Didone

For ensemble.

Composition

2019

Catalogue number : 83

Realized in collaboration with Associazione Lemniscata, this artistic residence has allowed 5 young artists from Emilia-Romagna, interested in both research and contemporary cultured music, to participate in the realization of a musical production focused on the music of Alessandro Bosetti. During the residency, the musicians worked closely with the artist, together with the curator Riccardo La Foresta and the saxophonist Dan Kinzelman, involved as artistic collaborator.

Starting from a series of interviews with each of the musicians, Bosetti has created a score that recombines their biographical itineraries and at the same time confuses their double identity as narrators and instrumentalists. Fragments of lived life are detached from the main plots of each story that generated them to recombine with each other, creating an autonomous hyper-character and well beyond the sum of the individuals who compose it. Composed by musicians of different stylistic extraction, the ensemble was formed by two voices (Alessandro Bosetti and soprano Giulia Zaniboni), two guitarists (Glauco Salvo and Luca Perciballi) and two drums (Andrea Grillini and Simone Sferruzza).

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Didone feels, suffers, loves and lives an intense relationship with music. Dido grows and develops, travels and returns to her footsteps. Dido rejoices in the strange ability to incorporate memories belonging to other people. Dido is at the same time herself and someone elese and always seems to want to undo her own identity.
Dido is a composite being, a trans-individual born from the recombination of fragments taken from life accounts provided by six musicians during skype conversations in July 2019.
The gender desinences, which are express