Nicola Piovani – “Notes on the Side.”

Thursday 28 December 2023
h. 21:00
Sala Petrassi
Nicola Piovani – “Notes on the Side.”

Notes in the margin
by Nicola Piovani
Marina Cesari sax
Marco Loddo double bass
Vittorino Naso percussion
Nicola Piovani piano
A Fondazione Musica per Roma production

"Notes on the sidelines" is a kind of autobiographical story, commissioned from Nicola Piovani by the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 (under the title "Leçon Concert"). It is a show in which Piovani shares with the audience experiences, memories and emotions from over forty years of his career. In the wake of memoirs and anecdotes, the Maestro retraces some of the great encounters that marked his path, from Federico Fellini, fondly remembered for his small quirks and mastery as a director, from the Taviani to Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni, with episodes narrated with lightness and sincerity. Life experiences between music, cinema, and theater that Piovani recounts by accompanying them with the notes of his piano, along with saxophone and double bass. Telling it in music helps to understand the meaning of Piovani 's narrative who emphasized, "I cannot remember a single moment in my life when there was not music."