Questo tempo

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  • Artist(s): Beatrice Arrigoni, Luca Di Battista, Nazareno Caputo, Stefano Battaglia
  • Composer(s): Beatrice Arrigoni, Luca Di Battista, Nazareno Caputo, Stefano Battaglia
  • Edition: Da Vinci Jazz
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Vocal
  • Instrumentation: Drums, Electronics, Marimba, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Vocal
  • Period: Contemporary
  • Publication year: 2022
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“QUESTO TEMPO” is the result of two years of research focused on the dialogue between music and poetry, in particular between musical improvisation and pre-existing poetry.
The project was born inside SJU (Siena Jazz University) and in particular within Laboratori di Ricerca Musicale coordinated by the musician Stefano Battaglia.
The research, initially focused on contemporaneity, is spontaneously focused on women’s poetry of our days and places, on female authors in Italy, even in the full belief that the word poet is universal without any gender distinction.
The choice of the text falls therefore on poems of representative poetesses of the last decades’ poetry.
Therefore, a repertoire in Italian consolidates the natural link with the language, so singing is more authentic, direct and conscious. And a contemporary repertoire to establish a further link with the present context through the art of improvisation, the core of which is linked to a principle of expressive urgency synthesized in a presence in the moment, here and now, a particularly ambitious, sought-after and stimulating priority for each performer.
In an ethical conviction that both music and poetry have no need of each other (music aspires to be poetic in itself,
and poetry already contains the musical parameters – timbre, rhythm, melody, harmony) and that poetry should be read and in itself only needs silence and therefore a reading that takes place in an empty space.
The decision to set poems to music must come from desire to lead language back to its ancestral-sensitive metalinguistic part, Where timbres and rhythms prevail over the narrative sense of language, as If the word were already music and fully inserted equally into the musical action, together with the other sounds of musical instruments.
The choice of repertoire has been determined by features of the text, in a formal sense and in a meta-linguisitic sense (sounds, rhythms, visions, symbols, evocations) favouring timeless content without specific chronological and historical references.
The degree of abstractness of the text (which is sometimes quite literal, given the presence of evocative neologisms) favours a musical/metalinguistic type of work on poems, leaving room for all (re)interpretations and opening up a multitude of possibilities for re-elaborating both the sentence, which is almost always syntactically deconstructed, as well as of the word and the syllable, in an attempt to get to a true musical structure in which the poems represent a further and main parameter, like a generative nucleus capable of transmitting the deepest and most elusive sense of the verse without singing it in a narrative sense.
The work on the spaces and on the articulation of the text has been fundamental for the performance of the poems, and has developed in relation to the definition of balances that are different each time between the instruments, with a view to adhering to a common aesthetic, which is not the overlapping of poetic art with music or vice versa, nor the juxtaposition of two languages or two means of expression, but aspires to a third osmotic entity that merges the main contents to discover a unique dramaturgy.

Artist(s)

BEATRICE ARRIGONI
Singer, composer and improviser. She trained at “Civici Corsi di Jazz” in Milan and graduated with full marks in Jazz Singing from the Conservatory of Milan. She participated in several international jazz seminars, receiving a scholarship for the improvisation workshop “Istantanee” at Cini Foundation (Venice). In 2016 she won the contest “Acquedotte” organized by MIDJ, and in 2021 she got to the final of the “MEI Superstage” jazz contest. She published her original music projects Innerscape (Emme Record Label), My River runs to thee (TRJ Records), Nel Canto Presente (Honolulu Records). She studied improvisation with Stefano Battaglia, composition with Mauro Montalbetti and vocal technique with baroque music singer Elena Carzaniga. She is a member of several projects of original music and improvisation. She performed at Bergamo Jazz Festival, Sile Jazz Festival, Festival Miniere Sonore, Festival Area M, Novara Jazz Festival, Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Arcimboldi in Milan, San Babila Theatre in Milan, Accademia Chigiana in Siena. She has collaborated with Achille Succi, Stefano Battaglia, Marco Vaggi, Giovanni Falzone, Antonio Zambrini, Claudio Fasoli, Riccardo Luppi, Roger Rota, and many others. She graduated in Modern Literature with full marks and summa cum laude.

