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Nicola Piovani for the first time in Belgrade with 'La musica è pericolosa'
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Nicola Piovani for the first time in Belgrade with ‘La musica è pericolosa’

Categories: Culture and creativity -Music and Performing Arts
The Oscar winner performs with his sextet for the first time in front of an audience in the Serbian capital in an unmissable show.
Il M° Nicola Piovani. Fonte Spoleto web - Wikicommons
Il M° Nicola Piovani. Fonte Spoleto web – Wikicommons

The Italian Embassy in Belgrade and the Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade in collaboration with the Musica per Roma Foundation and the Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation will present Nicola Piovani ‘s concert ‘La musica è pericolosa’ (Music is Dangerous) on 26 May.

Nicola Piovani, famous pianist, conductor, one of the most popular Italian composers for film and theatre, in La musica è pericolosa will perform at the piano and conduct his sextet formed by Marina Cesari, saxophone and clarinet, Pasquale Filastò, cello and guitar, Pietro Pompei, drums and percussion, Marco Loddo, double bass, and Sergio Colicchio, keyboards and accordion.

Much of Nicola Piovani‘s work is dedicated to film and theatre. Also an active songwriter, in the 1970s he co-wrote with Fabrizio De André the albums Non al denaro, non all’amore né al cielo (Not to Money, not to Love nor to the Sky) and Storia di un impiegato (Story of an Employee).

He has collaborated with leading Italian and foreign directors, including Fellini, who contacted the musician for his last three films, Benigni, Bellocchio, Monicelli, Tornatore, Dušan Makavejev, Bigas Luna, John Irvin, Philippe Lioret, Luis Sepulveda and many others. With the soundtrack of Life is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni, he won an Oscar in 1999. Over the years, he has also received three David di Donatello awards, four Colonna Sonora awards, three Nastro d’argento, two Ciak d’or, the Golden Globe of foreign press and the Premio Elsa Morante.

La musica è pericolosa – Concertato is a musical tale, narrated by the instruments that act on stage – piano, double bass, percussion, saxophone, clarinet, guitar, cello and accordion. To mark the stages of this free musical journey, Nicola Piovani talks to the audience about the meaning of this jagged path that has led him to work with De André, Fellini, Magni, Spanish, French, Dutch directors, for theatre, film, television, instrumental singers, alternating the performance of totally new pieces with new versions of more famous pieces, rearranged for the occasion.

In the theatrical story, the word reaches where music cannot reach but, above all, music reigns supreme where the word does not know to and cannot reach. Videos are integrated into the story with images from films, shows and, above all, images that artists like Manara have dedicated to Piovani‘s musical work.

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