, drummer, producer and technologist.
His love of music started at age 2, and he began performing gigs with rock bands at the age of 12. At that time, David was solely focused on playing but he followed the trends in drumming to stay cutting-edge. Since the future of drumming was in technology, in essence, he ended up discovering an incredible passion by accident! He was bitten by the technology bug! Word of mouth spread about David’s electronic endeavors and this talented kid of 16 started his own MIDI consulting business. He even got himself an 800 number to consult and design MIDI systems as a teenager. As his referrals grew, so did his depth of knowledge for other types of technology with the instruments and equipment necessary for making music. A big break in his career occurred when the band Aerosmith brought him into their camp as their in-house engineer/technologist in 1989. He never looked back and subsequently worked on dozens of projects with the band including 7 albums, technology for their tours, video and arcade games, amusement park rides and the theme for the Spiderman TV show with joe Perry!
For his entire career, David has been focused on honing his skills to stay ahead of technology. In addition, over the past 10 years, his focus has expanded to charitable work hoping to inspire others through art. David has arrived to the point in his career to what’s most important is for him to share what he’s learned. David started Frangioni Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to engage, teach, inspire, heal, and enrich lives through the power of music, technology, faith, and drumming. One of David’s many passion projects is the Drum Experience Center that has original stage-played drum sets from famous drummers. Youth will be able to learn, play and be inspired on actual celebrity owned equipment. Famous drummers will do clinics and presentations, along with private events. All on behalf of Frangioni Foundation.
Throughout his career, David has written for and been featured in numerous technology magazines, consulted with industry icons such as Head Monster Noel Lee (Monster Products) and worked with hundreds of artists (in addition to Aerosmith) including the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Cher. He has been the recipient of dozens of gold and platinum albums as technical consultant, engineer, and programmer.
David’s first book, “Clint Eastwood: ICON” was released worldwide, with proceeds going to Clint Eastwood’s charity. David’s philanthropy extends to having been on the Board of the Little Dreams Foundation with Phil Collins and Romero Britto, whereby he also served as Musical Director for 2 years. David’s record label through Warner Music, IDA Records, features new and promising talent in a variety of genres, with a roster that includes U.S. and Latin American based artists.
In addition to Frangioni Foundation, David contributes to the Irie Foundation as Technology visionary and Chief Technology Engineer / Project manager for Irie Rhythms Academy music production and technology center. David is a living testament to what a kid can achieve with both the persistence and access to making a dream come true. He is excited about the totality of the project. He remarks, “When it’s completely built out, the versatility of this facility will be completely innovative. The ability for children to learn so many different forms of art under the same roof is going to transform individual lives and the greater community in a major way for years to come.”