LUCA DI BATTISTA
Luca Di Battista studied with internationally renowned drummers including Marcello Di Leonardo, Lorenzo Tucci and Greg Hutchinson.He graduated with full marks and honors in jazz drums at the Luisa D 'Annunzio Conservatory of Pescara. He is the winner of prestigious competitions including the “Festival dei Conservatori Italiani” in 2013, the “Premio Abbado” in 2015 and, in the same year, a Scholarship at Columbia College in Chicago with the well-known trumpeter Dave Douglas. He records with important Italian jazz labels including Dodicilune, UR Records, Nuccia records, Maremosso, Nusica.Org, Da Vinci. Winner in 2019 of MIDJ AIR Project o for an artistic residency in Tirana (Albania) Italian Institute of Culture. He played in numerous national and international festivals in Italy, USA, Turkey including: Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival, Pescara Jazz, Fano Jazz by the sea, Jazz Showcase Chicago, Jazz Session Istanbul. He played and recorded with: Dave Douglas, Rosario Giuliani, Maurizio Rolli, Enrico Zanisi, Luca Mannutza, Max Ionata, Gigi Cifarelli, Carlo Morena, Enrico Pieranunzi, Luca Bulgarelli, Paolo Recchia, Maria Pia De Vito, Angelo Valori, Bepi D’Amato, Bruno Tommaso, Roberto Spadoni, Massimo Morganti, Mauro Ottolini, Stefano Battaglia and many others.

NAZARENO CAPUTO
Nazareno Caputo studied classical percussion at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence, where in 2013 he graduated with full marks and honors.
He studied with internationally renowned musicians, including Andrea Dulbecco, Dado Moroni, Enrico Rava, David Friedman, Mike Mainieri, Stefano Battaglia, Matt Mitchell, and many others. He attended several jazz seminars, including the Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop and Nuoro Jazz seminars (where he won two scholarships, including that one for best student in 2016).
Winner of various awards (appointed among the winners of the Jazzit Awards 2018 in the vibraphone category and awarded Top Jazz 2021 as best new talent by Musica Jazz magazine), he appeared as a sideman in several projects, including Umberto Tricca’s Moksha Pulse and Ferdinando Romano’s Totem (with Ralph Alessi).
He records as leader of the project PHYLUM the first album of the formation, that received which received great national and international attention, being awarded one of the best debuts of 2021 by the review The New York City Jazz Record and included in Top Jazz (best album category of 2021) by Musica Jazz magazine.
He graduated in architecture at the University of Florence and his musical research is flanked by architectural research.

STEFANO BATTAGLIA
Born in Milan, he began to study piano when he was seven years old. His classical career includes several Italian and European festivals, hundreds of concerts as a soloist.
In 1986 he was invited to the J.S. Bach Festivals; in 1991 he performed as soloist of the Orchestra Giovanile Europea. In the jazz scene he was awarded as best new talent of 1988 and 1999 best Italian musician from the magazine Musica Jazz. His several collaborations include all the best Italian musicians and several international artists as Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Dewey Redman, Tony Oxley, Barre Phillips, Steve Swallow, Enrico Rava, Aldo Romano, Bill Elgart, Dominique Pifarely, Jay Clayton, Pierre Favre and many others.
He played more than 3000 concerts as an improviser in all the most important festivals and in many international appointments all over the world. He recorded more than 100 cd (mostly as a leader and for solo piano), received many awards for his solo piano and trio recordings. Besides the solo performance, he focused his research on the trio format (piano bass and drums) and on the duo piano-percussion format (with Tony Oxley, Pierre Favre, Bill Elgart and Michele Rabbia).
Actually, he teaches in Siena Jazz jazz masterclasses from 1988, and from 1996 he has been conducting the Laboratorio Permanente di Ricerca Musicale which is a workshop on musical research, improvisation, composition and creation in music. Since 2004 he is recording as a leader for ECM Records (Several important work on cd among which: Raccolto, Re: Pasolini, Pastorale, The river of Anyder, Songways, Pelagos).

Composer(s)

BEATRICE ARRIGONI
Singer, composer and improviser. She trained at “Civici Corsi di Jazz” in Milan and graduated with full marks in Jazz Singing from the Conservatory of Milan. She participated in several international jazz seminars, receiving a scholarship for the improvisation workshop “Istantanee” at Cini Foundation (Venice). In 2016 she won the contest “Acquedotte” organized by MIDJ, and in 2021 she got to the final of the “MEI Superstage” jazz contest. She published her original music projects Innerscape (Emme Record Label), My River runs to thee (TRJ Records), Nel Canto Presente (Honolulu Records). She studied improvisation with Stefano Battaglia, composition with Mauro Montalbetti and vocal technique with baroque music singer Elena Carzaniga. She is a member of several projects of original music and improvisation. She performed at Bergamo Jazz Festival, Sile Jazz Festival, Festival Miniere Sonore, Festival Area M, Novara Jazz Festival, Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Arcimboldi in Milan, San Babila Theatre in Milan, Accademia Chigiana in Siena. She has collaborated with Achille Succi, Stefano Battaglia, Marco Vaggi, Giovanni Falzone, Antonio Zambrini, Claudio Fasoli, Riccardo Luppi, Roger Rota, and many others. She graduated in Modern Literature with full marks and summa cum laude.

