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Herbie Hancock’s music in Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece
on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Film Blow up by Michelangelo Antonioni, under the patronage of the Antonioni Association, in collaboration with the Teatro della Fortuna Foundation
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the release of Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni, the group of musicians and videomakers “Blowin’Up 50” proposes a video / musical performance aimed at returning in concert the complete soundtrack of Herbie Hancock; the screening of “found footage” images of the film, highlights and reinterprets the icons of the cultural, historical and sociological habitat of the so-called “Swinging London”.
Hancock’s music still retains a superb evocative capacity of environments and situations, effectively transmitted by the skilful cocktail of styles (hard-bop, modal jazz, funky-beat) and hides its complexity to make itself easy listening, despite the many singularities of the rhythmic inventions and surprising harmonic paths. In Blow Up the compositions (whose score was never published) were used partially, sometimes on the verge of actual perceptibility, almost as if it were a subliminal message. Making them live again in concert has required elaboration, realized by expanding the forms of the pieces, developing details, increasing the musical structures, acting in short a blow-up on the musical material, where it is partial, unresolved, open to further interpretations and definitions .
Project by Eugenio Giordani and Marco Salvarani for music; Roberto Vecchiarelli and Mariangela Malvaso for the video. Patronage of the Michelangelo Antonioni Association of Ferrara.
“Blowin’up 50 Ensemble”: Giacomo Uncini (trumpet, flugelhorn), Filippo Sebastianelli (tenor saxophone), Eugenio Giordani (piano, Hammond organ, melodyhorn), Luca Pecchia (electric guitar), Marco Salvarani (double bass, electric bass), Gianluca Nanni (drums).
“Blowin’up 50 Video Stage”: Roberto Vecchiarelli, Mariangela Malvaso.
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