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2014 Programme

Event #22

Paolo Rossi, Gianmaria Testa

Out of Place

A brand-new performance premiering in Sarzana. Paolo Rossi, the most bizzarre and scathing of the Italian comedians, and Gianmaria Testa, a singer-songwriter who has for some time become accustomed to coming to terms with “other” territories with respect to songs as they are traditionally defined, share a journey that is an open space, a piece of destiny, a time suspended inside which just about everything can fit: music, dream, hope, word, laughter, and, above all, the feeling – an increasingly tangible one – of always and in any case being.out of place. Also on the stage musicians like Emanuele Dell’Aquila (guitars) and Nicola Negrini (double bass, electric bass and U-bass).?Like snow in April/like the too many badly spoken words/ like, so to speak/an actor/who treads the stage/with a singer-songwriter»


Paolo Rossi

is a multifarious actor who goes from clubs to large stages, from traditional theatre to cabaret, from TC to a circus tent proposing his own personal way of performing. Numerous theatrical performances (including Recital, Chiamatemi Kowalski, anti-musicals under Soleri’s direction), travelling performances (Il circo di Paolo Rossi), TV shows (Su la testa, Il Laureato, Scatafascio, Che tempo che fa) and cinema. In November 2012 he debuted with L’amore è un cane blu, la conquista dell’est.

Gianmaria Testa

singer-songwriter, has done more than three thousand concerts across Europe, Canada, USA. His records include: Montgolfières, Extra-Muros, Lampo, Il valzer di un giorno, Altre Latitudini, Da questa parte del mare (Premio Tenco 2007), Solo - dal vivo, Vitamia, il live Men at work. He has collaborated with countless musicians, including Mirabassi, Pietropaoli, Fresu, Rava and artists like Giuseppe Battiston, Marco Paolini, Erri De Luca. In May his book-cum-record was released, entitled Biancaluna, illustrated by Altan (Gallucci).

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