- Live -
Mauro Buttafava, guitarist and percussionist,
and Marta Sacchi, clarinetist and saxophonist,
both authors of original music, have found an
inventive harmony in the creative contest of
the Artemista association, even sharing a
common musical’s sensitivity, based on listening
and impromptu sound narration. Indeed,
starting from the composition of music for
theater, the duo has found its own sensitive
dimension, made of unspoken stories which
begin from delicate acoustic atmospheres and
open to hypnotic sound masses composed of
textures of loops that are built live, permeated
by timbre and rhythmic assets.
The resulting music combines world and popular flavors with jazz, electronic and contemporary incursions.
Suonando con Te
Mauro Buttafava (guitars, percussion and loops
station) and Marta Sacchi (clarinets, sax, flutes
and voice) turn their concert in duo into a
collective experience with the public.
The musicians, sitting in the middle of a carpet,
propose their own musical compositions that
space between different tastes and musical
genres, encouraging the public to participate
using the numerous musical instruments that
could be found on the carpet (percussion,
marimbe, guitars and others string instruments)
and their own voices. Musical incitements of the
duo become increasingly rare, gradually letting
the public with the spirit of initiative.
At this point the game reverses and it’s the public which offers musical cues to be used together with the duo. The concert thus turns towards a collective musical creation that is different every time, which makes the present protagonists, bringing them closer to listening through active participation, which brings to life the emotions of music received and expressed. The experience of theater and musical training has provided the two musicians with the appropriate tools in order to conduct the game, creating favorable conditions for participating in the whole audience beyond musical skills, and space for those who wish to communicate.
The result is therefore situated between the aesthetic experience and the encounter, in a special liberating rite.
Four souls and four musical cultures are mixed
in this combination of sounds which describes
the daily encounter between innovations and
traditions within the Globalization Era.
A sound journey that combines musicality
from four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia,
America. A union that is already Italy, as part
of a process that concerns the whole world.
Each musician brings a piece of his own
heritage, which is mixed by its nature, result of
any different culture that everyone has gone through. So, on stage they alternate and intertwine: the percussions and Cameroonian songs by Stephane Ngono with the horns, the piano and the voice on the border between classical and jazz by Marta Sacchi, the deejay sets and the Sri Lankan rhythms of Udesh Chaturanga Bandara with the guitars, loops and soundtrack settings by Mauro Buttafava.
Alongside music, short autobiographical stories rise and enrich the sounds with value, with real stories of integration and a new multicultural identity of everyone, where we all have experiences to tell both in bringing and in accepting cultural varieties of our community.
bassist Daniele Cortese and drummer Massimo Pintori; Marta Sacchi on the clarinet and Lucia Colonna on the viola, coming from the world of classical music; Gianmaria Stelzer with her cello moves towards an approach closer to popular music, the young Alessandro Bono, between piano and electric bass, combines classical with experimental contemporary rock, Renata Mezenov Sa who brings the Cuban tradition of singing and classical guitar and unites it to the Russian one, Ablo Kader Traoré from Burkina Faso with his voice, his balafon, guanì and percussion, he colors us of Africa, Udesh Chaturanga Bandara moves us between East and West with his percussions of Sri Lanka and his electronics incursions and scratch; Manuel Ferreira, actor of the company Alma Rosé, intervenes and tells, combining moments of theater with musical narration. The concerts collect the most colorful repertoire of Mauro Buttafava, from the rich compositions of "Azul" and "Per mondi segreti" to the most recent and multi-ethnic elaborations of "Cittadini in transito" and "Turisti non per caso", up to the most intimate materials of popular taste of "Concerto del mondo antico" and "Tempo di giochi". The twelve-element ensemble also performs in smaller formations: septet, quintet and trio.