Giovanni Sollima for Cees Nooteboom
with Giovanni Sollima Band, Omero Antonutti solo voice
for Thesis/Dedica Festival


Giovanni Sollima, solo cello
Gabriele Bellu, violin
Matteo Amatasi, viola
Andrea Waccher, cello
Giovanni Caruso, percussion
Riccardo Scilipotti, keyboards
Luigi Sollima, flute


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A concert-event in which poems by Cees Nooteboom closely intertwine with compositions by the great cellist Giovanni Sollima. On this special occasion, Giovanni Sollima proposes “Spasimo” (“Pang”), one of his beloved works, after more than ten years since he last performed it. The concert, composed in 1995 with recited inserts, is a fascinating and evocative musical journey, a meeting of different voices: a dialogue between the expressive sensitiveness of an outstanding musician and the counterpoint of Cees Nooteboom’s intense poetic verses.


«With Giovanni Sollima every concert is a surprise: nobody after Bach dared so much with cello»
Mario Brunello said.


Giovanni Sollima
is a cellist and composer from Palermo. His brilliant international career started when he was very young, collaborating with artists such as Riccardo Muti, Martha Argerich, Bob Wilson and Peter Greenway, and holding concerts in the foremost theatres in the world. In parallel with his activity as soloist, his creative curiosity drove him to explore new frontiers in the field of composition through contaminations among diverse genres. Rock, jazz, Anglo-Saxon minimalism, ancient and Mediterranean music, are Sollima’s style formula, that makes use of western and eastern acoustic instruments, of electric and electronic instruments, as well as other kinds of his own invention. He plays a cello by Francesco Ruggeri, dated 1679.


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Omero Antonutti
is an actor and dubber. After working in theatre with important directors (Luigi Squarzina, Luca Ronconi, etc.), since 1973 he has dedicated himself mostly to television and cinema Padre padrone (Father and master), 1977 and Kaos, (Chaos), 1984 by Taviani brothers; Un eroe borghese, (A Middle-Class hero), 1994 by Michele Placido; I banchieri di Dio: il caso Calvi  (God’s bankers. The Calvi case), 2001 by Giuseppe Ferrara. He recently worked for cinema in La ragazza del lago (The girl by the lake), and Miracle at St. Anna by Spike Lee. Esteemed dubber, in 2000 and 2005 he was awarded the “Anello d’Oro” prize for cinema.


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Saturday 19 March, 20:45

Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi

Pordenone - Viale Franco Martelli, 2