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Tradizione & Tradimenti – Gianluigi Trovesi e Gianni Coscia

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Tradizione & Tradimenti – Contaminazioni tra musica popolare, colta e jazz
Il progetto, a valere sul bando rivolto alla salvaguardia del patrimonio musicale tradizionale.

Il progetto, a valere sul bando rivolto alla salvaguardia del patrimonio musicale tradizionale, riprende le esperienze di contaminazione tra musica popolare, musica colta e musica jazz realizzate dall’Associazione Polyphonia negli ultimi anni. L’Associazione ha infatti collaborato con musicisti e compositori alla riattualizzazione del patrimonio musicale popolare tradizionale coinvolgendo sia formazioni bandistiche, gruppi folkloristici, musicisti jazz e classici. L’approccio di queste esperienze è stato sostanzialmente non filologico ma animato da uno spirito di ricerca attraverso il ri-uso del materiale tradizionale e folklorico.

Obiettivo del progetto è realizzare una serie di concerti e seminari che, sulla base del lavoro di ricerca svolto in questi anni, abbiano come filo conduttore la valorizzazione del patrimonio popolare e folklorico attraverso la contaminazione dei linguaggi e la riattualizzazione della tradizione allo scopo di renderla fruibile ad un pubblico giovane che ne ha perso in gran parte memoria.

Oltre all’Associazione Polyphonia il progetto vede la partecipazione dalla Filarmonica Mascagni di Camporgiano, della Filarmonica Puccini di Segromigno in Monte, della Filarmonica Luporini di Barga, della Filarmonica Mugnone di Navacchio e delle Scuole Civiche di Musica di Barga e Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.

Molti gli eventi in programma nell’ultimo scorcio del 2016.

Primo appuntamento il 21 dicembre il Teatro dei Differenti di Barga con Gianluigi Trovesi (his site is here) e Gianni Coscia che guideranno il pubblico in un viaggio musicale attraverso le tradizioni musicali italiane.

Gianluigi Trovesi 

(his site is here) – Clarinetist, saxophonist and composer. 
Trovesi has toured, recorded and performed with Anthony Braxton, Misha Mengelberg, Horace Tapscott, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Mark Dresser, Han Bennink, Barre Phillips, Tony Oxley, and Günter Sommer.
 

Following his graduation in clarinet under Giuseppe Tassis, he studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue under Vittorio Fellegara. He performed with classical music groups, dance and jazz bands. After making important experiences with Franco Cerri and Giorgio Gaslini, he received the Milan RAI National Orchestra (Big band) prize for first clarinet and alto saxophone soloist.

His first records named Baghet and Cinque piccole storie were recorded at the end of the 70’s and made him popular with both Italian and international jazz audience.

Thanks to his music, Gianluigi Trovesi has been able to give shape to a musical world which is familiar and original at the same time. He has drawn inspiration from a large variety of sources… His style as a composer and the voice of his instrument have placed him among the composers who have consolidated the concept of the European jazz, inspired by the American tradition far from being a slavish imitation of it – (F. Martinelli)

In 1978 he became popular developing a music which combines jazz memories and other forms of music either art or folk music: first with his Trio (he received the prize from the Critica discografica italiana), then with Ottetto – From G to G (Soul Note), the 5 star American magazine “Downbeat”; Les hommes arme (Soul Note) and Fugace (Ecm) Top Jazz best group, voted best record and best musician in “Jazz Musica”.

The long fellowship with Gianni Coscia, the accordionist, has brought them to perform all around the world.

Gianni Coscia

Gianni Coscia is an Italian jazz accordionist. Originally a lawyer, Coscia began focusing full-time on jazz music. Expresses an interest in developing “the remote values of cultural and popular tradition through the language of jazz.” Has toured widely on the international jazz circuit.

The liner notes to his first CD were written by his former classmate Umberto Eco and he collaborated with Luciano Berio in the writing of the music of a stage show against antisemitism.

Since 1995 he collaborates with Gianluigi Trovesi mainly on the label ECM Records and since 2006 he has been a member of the Council of the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena.

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