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19
Nov

Burning……………………………………against mafias

Written by Alessandra. Posted in news

 

Music against Mafias

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Until November 27 at noon it is possible to vote for one of the pieces participating in “Music against mafias”.

Alessandra Celletti participates with “Burning” an instrumental piece for piano and drums that wants to symbolize the flow of lifeblood that rebels against oppression. An expression of freedom and a desire to overturn reality.

Here is the link to watch Burning’s video and vote for it:

https://pr.easypromosapp.com/voteme/828690/631319594?lc=ita

 

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19
Oct

Antea…and autumn’s colours

Written by Alessandra. Posted in blog

We are now in full autumn and for this reason, in this season that I adore, I promise you surprises and beautiful things, music and colors ….

I would like to start by telling you something about Antea … 

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Antea was a young Roman courtesan portrayed in a beautiful painting by Parmigianino. The “French” dress, with a tunic made of precious fabrics, interwoven with gold, and puffed sleeves on the shoulders, which become more adherent along the arm. The face framed by the hair gathered in an elaborate hairstyle with a diadem and two precious earrings. Intense gaze ….

This year Antea has become the protagonist of the film by Massimo Martella “In the Name of Antea”: here the beautiful courtesan takes a voice and tells how, thanks to a group of young Italian officials of Fine Arts, she could escape the bombing and to the destruction of the Second World War.

It was not easy for me to compose the soundtrack of this exciting story full of nuances. The director first asked me to entrust a string quartet with a theme that began in a “suspended” way and then flowed into a singable and involving melody. Thus the theme of Antea was born. But this was only the beginning … Each new chapter in the story, every scene, every landscape needed a new color, a new harmony, a sometimes dramatic melody, sometimes light, sometimes even ironic. ..

It has been a long and demanding job, which, if I have to be honest, has also given me some moments of discouragement. But now I can tell you that I am very happy because the film / documentary (and also my music) had a warm welcome in many cinematrographic rooms throughout Italy … and it seems that Antea has not yet tired of traveling.

Just in these days I decided to give the soundtrack an autonomous life and I loaded the tracks, as many as 32, on bandcamp where you can listen to them for free in streeming or even to download.

Then I leave you with Antea … and his beloved astronomer.   

 

click on the image below to go to bandcamp and listen the soundtrack:Antea su bandcamp

10
Oct

Dear to Me for an elephant puppy

Written by Alessandra. Posted in blog

We live in a complex and contradictory age but sometimes we can be surprised by beautiful and poetic stories and thanks to the internet we can cancel the distances and share them in every corner of the world.
Paul lives in Thailand with his Khwan and a lovely little girl who was born of their love. Like me, he plays the piano, and for many years he has made me happy, performing my music with care and passion. Some time ago he brought his piano to an elephant sanctuary there in Thailand experiencing the effect of music on these giants. From this experience has been realized a beautiful documentary full of engaging images. Paul has played for them music by Debussy, Beethoven, Ravel, Joplin …. and also some of my compositions. You can not imagine my joy in seeing the reactions of Koko, an orphaned puppy still wild, rolling in the mud happy while Paul plays my “dear to me”

06
Oct

November 4th @Time Zones

Written by Alessandra. Posted in news

30
Jun

In the wood of Topolò

Written by Alessandra. Posted in news

Alessandra met Topolò for the first time during   her “Piano Piano on the Road” tour, when her stage/ truck with the piano on board, arrived in this tiny village on the border with Slovenia, for an unforgettable concert in the woods. The Nature, the people and the magic of that place.
Five years later she comes back. Thanks to the determination of a few visionaries, Topolò still resists and gives life again, also this year, to Topolò Station – Postaja Topolove , a calendar of events suspended between words, sounds and dreams
 

Alessandra Celletti’s concert is scheduled for July 15th, still in the woods, still in the enchantment.
The event opens on 6 July and HERE you find the complete program. All events are free.
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28
Jun

Sacred Honey live on Battiti-Radio3

Written by Alessandra. Posted in news

Sunday July 1st Alessandra Celletti will be guest on Battiti – Radio3 where she will play live some compositions from her latest album “Sacred Honey” .

https://www.raiplayradio.it/programmi/battiti/

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21
Jun

ciao Verde! Buon Volo…

Written by Alessandra. Posted in blog

Ho appena saputo che il mio amatissimo istruttore di volo, Ferdinando Verde è volato in cielo….questa volta senza l’aliante….Lui ha rappresentato tanto per me e gli volevo profondamente bene. Mi ha insegnato tante cose e soprattutto a superare la paura del vuoto….Era sempre allegro e molto affettuoso. Ora che è volato via… vola via con lui anche un pezzettino di me…ma non il desiderio di volare. E’ bello che venne ad ascoltarmi suonare quando portai il mio pianoforte sul camion in giro per l’Italia. Una delle tappe fu a San Cesareo (dove lui abitava negli ultimi anni)….Era commosso e anche io molto felice di rivederlo e ricordare i tanti voli che avevamo fatto insieme….Eccolo qui, al minuto 41’38″….ciao Verde! Buon volo….mi batte il cuore come prima del decollo

