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Born: 1945/03/23
Birth Place: Riposto, Sicily, Italy
Years Active: 1965–present
Genres: Beat (1965, 1970), Experimental, New Wave, Musique Concrète, Progressive Rock, Synthpop, Pop, New Age, Opera, Classica, Alternative Rock, Synthrock, Pop, Rock

Francesco "Franco" Battiato (born 23 March 1945) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Together with Alice, Franco Battiato represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the melody "I treni di Tozeur". Battiato's songs contain esoteric, philosophical and East Asian religious themes. His collaborations from 1994 onward with the nihilistic-cynical philosopher Manlio Sgalambro have added lyrical references to Emil Cioran, Friedrich Nietzsche and other anarchistic thinkers.

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