Distant voices, Still lives

Duo Recital with Francesco Dillon, cello and Emanuele Torquati, piano

“DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES is a journey on the thread of memory, a search, a pursuit of a multitude of fugitive voices: voices that tell a story, voices that sing, absent voices, It is a musical journey for cello and piano, through romantic Lieder (Schumann transcribed by his friend Grutzmacher, Liszt, Brahms), contemporary Lieder (Kyriakides ,Pagliarani ), folk songs from distant lands (the song from New Guinea in Walter Zimmerman), the ghosts of well-known songs (Stardust in Sciarrino, Chansons by Daniele Ghisi) voices of celebrated or unknown man (Chet Baker in Jakob TV, Anna Magnani in Ablinger) transformed into a game of mirrors and echoes that seeks to transcend the barriers of style and type in order to create a new red thread between sounds which are only apparently


F. Liszt (1881-1886) - Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth S382 (1883)

D. Ghisi (1984) - Chansons for cello and piano and lo-fi electronic device (2012)

A. Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - Lied

Y. Kyriakides (1969) - Words and Song without words for cello and piano (2013)

P. Ablinger (1959) - from Voices and piano (1998-2011) for piano and CD - Pierpaolo Pasolini

R. Schumann (1810-1856) - Die Lotosblume op. 25 n. 7

S. Sciarrino (1947) - Melencolia 1 (1980)

J. Brahms (1833-1896) - Minnelied

W. Zimmermann (1949) - Monade/Nomade 1 – DIT (1999) for cello e cd

M. Pagliarani (1963) - Schubert sotto la neve (2012)

Jacob TV (1951) - May this bliss never end (2008) for cello, piano and boombox