LUCA DI BATTISTA
Luca Di Battista studied with internationally renowned drummers including Marcello Di Leonardo, Lorenzo Tucci and Greg Hutchinson.He graduated with full marks and honors in jazz drums at the Luisa D 'Annunzio Conservatory of Pescara. He is the winner of prestigious competitions including the “Festival dei Conservatori Italiani” in 2013, the “Premio Abbado” in 2015 and, in the same year, a Scholarship at Columbia College in Chicago with the well-known trumpeter Dave Douglas. He records with important Italian jazz labels including Dodicilune, UR Records, Nuccia records, Maremosso, Nusica.Org, Da Vinci. Winner in 2019 of MIDJ AIR Project o for an artistic residency in Tirana (Albania) Italian Institute of Culture. He played in numerous national and international festivals in Italy, USA, Turkey including: Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival, Pescara Jazz, Fano Jazz by the sea, Jazz Showcase Chicago, Jazz Session Istanbul. He played and recorded with: Dave Douglas, Rosario Giuliani, Maurizio Rolli, Enrico Zanisi, Luca Mannutza, Max Ionata, Gigi Cifarelli, Carlo Morena, Enrico Pieranunzi, Luca Bulgarelli, Paolo Recchia, Maria Pia De Vito, Angelo Valori, Bepi D’Amato, Bruno Tommaso, Roberto Spadoni, Massimo Morganti, Mauro Ottolini, Stefano Battaglia and many others.

NAZARENO CAPUTO
Nazareno Caputo studied classical percussion at the Conservatorio “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence, where in 2013 he graduated with full marks and honors.
He studied with internationally renowned musicians, including Andrea Dulbecco, Dado Moroni, Enrico Rava, David Friedman, Mike Mainieri, Stefano Battaglia, Matt Mitchell, and many others. He attended several jazz seminars, including the Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop and Nuoro Jazz seminars (where he won two scholarships, including that one for best student in 2016).
Winner of various awards (appointed among the winners of the Jazzit Awards 2018 in the vibraphone category and awarded Top Jazz 2021 as best new talent by Musica Jazz magazine), he appeared as a sideman in several projects, including Umberto Tricca’s Moksha Pulse and Ferdinando Romano’s Totem (with Ralph Alessi).
He records as leader of the project PHYLUM the first album of the formation, that received which received great national and international attention, being awarded one of the best debuts of 2021 by the review The New York City Jazz Record and included in Top Jazz (best album category of 2021) by Musica Jazz magazine.
He graduated in architecture at the University of Florence and his musical research is flanked by architectural research.

STEFANO BATTAGLIA
Born in Milan, he began to study piano when he was seven years old. His classical career includes several Italian and European festivals, hundreds of concerts as a soloist.
In 1986 he was invited to the J.S. Bach Festivals; in 1991 he performed as soloist of the Orchestra Giovanile Europea. In the jazz scene he was awarded as best new talent of 1988 and 1999 best Italian musician from the magazine Musica Jazz. His several collaborations include all the best Italian musicians and several international artists as Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Dewey Redman, Tony Oxley, Barre Phillips, Steve Swallow, Enrico Rava, Aldo Romano, Bill Elgart, Dominique Pifarely, Jay Clayton, Pierre Favre and many others.
He played more than 3000 concerts as an improviser in all the most important festivals and in many international appointments all over the world. He recorded more than 100 cd (mostly as a leader and for solo piano), received many awards for his solo piano and trio recordings. Besides the solo performance, he focused his research on the trio format (piano bass and drums) and on the duo piano-percussion format (with Tony Oxley, Pierre Favre, Bill Elgart and Michele Rabbia).
Actually, he teaches in Siena Jazz jazz masterclasses from 1988, and from 1996 he has been conducting the Laboratorio Permanente di Ricerca Musicale which is a workshop on musical research, improvisation, composition and creation in music. Since 2004 he is recording as a leader for ECM Records (Several important work on cd among which: Raccolto, Re: Pasolini, Pastorale, The river of Anyder, Songways, Pelagos).