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VIGLIAR

ICI Friday 16 March 7:30pm
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"The last man on earth" soundtrack

COMPOSER VALERIO VIGLIAR IN LIVE RECITAL

Versatile Roman composer and performer, Valerio Vigliar works in the theater, film and contemporary music since his early youth.

Over the years, through various work and personal search for the pure, his style is refined and grows more and more 'moving from the neoclassical chamber pieces, the music "real" post-rock, electronics and the songs, thus achieving 'a very personal imprint. Latest works are soundtrack and album:

  • "L'Eternita'", new released of piano solo and chamber music
  • "Dopo il Silenzio", new released collection of Italian singer songwriter songs
  • "The last man on earth" soundtrack by Gianni (Gipi) Pacinotti (Fandango)
    in competition at Venice Film Festival 2011
  • "Sotto casa" soundtrack by A.Lauria
    (Premio Solinas 2011)
  • "Pinocchio" soundtrack
    (stage show and direction by "Teatro delle Apparizioni", 2010)
  • "Good Morning Aman" soundtrack
    (Directed by C. Noce, Film Critics' Week of the Venice Film Festival 2009)
  • "Glass Grothesque" (sound installation at Villa Castelbarco, Mi 2007)
  • "Crux" soundtrack (sculpture, video art, by G.Dettoni 2007)
  • "Adil e Yusuff" soundtrack (Venezia 2007) directed by C.Noce
  • "Aria" soundtrack (winner - David di Donatello 2005)

www.valeriovigliar.com - www.facebook.com/valeriovigliarmusic

Donostan

ICI Sunday 18 March 7:30pm
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DONDESTAN IN CONCERT

Donatello Pisanello: Diatonic Accordions

Angelo Urso: Double-bass

The meeting between Donatello Pisanello, diatonic accordion player and film score composer (for G. Cecere, E. Winspeare), with Angelo Urso, prolific double-bass player, takes place from the need to express an intimate yet varied relationship between two musical instruments like the diatonic accordion and the double-bass, the native oral tradition and the classical music, composition and improvisation, sense and sensibility.

DONATELLO PISANELLO is a musician, researcher of the Salento traditional music and film score composer (for Giorgia Cecere, Edoardo Winspeare). His musical training is based on the oral tradition, that he constantly analyses throughout by means of research and experimentation. Guitarist and mandolin player, he is especially known for his contribution to the rediscovery of the diatonic accordion in the Salento region and for creating an individual style based on the native folk tradition mixed with elements of modern and contemporary music such as minimalism, psychedelic and experimentation. Donatello Pisanello at present shares his artistic and musical experience with Officina ZOE'. (Official website: www.delsilenziazioni.it)

ANGELO URSO graduated in double-bass at the Conservatorio Nino Rota in Monopoli. He is experienced in both folk and jazz music.

VITTORIO DE SETA

ICI Tuesday 20 March 7pm
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HOMMAGE TO VITTORIO DE SETA

DOCUMENTARIES (1955-1959)

Vittorio De Seta’s stunning 1950s documentaries preserve everyday moments that we never even knew we'd lost, says Kent Jones

When Vittorio De Seta worked with the Cineteca di Bologna to restore his colour documentaries of the 1950s , he decided to think of them as one entity: Il mondo perduto, or ‘The Lost World’. Considering their uniformity of time, place and aesthetic approach, grouping these ten films together makes sense.

Six decades later, it seems striking that De Seta envisioned the disappearance of this pre-industrial world of shepherds and home-baked bread when it was still alive and well. Perhaps this is why these precious films existed for so long on the fringes of film culture: that extra, phantom dimension of loss in progress, indicated by the intensity of De Seta’s attention to dailiness, could only be divined 50 years after the fact, when the loss was fully complete.

