Pasolini Music

Tied in with the exhibition Pasolini Roma

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni will be hosting two exceptional musical events exploring Pasolini's passionate relationship with the medium of music. These two live concerts will be held in the the Rotunda Forum at the very heart of the exhibition, imparting a new vibrancy to the images and extraordinary testimonials of his life and creativity in a rich musical repertoire in song and symphony designed to celebrate this sublime and crucial component of so many of his masterpieces for the cinema.

Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Rotunda
Via Nazionale 194, Rome
17 May: during the Night of the Museums, free admission while places last
13 June: the price of admission to the concert is included in the price of admission to the exhibition

Dal: 17/05/2014
Al: 14/06/2014

17/05/2014 21:00
Pasolini's Songs - concert
Rotunda of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Tied in with the Night of the Museums

with Aisha Cerami and Nuccio Siano
and with Andrea Colocci double-bass, Roberto Marino piano and arrangement, Salvatore Zambataro accordion and clarinet
assistant to the director Anna Maria Loliva
directed by Nuccio Siano
an e-performance Cultural Association production

Pasolini's story is told here in a playful mood through his love of music and words both lofty and popular. One of the ways to explore this huge artist's personality is through his passions, transcending literature, the cinema and the theatre, reviving and offering the public the modernity and musicality of his poems, especially the ones he composed in song form. The voices of Aisha Cerami and Nuccio Siano will be interpreting Pasolini's rich and varied rapport with music, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say with song – be they songs written for the cinema, ditties penned for amusement or poetry set to music by such outstanding artists as Morricone, Umiliani, Piccioni, Endrigo, Modugno, Hadjidakis, Fusco and De Carolis, as well as by Roberto Marino himself. This fascinating performance of live music is designed to complement the words and to offset the images on the screen.


13/06/2014 21:00
Music in Pasolini's films - concert
Rotunda of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni

with Marta Rossi flute
Massimiliano Destro, Elvin Dhimitri, Bruno Pucci, Andrea Bergamelli string quartet
Cinzia Gangarella piano and arrangement

Far from being a mere accompaniment to his images, music plays a central role in Pasolini's films ("music is the spearhead element, the spectacular element, almost the external garb of an inner stylistic event") in that it acts as the receptacle for his poetic message. Faced with the rich musical repertoire of Pasolini's films, ranging from the stornello and the popular song to sweeping orchestral and choral symphonies, the concert will be presenting some of the most significant pieces of music as heard on screen (in the original versions and with the orchestration specifically devised by Pasolini) alongside revisitations of songs and themes specially written for the event.

photo © Roberta Gioberti 2014

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