Ennio Morricone in concert
Ennio Morricone will conduct the Rome Symphony Orchestra and the Fenice Choir in a concert that retrace his splendid career, organized by the Venice Casinò, the 10th and 11th september at 9 pm. in Saint Mark's square.
It always happens at the best concerts.
We end up in a deep dreamlike condition, gently rocked by the melodies.
Melodies which are the prelude to private, unconfessable, unrepeatable images, subjectively guided in a dilated, vast, amniotic darkness.
Ennio Morricone, in concert on the 10th and 11th of September, Saint Mark's Square, surely knows this meditative activity very well: an activity in which the brain releases cerebral waves which can stimulate creativity, which are the prelude to the birth of ideas, developing the atmosphere most suited to the mind's free activity.
To us, this seems to be the reason for the abundance of melodies with which the Roman composer has flooded us in the last fifty years.
It is no coincidence, nor is it a simple circumstance, that Morricone has dedicated himself principally to cinema, indissolubly linking his melodies to audiovisual memory cells, permanently impressed in the minds of all of us.
At a certain moment of the twentieth century, the century of cinema, music almost decided to abandon the exclusiveness of sound, that abstract quality which has always been recognized, definitively ending up in the images which it inevitably helps to create. As if it were figurative art.
Morricone expresses, in a masterful way, that throbbing of images which is the result of listening; he makes it real in the self-generating activity of melodic cells which, conceived together with the images (Morricone works in close contact with directors) result in giving form to the collective imagination.
Music made of concrete sound, of direct evocations of settings and personages, emotions and interrelationships: a genuine sampler of melodic and sound unity, which follows and amplifies the images, finally welding everything into an organic, autonomous whole.
As examples, we have the melodies from the films directed by Sergio Leone, characterized by a series of stylistic methods which are still unique, of undeniable effectiveness, so functional that they may become stereotypes.
di Martina Buran e Riccardo Triolo | :venews
10 e 11 september
San Marco square