DOCUMENTARIES (silent movies)

  • Vinni lu tempu de li pisci spata, 11', 1955
  • Isole di fuoco, 11', 1955
  • Sulfarara, 10', 1955
  • Pasqua in Sicilia, 11', 1955
  • Contadini del mare, 10', 1955
  • Parabola d'oro, 10', 1955
  • Pescherecci, 11', 1958
  • Pastori di Orgosolo, 11', 1958
  • Un giorno in Barbagia, 14', 1958,/li>

VITTORIO DE SETA's BIO

Vittorio De Seta (15 October 1923 – 28 November 2011) was an Italian cinema director and screenwriter, considered one of the Italian cinema's great imaginative realists of the Sixties. He was born in Palermo, Sicily, to a wealthy family, and studied architecture in Rome, before deciding to become a director. De Seta made ten short documentaries between 1954 and 1959, before directing his first feature-length film, Banditi a Orgosolo (Bandits of Orgosolo). His early documentaries focus on the everyday life of many of Sicily's poorest workers, and are notable for their lack of voice-over narration, quiet mood, and striking color. In 2005 the rediscovery of Vittorio De Seta's work was a highlight of Tribeca Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, where was presented Détour De Seta, a documentary on the Italian director.

Peppe Voltarelli

ICI Tuesday 20 March 8:30pm
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"Tatanka" soundtrack

Southern Italian singer-songwriter, composer and actor Peppe Voltarelli born in Cosenza in 1969. The Voltarelli’s work is a modern Italian’s musical take on the diaspora of tight-knit Calabrian immigrant communities that continue to thrive throughout Europe and the Americas.

Peppe Voltarelli is a founding member of "Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti" (The Birth of the Heavy Clouds) one of Italy’s seminal bands of the 1990’s, whose style is a mix of rock and Calabrian folk traditions. Voltarelli’s path as a touring musician has lead him to collaborations with other cutting edge Italian artists exploring similar mixes of old world and new world sounds, such Teresa De Sio and Roy Paci. Peppe Voltarelli and director Giuseppe Gagliardi in the 2006 realize the documentary “La Vera Leggenda di Tony Villar” (The Real Legend of Tony Villar), which showed in official selection at the 2007 TriBeCa Film Festival. The semi-biographical plot follows the path of a contemporary Italian singer (Voltarelli), on the trail of a crooner from his Calabrian village (Villar), who found fame and fortune in 1960’s Argentina and eventually disappeared into anonymity in the Bronx’s Italian community along Arthur Avenue. Voltarelli and Gagliardi previously collaborated on "Doichlanda", a 2003 documentary about Italian immigration to Germany - their ongoing music and film relationship producing numerous award winning video clips. His last album "Ultima notte a Malá Strana" is a mix between the Calabrian dialect, gypsy jazz, flamenco and French Chanson.

It’s fun, it’s fresh and it could be listened to as a more politically engaged follower of Paolo Conte or GianMaria Testa. This album was selected among the Best Album in dialect section in Premio Tenco 2010. Distribuited in Argentina Canada and Europe.

Voltarelli composed the soundtrack of Tatanka, a film by Giuseppe Gagliardi adapted from a story by Roberto Saviano. From dicember 2011 in tour with the new one-man show "Il viaggio i padri l'appartenza" (www.peppevoltarelli.it)

Maurizio Malagnini

ICI Saturday 24 March 8pm
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Composer Maurizio Malagnini

Could Maurizio Malagnini be the best-kept Italian secret in London?

This successful, young composer has produced scores for BBC ONE, BBC TWO, ITV, MTV, SKY and RAI, spanning artistic challenges ranging from Bruno Bozzetto’s animation series Psicovip for RAI2, to the BBC1 2011 flagship serial "Body Farm".

His symphonic suite "Running in the Clouds", commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and inspired by Joss Naylor MBE’s runs in the Lake District, has been premiered in January 2012 by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to a standing ovation and then broadcast by BBC Radio 3, inspiring the Arts correspondent Adrian Mullen to write: "COMPOSER Maurizio Malagnini’s premiere piece performed by the BBC Philharmonic at Kendal’s Westmorland Hall had the 700-plus audience on its feet.. "Running in the Clouds" received an amazing reaction from concertgoers, some even whistled their appreciation, an unusually occurence for a classical music concert. The composition painted a vivid musical landscape, every bit as evocative as an Ralph Vaughan Williams symphony"

Maurizio Malagnini will talk about the joys and challenges of film and TV scoring, with the aid of video excerpts of his works; he will then perform at the piano with the accompaniment of Violin and Violoncello.

