Recital of poetry by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
produced by Peppe Servillo
with Peppe Servillo (voice) and Fausto Mesolella (guitar)
for Thesis/Dedica Festival


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For me, poetry is almost a summons, a question posed without shame or remorse, one which does not produce expectations, because that’s the title of one of Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s most beautiful poems, one of those poems that feel full-voiced and concrete, which urge us to do something – resist perhaps, or watch in a distracted fashion – in order to guard ourselves and at the same time investigate events. Poems that do not assign tasks or duties, but which laugh just as we do.

Peppe Servillo


In this recital, created for Dedica, Peppe Servillo is accompanied on stage by guitarist Fausto Mesolella, who provides a light accompaniment using a variety of instruments – not only his guitar – in an attempt to render, with a  delicate musical timbre, the sense of solitary adventure that each artiste perceives in this poetic tale by Hans Magnus Enzensberger.


Peppe Servillo
singer and composer, founded Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel in 1980. His artistic career developed largely in parallel with that of his band, with which he recorded numerous albums which have received numerous major awards in Italy and abroad. This versatile artist has composed songs for stars including Fiorella Mannoia, Patty Pravo and Andrea Bocelli; he has also written soundtracks and performed both in the theatre and in a number of films, including Wilma Labate’s DomenicaLa felicità non costa niente  by Mimmo Calopresti and Lascia perdere Johnny  by Fabrizio Bentivoglio.


Fausto Mesolella
guitarist, composer and arranger, joined the musical band Avion Travel in 1986, which won the Sanremo Festival in 2000 and has recorded numerous major successes. Mesolella has worked with numerous artistes, including Gabriella Ferri, Nada, Andrea Bocelli, Gianna Nannini, Samuele Bersani and Gianmaria Testa. His first book, I piaceri dell’orso, was published in 2005.

Saturday 27 March, 20:45

Convento San Francesco

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13