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The Fantastic Procession in Barga – another view

The Fantastic Procession in Barga – another view

images by Stefano Tommasi

Well it’s been a long time coming but finally in a sharp, freezing cold December evening, the Procession Fantastique took to the narrow streets of Barga Vecchia in front of a slightly bemused but nevertheless entertained and well wrapped up audience. The Procession Fantastique had been on the “drawing board” for number of years as […]

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Tradizione & Tradimenti – Procession Fantastique

Tradizione & Tradimenti – Procession Fantastique

Procession Fantastique con la Filarmonica Mascagni di Camporgiano per le vie del castello.

Well it’s been a long time coming but finally in a sharp, freezing cold December evening, the Procession Fantastique took to the narrow streets of Barga Vecchia in front of a slightly bemused but nevertheless entertained and well wrapped up audience. The Procession Fantastique had been on the “drawing board” for number of years as […]

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Tradizione & Tradimenti – “Viaggio alla fine della notte”

Tradizione & Tradimenti – “Viaggio alla fine della notte”

The Valdottavo Notebooks want to present themselves as a platform to provide a space for expression in the language of silence, little things, and minimal gestures in a world where the dictatorship of noises rules our daily routines

In the imagination’s geometry, where the artist draws and sculpts his visions the notebook remains the starting point. From school to score notebooks the imaginative focus draws within the space-void that will be. The creative process still seems to need the hand’s ancient gesture: pencil, eraser, the notebook’s re-editing. It’s the notebook’s function to draw […]

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Aristodemo Casciani and Nicolao Valiensi

Aristodemo Casciani and Nicolao Valiensi

A miserable wet day in Barga with constant rain and landslides threatening to block roads into the city.

What we need is a something to cheer us up – so here is something from the barganews archives from September 2002 – a duet played in Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia by the man himself – Aristodemo Casciani and the trombone wizard, Nicolao Valiensi. Enjoy. listen to ‘Aristodemo Casciani and Nicolao Valiensi’ on audioBoom

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Sospirata – Nicolao Valiensi & Lucilla Galeazzi

Sospirata – Nicolao Valiensi & Lucilla Galeazzi

music from Garfagnana at the Duesseldorf Festival in Germany

Sospirata – Nicolao Valiensi & Lucilla Galeazzi – Tradition and Improvisation from the Garfagnana In the midst of the heart of Italy, on the borders of Tuscany, where south and north Italian folk music meet, lies Garfagnana, home of the jazz trombonist Nicolao Valiensi. For “Sospirata”, a bow to the musical traditions of the mountain […]

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La Grande Banda Metafisica Futurista im Landgericht Düsseldorf

Nicolao Valiensi making music in Germany

La marcia funebre che ho scritto in memoria del Dott. Pier Luigi Grandini, ultimo dei Grandini presidente della Filarmonica Catalani di Poggio Garfagnana. Si tratta di un brano assai atipico con un’introduzione fatta di suoni lontani che ricordano la musica contemporanea per poi sfociare in un finale trionfante. Ho voluto scrivere un’omaggio al Pier Luigi […]

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Nicolao Valiensi and the Impermanence Dance Theatre

A stunning mixture of movement, rhythm and emotions as Daniel Hay-Gordon, Eleanor Perry, Patricia Langa, Alessandro Mazzotto, Roseanna Anderson & Josh Ben-Tovim performed Nicolao Valiensi's musical journey of the god Pan and his effect on the human race.

It was even according to Nicolao Valiensi, a high risk venture but this evening the applause which filled the Piazza Angelio at the end of the concert proved that the risk was worth taking – a resounding success as the musicians hand picked by Valiensi and the dancers from the Impermanence Dance Theatre based in […]

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Nicolao Valiensi brings ordinary life to a breathless standstill

Nicolao Valiensi brings ordinary life to a breathless standstill

Impermanence Dance Theatre in Barga

In August 2007, the brilliant Dusseldorf musician and composer Nicolao Valiensi brought ordinary life to a breathless standstill in Piazza Angelio with “l’Anima dei Luoghi.” His theme was cultural ferment and its limitless possibilities, in an age that is more often obsessed with cultural boundaries and conflict. Last night the Garfagnana born Valiensi did it […]

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Clara-Schumann-Musikschule Big Band play Barga

Clara-Schumann-Musikschule Big Band play Barga

A concert in the Teatro dei Differenti this evening organised by the Comune of Barga, Barga Jazz Club and the Scuola di Musica Barga featuring the Clara Schumann Musikschule Big Band from Dusseldorf, Germany, conducted by Romano Schubert and with the guest soloist: Nicolao Valiensi Un bel concerto ieri sera al teatro dei Differenti con […]