Davide Dileo (Boosta) discusses four books by Tahar Ben Jelloun
for Thesis/Dedicafestival


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Can books be recounted using music?

Boosta, keyboard player and co-founder of the group Subsonica, recounts four works by Tahar Ben Jelloun, sharing with the public the evocative effects, the images and the sensations which he experienced during his reading of the works and translating the words into a musical score. A narration that turns into a highly personal appreciation of the book and thence into music.

Each book has its own intrinsic musicality, and Boosta, accompanying himself on he piano, guides us through this new dimension.


Davide Dileo
stage name Boosta, is a musician, DJ, composer, writer, journalist and TV presenter. Born in Turin, Boosta is one of the founders of the group Subsonica, Italy’s best-known alternative rock band, which has six albums to its credit (three of which went platinum), selling almost 500,000 copies and winning numerous awards (Premio Amnesty Italia, MTV Europe Music Award, Premio Italiano della Musica, Italian Music Awards, Premio Grinzane Cavour and many, many more). Boosta made his début as a writer in 2003 with Dianablu, followed in 2011 by Un buon posto per morire, written together with Tullio Avoledo and published by Einaudi. This work received the Premio Salgari for the best adventure novel of 2012. In the same year, be published Toc Toc – Storie di bambini, magie and capricci (Giunti), his first children’s book.


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Saturday 15 March, 20:45

San Francesco former Convent

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13

Admission € 8,00 (numbered seats)