Cortonese second date for Mammut Jazz Fest with the Floors!
⚠️ ** ENTRANCE IS FREE **, but reservations are required at this link (https://forms.gle/UK4TxDKdTZXxiXVF9), in compliance with the regulations against the spread of Covid-19. ⚠️
The Floors project was born in April 2017 during the 'Auand Days' festival in Bisceglie by the will of Francesco Ponticelli, Francesco Diodati and Filippo Vignato. It is the same name as the band that evokes layered music, with a look at minimalism and polyrhythmic research but at the same time strongly anchored to the melody. Their repertoire was presented at Umbria Jazz 2018, in the prestigious setting of the National Gallery of Umbria, while in 2019 the band had a European tour that touched Spain, France, Holland, Poland and Switzerland ending in January 2020 in Orvieto for Umbria Jazz Winter.
PonFrancesco Ponticelli is one of the most active jazz double bass players in Italy, able to fit into the most diverse contexts, he has collaborated with many of the most influential musicians on the scene, making himself known for his great interplay and continuous imaginative contribution. His career began in Enrico Rava's New Generations project.
DioFrancesco Diodati is a guitarist who takes inspiration from tradition and looks to contemporary music, rock, folk, to develop a personal language, combining a spontaneous approach to melody and acoustic sound with a brilliant use of electronics and effects. Since 2014 he has been part of the New Quartet of the trumpeter Enrico Rava, with whom he also collaborates in a duo.
👉Filippo Vignato is an Italian trombonist and improviser born in 1987. Considered as one of the most interesting Italian musicians of his generation, he won the Top Jazz critics award for 'Best New Talent' in 2016 for his debut as a leader in the album Plastic Breath (Auand) and carries out an intense concert activity in Italy and Europe. His latest album is 'Ghost Dance' (2019) made in duo with cellist Hank Roberts.
On August 22nd the Mammut Jazz Fest arrives in Cortona!
** ENTRANCE IS FREE ** but reservations are required at this link (https://forms.gle/UK4TxDKdTZXxiXVF9), in compliance with the regulations against the spread of Covid-19.
DON KARATE: a musical journey that ranges between electronics, jazz and hip hop.
Don Karate are:
Stefano Tamborrino (drums), eclectic drummer with a varied background and creator of the project
Francesco Ponticell (bass), one of the most important Italian bassists of the new jazz generation, already chosen by Rava for his "new generation"
Pasquale Mirra (vibraphone), one of the most active Italian jazz musicians and a member of C'mon Tigre.
The group is completed with the visual art of Paolo Pinaglia which completes the performance.
Their new album "Don Karate for Original Culture (https://www.soundwall.it/premiere-don-karate-classe-totale/) has just been released
The opening will be OTONN (https://soundcloud.com/otonnduo), or Andrea Silvia Giordano on vocals and Nicholas Remondino on percussion, which will transport us in a trip of contrasts ranging from the most ethereal atmospheres to moments of pure noise.
Event in collaboration with Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo
A musical project born in a border area as a reaction to the lockdown. And it is precisely to overcome the barriers - the geographical ones between regions, those of isolation due to the pandemic, but also those between musical genres - the objective of the Mammut Jazz Fest, a traveling festival along the Val di Chiana, which began on July 28 with Wetuba live . From Arezzo to Lake Trasimeno, five cities for six concerts, in maximum safety: a route that will end on 4 September in Castiglione del Lago, at Rocca del Leone, starting from Fortezza del Girifalco in Cortona on 22 and 30 August.
A first edition that intends to test in these difficult times a project that has the prospect of growing over the years, to offer citizens of the Val di Chiana a musical calendar worthy of Italian and international festivals and to give positive impetus on the cultural level, economic and tourist. Arezzo, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Lucignano, Cortona and Castiglione del Lago, these are the cities of the first edition. The main theme is jazz, the search for a sound between acoustic and electronic, original and innovative compositions of musicians considered by critics to be the excellence of contemporary jazz. The event, organized by the Mammut cultural association, is sponsored by the Municipality of Civitella in Val di Chiana, which is the leader of the project, the Municipality of Lucignano, the Municipality of Cortona and the Municipality of Castiglione del Lago. Partners are Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo, Cicaleto Recording Study, Slow Food Val di Chiana, ONTHEMOVE Cultural Association, Banca Popolare di Cortona, Chamber of Commerce Arezzo and Siena, Confesercenti.
