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The idea of saxophonist Pino Ciccarelli when he first formed "Concerto Musicale Speranza" was to create a musical project that would highlight traditional concert band music through a reworking of some of the most significant compositions used to accompany popular rituals and processions in the Italian peninsula and thereby to establish a bridge between the present and the past: "an interior journey through dreams and reality, magic and wonder, pervaded by a sweet melancholy for times gone by and sadly never to return".
Ciauda's musical genre is a melting pot of world music tinged with streaks of modern pop and a sprinkling of Mediterranean folk. The lyrics are journeys and containers, soaked in sentiments, from a love of the Earth to traditions and metaphors of life's experiences. Winners of a number of awards and prizes including the "Atellana Festival" in 2007 in Caserta and the "Festival della Canzone Italiana" in 2010 in New York, the band published its first Ep, "Unnè" in 2008 and the follow-up "Unnè 2" in 2011. Ciauda is currently preparing for the release of "Unnè 3" to conclude the trilogy.
an interview with resident critic Gianmaria Consiglio
Have you ever asked yourself what ‘avantgarde’ means in 2013? An answer was given once by a big guy born in an underprivileged quarter of Rome, screwed up and with an enormous talent, who played the alto sax like no one else on earth, and who exactly twenty years ago died at the age of thirty-six. His name was Massimo Urbani, and his idea was that, in an era in which he believed everything had already been done, and after “the silence” of John Cage, “the avantgarde is to be found in feelings and not in form”.