Dello Scompiglio Autumn musical programme
In a season in which nature itself seems to stop and reflect on the transition, the Dello Scompiglio Cultural Association invites you to a musical experience that explores silence, death and rebirth, united by the common thread of improvisation. Three unique concerts will guide the public on this journey.
In the opening concert of the season, Visioni sonore, the Blind Orchestra, founded and directed by Alfredo Santoloci, the first orchestral formation in the world, composed half of able-bodied musicians and half by blind or visually impaired musicians, breaks every mould and offers a new and unique perspective, demonstrating how music can overcome any barrier.
The programme ranges from the deep pathos of the baroque to the vibrant melodies of the Argentine musician, Javier Girotto, guest of the concert, whose poetics, originating from the solid academic training acquired at the Berkley School of Boston and grafted onto the music of Argentine popular tradition, represents the perfect synthesis between tradition and new music.
Stefano Battaglia and his Ensemble Tabula Rasa, together with guests Fulvio Sigurtà and Antonio Caggiano, present the original production Silent ways, inspired by Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way. The programme arose out of a 2022 commission by the Accademia Chigiana and Siena Jazz, an enterprise within which Battaglia performs a valuable work on the recovery of the practice of improvisation, which led him to coordinate a community of improvisers and to create and direct the great organic Tabula Rasa Ensemble. The words of Battaglia help us to fully understand the meaning of the project; “The work aims to explore musically an archetype as fascinating as silence, emphasising how essential it is for the balance of sound, in its dialogue with sound. And how philosophically necessary it is to construct musical forms that build creative space, rather than fill it. And silence, the silent sound, thus becomes a virtuous gesture as much as that of the played sound”.
The season ends with the concert Lamentatio et Verbum, for solo cello.
The lamentation, ancestral expression of pain and loss, and the verb, source of creation and rebirth, are the pillars of this concert. Michele Marco Rossi, cellist of extraordinary talent recently acclaimed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, will lead the audience on a journey through the universal language of pain, hope and rebirth with the music of Bach, Hosokawa, Aperghis, Ligeti, Sollima and Piatti.
SATURDAY 18 novembER 2023
Stefano Battaglia Tabula Rasa
GUESTS Fulvio Sigurtà, Antonio Caggiano
Fulvio Sigurtà trumpet
Francesco Panconesi tenor sax
Stefano Battaglia piano
Stefano Zambon double bass
Giovanni Nardiello drums
Antonio Caggiano percussion
music by Stefano Battaglia
Contacts and reservations
SPE Ticket Office - Performance and Exhibition Space
tel. +39 0583 971125
Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
Via di Vorno, 67 – Vorno, Capannori (LU) Italy
tel. +39 0583 971475