Dopo dieci anni dalla sua uscita Bobo Rondelli porta nuovamente sul palco 'Per Amor del Cielo', l'album che ha decretato la sua consacrazione tra i grandi della musica d'autore italiana.
L'intero album sarà nuovamente arrangiato in una veste ancor più nuda e intima: solo Bobo, una chitarra un pianoforte e un violino nella suggestiva corte della Fortezza del Girifalco a Cortona.
Oltre a tutta la tracklist dell’album, Bobo eseguirà le canzoni più importanti del suo vasto repertorio, anch’esse riarrangiate per l’occasione in una versione.
Bobo Rondelli - Voce e Chitarra
Claudio Laucci - Compositore - Pianoforte
Stive Lunardi - Violino
Una collaborazione tra Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo onlus, Comune Cortona e ONTHEMOVE associazione Culturale.
Ingresso nel cortile euro 10
Per info e prenotazione cena chiamare il 0575 1645507.
Sabato 3 agosto, dalle 23 in poi, torna ospite alla #FortezzadelGirifalco: Alex Neri produttore, musicista e dj.
Nato a Sarzana in Liguria ma fiorentino d’adozione, storico dj resident al Tenax, fondatore e membro dei Planet Funk.
Alex Neri è un’artista eclettico, visionario, innovatore, produttore e produttivo.
Nella suggestiva cornice della corte della Fortezza di Cortona.
Warm-up: Roberto Cangeloni dj
Ingresso euro 15 (in lista con consumazione inclusa).
Per info e liste chiamare il 0575 1645507.
Fifth of seven brothers, Quintilio Bruschi was born in a peasant family of Cortona on 2 March 1912. He spent his entire life in the heart of Valdichiana: first in Cortona, then in Acquaviva di Montepulciano, where he died in his 90s in 2002 .
He left Cortona at the beginning of the 1930s, to go to the Forte Santa Caterina in Verona, where he was an artilleryman and responsible for an arms depot. During the war he fought in Libya, where he was seriously injured in the parietal and was forced to repatriate. In 1937 he married Mafalda Crocini. The couple had no children, and could live on Quintilio's disability pension.
Bruschi began to sculpt and draw in 1970, at the age of fifty-eight. Before that time he had never worked wood, yet one morning he decided to get chisel and mallet and began to work the first piece of wood that he found, until he managed to create a whole figure that would later donate to Pope Paul VI.
Thanks to the sculpture, Bruschi managed to get rid of his anxieties, reworking them and transforming reality into an imaginary world. The art allowed him to overcome a profound depressive crisis that most likely dated back to the wound suffered in war.
Bruschi made impressive sculptures in oak, walnut, cherry, but also used old automobile tires, tin cuttings and cardboard.
Among his most frequent subjects, the self-portraits and depictions of women and men he defined as "of first eras". These figures have a sacral character and widen the arms, expressing amazement and a hypnotic and almost magical reverence. His female figures - busts and madonnas with naked breasts surrounded by nameless animals - denote an irrepressible sensuality.
His works recall the artistic traditions of exotic peoples, such as the totems of the Indian tribes, the pre-Columbian art and the sculptural depictions of Easter Island.
In his works we observe a profound mingling of the living beings of the present and of the past, an aspect already evident from the cultured quotations that are hidden in the titles: "The 800 coal house going up the mountain to make calories for the family", Duca D'Aosta "," La Nonna "," Infanzia "," Il Faraone "," Old India "," Minerva that comes from the head of Jupiter ".
What is surprising is that Bruschi, authentic self-taught, has never had technical and cultural influences: his is a spontaneous and singular creativity, which allows him to frame him in the naive, instinctive and devoid of a true tradition. As the art historian Oto Bihalji-Merin wrote, "like children and primitives, naïfs do not paint or sculpt what they see, but what they know or believe".
In life, Bruschi obtained praises, articles, reviews, good reviews from critics and television appearances. He could show his art in cities like Turin, Bolzano, Bari and Palermo.
