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Artistic Paths around Enzo Schillizzi

August 7, 2019

As part of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019, the Arbërësh village of San Costantino Albanese (PZ) becomes “Capital for a day” with a special event dedicated to its local artworks. In addition to street art events and exhibits, private houses and public spaces with works by Enzo Schillizzi and Carlo Levi open their doors to visitors. The event will culminate in the meeting “San Costantino Albanese as a spread art museum”. An official welcome by the authorities will be followed by two talks by Carlotta Ghiretti (LEAV, University of Milan) and Lorenzo Ferrarini (University of Manchester). A discussion with testimonials on Levi’s and Schillizzi’s activity in San Costantino  will be coordinated by Nicola Scaldaferri.

The event will start at the Casa Parco at 6pm. Free visits to public and private spaces will last from August 6th to 8th, each day from 10am to 7pm. More here.

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Videos from “Nusazit” in “Visione Unica”

June 9, 2019

The I-DEA project space, a project of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019, will host Visione Unica. Cultures of Environmental Manipulation, an installation curated by Studio Formafantasma. Visione Unica is an installation which combines video projections on multiple screens ten and a small selection of vernacular objects. Among the projections, videos from the documentary DVD included in Nusazit by Nicola Scaldaferri will be displayed. Nusazit are pyrotechnic puppets typical of the feast of the Madonna della Stella in S. Constantino Albanese (PZ).
The inauguration will start at 6pm in Cava Paradiso, Contrada La Palomba, Matera (MT). The exhibition will last until September 15.

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Roundtable in Matera for “When the Trees Resound”

May 25, 2019

As part of the sound installation When the Trees Resound, the I-DEA project space, will host a roundtable dedicated to the Maggio of Accettura. Speakers include: American sound anthropologist Steven Feld, ethnomusicologist Nicola Scaldaferri, anthropologist Serena Facci, anthropologist Ferdinando Mirizzi, researcher and historian Don Beppe Filardi and the mayor of Accettura Alfonso Vespe. I-DEA Associate Curator, Chiara Siravo will moderate the discussion. Bassa Musica bands and spontaneous musicians, led by Alberico Larato, will perform live music throughout the event.
The roundtable will start at 5pm in Cava Paradiso, Contrada La Palomba, Matera (MT).

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“When the Trees Resound” for Matera 2019

May 11-25, 2019

The I-DEA project space, a project of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019, is hosting an installation in Cava Paradiso dedicated to the Maggio of Accettura. The soundscape composition by Steven Feld occupies the core of an immersive space, designed to enhance the listening experience. Simultaneously, two monitors at the entrance project a series of photographs by Stefano Vaja and Lorenzo Ferrarini of the Maggio. This installation, a project by Nicola Scaldaferri, brings Feld’s soundscape composition in an exhibition space for the first time, as part of a prestigious context where archival materials from Basilicata are brought to life in innovative and interactive ways.

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Performing the ḥrig

May 2, 2019

As part of the course in Anthropology of Music, prof. Alessandra Ciucci (Columbia University, New York) will hold a lecture on performative features in Moroccan rural music and migration. The lecture will take place at the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment, University of Milan (via Noto 8, aula K32), at 16:30.

 

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Alessandra Ciucci is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. She received her PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from The City University of New York at The Graduate Center. Her research interests include: the music of Morocco, North Africa, the Mediterranean, music and gender, sung poetry, popular music of the Arab world, and music and migration. Her articles appear in Ethnomusicology, The Yearbook for Traditional Music, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Mondi Migranti, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, in the Sage Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology, and in several edited volumes. Ciucci has been a recipient of a Fulbright foreign scholarship grant (Morocco), a fellowship from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, and a grant from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant. Dr. Ciucci was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Music Department at Columbia 2008-10. From 2010-2014 she was a Full-time Lecturer in Music at Northeastern University, Boston MA.