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10
Jun

Il mio ricordo di Paolo De Bernardin

Written by Alessandra. Posted in blog

Gentile, elegante, bello….con una collezione di dischi da mille e una notte e una delicatezza che mi catturava ogni volta che avevo la fortuna di passarci un po’ di tempo insieme. Parlare di musica con Paolo era sempre come aprire uno scrigno di perle preziose, di suoni incantati… Sarò sempre grata a Paolo per avermi fatto partecipe delle sue tante conoscenze musicali, e anche per quel suo articolo su “Musica di Repubblica” che, quando ancora non ci conoscevamo, parlava proprio di me….io ero solo una giovane pianista un po’ timida e lui invece mi presentava con grandi apprezzamenti, quasi orgoglioso della sua “scoperta”. Avevo appena inciso un album di musiche dedicate a Gurdjieff e Paolo ne parlava con parole bellissime che a me sembrarono “troppo”, ma che ora vorrei condividere con voi, senza nascondere, in questo momento particolare, un miscuglio di gioia, di nostalgia, e di profonda tristezza. Più di una volta abbiamo trascorso lunghe ore negli studi rai di saxa rubra, condividendo il microfono dei suoi indimenticabili “Notturni Italiani”. La sua conduzione era originale e imprevedibile, ma sempre ricca di contenuti colti e mai lasciati al caso. Quando mi intervistava, sempre con garbo e fantasia, mi raccontava ogni volta qualcosa di me che ancora non sapevo… Proprio qualche giorno fa c’eravamo sentiti…Gli avevo appena spedito il mio nuovo album ,,,un altro disco dedicato a Gurdjjieff, l’autore che, 20 anni prima, ci aveva fatto conoscere. Non so se Paolo abbia fatto in tempo ad ascoltarlo perchè qualche giorno dopo mi ha avvertita che era in ospedale….poi non ho saputo più niente da lui. Ci sarebbero mille cose da dire di Paolo…mille sfumature, quelle stesse mille sfumature che lui amava tanto nei suoni… Grazie Paolo, grazie del tuo amore per la musica, grazie di averlo condiviso con me e con tutti noi.

Hidden Sources: Gurdjieff De Hartmann (Alessandra Celletti, piano)

Hidden Sources: Gurdjieff De Hartmann (Alessandra Celletti, piano)

 

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06
Jun

Nel Nome di Antea – documentary

Written by Alessandra. Posted in news

locandinaScreenings:

5 June Rocca di Sassocorvaro – Premio Rotondi 21.00
7 June Sassocorvaro – auditorium mattina 10.30
8 June Roma – Cinema Farnese 15.00 – 17.30 – 20.30
11-12-13 June Roma – Cinema Barberini 16.00 – 17.30 – 19.00
11 June Milano – Cinema Oberdan 19.15
12 June Mantova – Cinema Mignon 21.00
12 June Ancona – Cinema Italia 21.30
12 June Pesaro – Cinema Solaris 21.00
12-13 June Pisa – Cinema Arsenale 12/6 18.30 – 13/6 20.30
13 June Roma – Cinema Farnese 17.15
16 June Milano – Il Cinemino 14.30
18-19 June Mantova – Cinema Mignon 20.00
19 June Firenze – Cinema La Compagnia 19.00
19-20 June Padova – Cinema Multisala Pio X 18.45 – 21.15
20 June Roma – Cinema Farnese 20.00
20 June Napoli – Cinema Modernissimo 21.00
21 June Bologna – Biografilm Festival – Cinema Galliera 19.00
22 June Urbino – Cinema Ducale 21.00
21-22-23-24 June – Cinema Farnese 16.00
25 June Civitanova Marche – Cecchetti 19.00 – 21.15
27 June – 4 July Firenze – Spazio Uno 27/6 21.30 P – poi orari vari
28 June Perugia – Cinema Zenith 19.30 – 21.00
29 June Taranto – Sala Bellarmino 21.30
4, 8, 9 July Festival di Spoleto – Sala Pegasus 4/7 16.00 – 8/7 22.15 – 9/7 20.00
13 July Genova – Arena Ducale 21.30

In the name of Antea is a documentary film of 2018, directed by Massimo Martella.
Duration 75 minutes.
Produced and distributed by Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
Original music by Alessandra Celletti

The story of the cultural rescue mission of a group of young Italian officials of the fine arts during the Second World War who, despite their courage and dedication, remained in the shadows until recently. It is thanks to these brave people that today we can admire and show the whole world Caravaggio, Giorgione, Raffaello and many others. Making war in Italy was like fighting in “a bloody museum”; yet, that museum has survived and it is witness to the history of our identity, transmitting the universal value of beauty every day.

 

30
May

Piano Piano on the road on youtube

Written by Alessandra. Posted in news

from June 5th the film-doc “Piano Piano on the road” will be available for free on youtube

 

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