His works were exhibited for the last time in 1997 at the exhibition Arte Necessaria at the Cantieri Culturali della Zisa di Palermo. Alessandra Ottieri, curator of the initiative, called Bruschi an outsider, bringing it together with eleven other artists able to create a deeply expressive and valuable art, even if completely self-taught, of humble origins, in some cases with psychological problems and without any relationship with the environment of official art.
From April 5 to May 5 2019 the private collection of the Bruschi family, "Old India", including some of Quintilio Bruschi's most expressive wooden works will be exhibited at the Fortezza del Girifalco, in the halls of the first floor in front of the inner courtyard.
The exhibitions is realized thanks to the support of the Municipality of Cortona
The second part of "Fortezza Live Summer" includes a special Jazz review, Jazz @ Fortress, organized by On the Move in collaboration with Dario Pagani, proposes 4 concerts one for every Sunday of the month:
Sunday August 6 - Moon Rays Quartet
Sunday August 13 - Klaus Lessman Quartet
Sunday August 20 - Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio
Sunday August 27 - the grand final with the music of the Collective Electrosofiko, which will combine with a special contemporary dance performance, thanks to the collaboration with Sosta Palmizi and the Bide (Spain) and Meaari (France) companies.
Cortona Sounday: noon-midnight, 12-hour party in the majestic Cortona's Girifalco Fortress.
Nothing will be left to chance, and once you enter, you will hardly be able to go back ... Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
See you on the dancefloor.
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N.B. The present receipt, of a cost of 12 €, must be presented to the cash desk on the day of the event and gives you the right to withdraw the entrance tickets for the Girifalco Fortress and for the event. (€ 5 Fortress + € 7 event).
We are happy to inform that during the next week ends of 25-26/3; 1-2/4 and 8-9/4 the Fortress will be open from 10.00 to 18.00.
Starting from april 14 the Fortress will be open every day.
For more info: http://www.fortezzadelgirifalco.it/oraribiglietti_eng.php
After the acoustic guitar workshop that they will hold in Arezzo, we have the honor of presenting the magnificent setting of the Fortress of Girifalco Woody Mann and David Mastrangelo with their acoustic blues guitars. An event not to be missed! The best dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine prepared by the expert hands of Sergio Salti and Marco Ghezzi will introduce the evening of great music. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Via Nazionale 45 in Cortona or at the ticket office of the Girifalco Fortress. Ticket for dinner + concert € 25 Ticket for only concert € 10 All the income of the event will be donated to the campaign in siupport of the Fortress restoration #FaiVolareilGirifalco at http://www.innamoratidellacultura.it/campaigns/fortezza-girifalco-cortona/#.V7rxXJUkrWh For information and reservations write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347 3300362.
Saturday July 2 the Girifalco Fortress will host an event and will be closed to the public
Facing the sunset on the terrace up the Santa Margherita bastion, or within the fresh curtains of Mastio in the Girifalco Fort, a yoga class, taught by Gabriele, it is recommended for people of all ages.
Gabriele suggest stretching exercises in various degrees of difficulty.
The purpose is to relax the body and mind regenerating using the breath to improve the relationship with oneself in union with the Whole.
Gabriele also specializes in teaching yoga of laughter: 'sometimes laugh with simple and effective exercises'.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. untill 8.00 p.m.
Flights of Eagles and Falcons in the 'Theatre of the Air' of Girifalco Fortress
"Those who ride the wind".
A afternoon away from the stress, cornicie in the beautiful landscape of the Fortress of Girifalco, you will admire wonderful aerial evolutions of falcons and eagles trained by falconers: Paolo Fontani, Gherardo Brami and Guglielmo Ventimiglia.
Il tuo PICNIC in Fortezza domenica 24 e lunedi 25 aprile.
Il picnic avra' luogo anche in caso di maltempo e si terra' nei magnifici spazi del Mastio.
Vieni a scoprire la stupenda Fortezza del Girifalco a Cortona, al resto pensiamo noi!
Siediti nei suoi assolati e verdi prati, scegli tra i buonissimi piatti e panini tipici toscani accompagnati da vini locali e altre bevande... e goditi il panorama più bello sulla Valdichiana!
Prezzi dei piatti, dai primi al dessert da 3,5€ a 6€
Abbiamo pensato anche ai vegetariani!
Orari: dalle 10.00 alle 18.00
Per info e costi scrivici a info@fortezzadelgirifalco.