MAURIZIO MALAGNINI's BIO

Maurizio Malagnini is a composer specialized in television and cinema. He currently collaborates with MTV Italy and his compositions have been synchronized into adverts such as; Miller, X-box 360, Fiat, Samsung and many others.

He has also collaborated with Studio Alienation and with the Oscar nominated and Gold Bear winner director Bruno Bozzetto on documentaries, short movies and educational programs.

After he graduated in Contemporary Composition under the guide of Stefano Gervasoni, (the best Italian composer of the new generation - Grand Prix de Rome in 1995), he was awarded with Emma Contestabile Award by Oscar prize Luis Bacalov in Accademia Chigiana di Siena, The Frederick Cox award by Royal College of Music, and also The Arts and Research Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award in United Kingdom. Having accomplished all this he also managed to achieve a Distinction in Music Technology from The Royal College of Music. He now lives in London, and continues to enhance his compositions.

Maurizio Malagnini will talk about the joys and challenges of film and TV scoring, with the aid of video excerpts of his works; he will then perform at the piano with the accompaniment of Violin and Violoncello.

This event has been organized in collaboration with Stefania Bochicchio for Infallible Productions Ltd.

Paola Ghigo

ICI Sunday 25 March 7:30pm
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"The Vanishing of Pató" soundtrack

COMPOSER PAOLA GHIGO IN a PIANO LIVE RECITAL

With Giusi Ledda, Flute

And Danilo Formaggia, Tenor

Paola Ghigo had degree in piano as student of O.Grossi, in harpsichord as pupil of P.Bernardi, and in singing. She studied composition with T.Procaccini and L.Salvadori, orchestra conducting with N.H.Samale. She did perfect herself in piano and duo (De Berberiis,Ballista),in harpsichord (Bernardi, Straube), in singing (Meister, Di Rocco, Magnifico, Kozma, Poli), and she has an important musical activity about ancient music, contemporary music, baroque and liederistic repertories, with performances in national and international festivals. She did many first performances of new compositions. She did record in RAI, EMI, Edipan, Radio Vaticana, Radio Nazionale Spagnola. She is performer as composer, singer, keyboard player and actress in many important national theatres She did compose ,arrange and conduct the soundtrack of the movie “La strategia della maschera” by R.Mortelliti (EMI), the soundtrack of movie “La scomparsa di Patò” (The vanishing of Patò) by R.Mortelliti (Sonzogno-Universal BMG) and she did win the price SONORA 2011 one music for cinema – best soundtrack young authors , the shorts “Un’altra lei” by .R.Mortelliti and “La gente” di A.Tiberi, documentaries, sacred music. She is professor in score reading and ancient music at The Conservatory of music "L.Refice" in Frosinone and she is invited to do master classes about ancient music and chamber music.

Danilo Formaggia was born in Milano, he studied piano and singing and took advanced courses with Alfredo Kraus and Magda Olivero. In 1996 he made his operatic debut in Due Contesse by Paisiello and Due Baroni by Cimarosa at the Opera Buffa Festival. He has since then established an international career, performing regularly in some prestigious opera houses and festivals, including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” di Catania, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Operanhaus in Leipzig, Opéra de Montecarlo, Sydney Opera House, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Edinbugh Festival. He worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Colin Davis, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Donato Renzetti, Nello Santi, and with directors such as Dmitri Bertman, Robert Carsen, Giancarlo Corbelli, Filippo Crivelli, Lindsay Kemp, Federico Tiezzi, Denis Krief, Franco Zeffirelli, Graham Vick and Franco Ripa di Meana. His repertory includes works by Piccinni, Paisiello, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Mercadante,Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Giordano, Cagnoni, R. Strauss, Mahler, Stravinskij and Krenek. His repertory also includes several national and international premieres of contemporary operas.

