Alba Music Festival Productions - Felliniana
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Alba Music Festival - Alba Film Festival
Giuseppe Nova and Gli Archimedi
Giuseppe Nova flute
Andrea Bertino violin
Luca Panicciari cello
Giorgio Boffa double bass
Fellini was fascinated by the enchanting "magical atmosphere" coming from Nino Rota, and the two artists immediately had each other a special understanding, corroborated by a deep admiration and esteem. At the beginning of their collaboration, Nino Rota was in the midst of his celebrated academic career, and the idea of accompanying movie music was not one of his goals, but as soon as he met Fellini, he radically changed opinion and realized that they could create masterpieces together.
In this show we will present movies that have marked the history of the 20th century, such as La Strada, Amarcord, I Vitelloni, Nights of Cabiria, I Clowns, La Dolce Vita, Juliet of the Spirits, 8 ½ , with the recurring presence of the circus world, that for the director meant the irruption of the fantastic in the repetitiveness of the daily life of a province, and embodied his (mostly imaginary) yearnings of escape.
The concert is based on a live performance of Nino Rota's musics - especially rearranged for this occasion - taken from the most significant titles of Fellini's filmography. In the same time, the unforgettable sequences of each work will flow on the screen, in an exciting cinematographic editing made by Alba Film Festival. The elegant tone of the Giuseppe Nova’s golden flute and Gli Archimedi’s strings will drive the audience through a dreamlike and engaging journey.
Nino Rota 1911 - 1979
Nights of Cabiria
La Dolce Vita
Juliet of the Spirits
About Giuseppe Nova, considered one of the most representative Italian flutists of his generation, the Washington Post described his performance in the US capital as "fascinating". Other critics mentioned his «enlightened interpretation […and] an extraordinary musical line» (il Giornale); "Musical art in its perfection" (Nice Matin FR); "A dialogue conducted with genius" (Nurtinger Zeitung DE); "Refined musicality" (The Sunday Times, Malta). After graduating in Italy and France (Conservatory of Lyon) at the famous School of Maxence Larrieu, Giuseppe Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. Hence the beginning of a brilliant career, holding concerts and masterclasses in Europe, the United States and Latin America, Asia (Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Korea) and performing in famous halls and festivals such as Suntory, Hamarikyu, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Parco della Musica in Rome, Conservatory in Beijing, Seoul Art Center and Lotte Concert Hall, Umbria Jazz, Smetana Hall and Rudolfinum in Prague, Verona Philharmonic Theater, Milan Musical Evenings. He is professor at Conservatoire de la Vallée d’Aoste and Visiting Artist at St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA. Several are his radio and television recordings, and CD (Camerata Tokyo, Universal) with Maxence Larrieu, Bruno Canino, Arnoldo Foà, Wolfgang Schulz, among others. He received the International Chamber Music Award in Kyoto, performed for the G20 in Guatemala City, in 2011 he obtained the European Award for Artistic and Cultural activities in Prague, and in 2018 he was awarded the BMIMF Best Artist at the Korean Busan Maru Festival. Invited as an Instrument Expert at Conservatories of Lausanne and the Lyon for the Bachelor's and Master of Arts Degrees.
Born in 2015, Gli Archimedi based their identity on experimentation and their unique instrumental combination: a string trio with a cello, violin and double bass. This three instruments are all often included in classical music, anyway compositions written for such a trio are very rare. Violin and double bass are quite versatile and can easily interpretate art music as well as jazz and folk. Therefore, Gli Archimedi members can maintain a chamber music setting (a string trio) and, at the same time, prove themselves with pieces of different styles.Gli Archimedi are not halfway between the genres, but rather run a careful study of their selections. Re-interpretating is the center of their musical vision, resulting in a unique and very personal style. The academic approach of the three musicians thus acquires new nuances thanks to the deeply original combination of instruments. In this way, classical pieces take on folk connotations, and jazz pieces acquire new athmospheres, while the three instruments, with their acoustic sounds, in turn, improvise or accompany.
Projector and HDMI cable
Screen (optimal 4x3 meters or wider)
Video material is playable by our Mac Pro personal computer
1 chair without armrests