Giuseppina Ledda: since 1984 she has studied flute at "Conservatorio Santa Cecilia" in Rome. In 1991 she got in Pescara her Diploma in flute. In 1993 she gained a specialization Diploma at "Accademia Italiana del Flauto" (Rome). In 1994 she graduated with full score at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Vienna. The course was conducted by M° Wolfgang Schulz. In 2005, she gained a specialization Diploma at "Accademia di Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale «Lorenzo Perosi» di Biella". She participated in a lot of national and international music competitions, obtaining many prizes. She played in a lot of chamber music groups, and in orchestras: Istituzione SinfonicaAbruzzese, International Chamber Ensemble, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, AccademiaNazionale di Santa Cecilia. Giusi Ledda teaches flute at "Conservatorio Giuseppe Martucci" of Salerno.

Rossellini

ICI Tuesday 27 March 7pm
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The Audiovisual Encyclopedia of History

By Roberto Rossellini

More than thirty years after his death, the work of Rossellini now presents a precious heritage project of one of the great humanists of the twentieth century human history. Roberto Rossellini began with a commitment to initiating the draft of an "Audiovisual Encyclopedia of History," which tells the “whole history of Western civilization, driven by instinct and a passion to transfer and disseminate knowledge, to invite reflection and understanding of the world”. Although Rossellini died in 1977 before the project was fully realized, it was left his son Renzo to finish the task in accordance with precise instructions. This project has been realized for Istituto Luce Cinecittà – with the support of the Roberto Rossellini Foundation for Audiovisual and of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali and it has been previewed at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2011. The audiovisual, papery and iconographic complex is contained in a hard-disk and is designed primarily to universities, film schools, courses in Italian studies. The multimedia work is presented to the user set standards of clarity and simplicity of consultation and offers numerous opportunities for learning, study and research, collations and cross-references to their Encyclopedia.

At its opening there are three main ways of approach:

  • Time machine: it contains the movie and his words, arranged according to the order of the process times and not one in which they were made.
  • Words divided in three books: Human History, History of Human Society, History of Science and Progress. It is a collection of representative items of the main issues deepened in its "investigation" on the history of the man.
  • The complete filmography: it shows the filmography list of the works through a menu that follows the chronological order of creation where the cards of contextualization are related by material of audiovisual archive and scanned paper documents in order to offer them a convenient reference.

Renzo Rossellini, the second child of Roberto Rossellini and his first wife Marcella De Marchis, graduated at the Academy of Arts of Venice and collaborated with his father as assistant director and later as his producer until 1977. Subsequently, he founded and served as chairman of "Gaumont Italia " and later of "Artisti Associati ". With these companies he produced, financed and distributed more than 100 films by directors such as Fellini, Antonioni, Truffaut, Fassbinder, Herzog, Malle, Tarkovsky, and many more. In Italy, he teaches Cinema and Television production, distribution and marketing at universities in Rome, Salerno, and Naples . He also teaches in Cuba, at the EICTV founded by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Furthermore, Renzo Rossellini has founded and directed two schools of cinema: the Gaumont School and the School of Cinema for European Community forming numerous and highly esteemed in the European cinema industry artists in various fields of cinematography. Since 2008 Renzo Rossellini manages the “Rossellini Film & TV Company.

Xavier Mendik is Director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival and DVD label at Brunel University, and has written extensively on Italian popular and cult film traditions. Some of his books in this area include 100 Cult Films (with Ernest Mathijs, 2011), The Cult Film Reader (2008), Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 (2004), and Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (2000). Xavier Mendik also has an established profile as a documentary filmmaker and distributor in this area. He was responsible for the 2011 high-definition UK release of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, and recently completed the documentary ‘The Long Road Back From Hell’ that was included on the Shameless Films 2011 UK Director’s Cut of Cannibal Holocaust.