the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.22

Alexander Balanescu, Pippo Delbono

Love and flesh

A concert by and with Pippo Delbono, who mixes his voice with the violin of Alexander Balanescu and the poetic words of Pasolini, Rimbaud, Eliot, in a quest for the secret, perhaps magic threads connecting persons and stories above and beyond different national and linguistic backgrounds. Maybe music is the secret story that keeps things together in harmony. ‘This concert,’ explains Delbono, ‘is my personal encounter with the violin. The same instrument that my father would play every night after coming home from work, and that he sold one day. The violin, the object of my presumed family connection to Niccolò Paganini. When I first heard Balanescu play the violin, I heard notes like cries of the soul coming out of his instrument.’


Alexander Balanescu

is a violinist and a composer, one of the most visionary of our time. He received his training in Bucharest, Jerusalem, London and New York. In 1979 he became director of the Michael Nyman Ensemble and has accompanied its tours for 15 years. In 1987 he founded the Balanescu Quartet, which has won great acclaim with its performances in many European and U.S. festivals.

Pippo Delbono

is an Italian author, actor and stage director. In the early Eighties he founded his own theater company and produced all of his shows, from Il tempo degli assassini (1987) to La Menzogna (2008). He won the 1997 UBU Prize with his Barboni. In 1987 Pina Bausch invited him to take part in one of her productions at the Tanztheater in Wuppertal. His works have been staged in theaters and festivals in over 50 countries. His 2003 documentary Guerra won the David di Donatello award.

All theevents2011


Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

Evento n.3

Kinds of lies

Evento n.4

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Can artificial life exist?

Evento n.6

Zygmunt Bauman

Reflections on the notions of community and network, on social networks and Facebook

Evento n.7

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The friar

Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

Evento n.10

Maurizio Bettini

Mythological forms of memory in ancient Greece and Rome

Evento n.11

Almudena Grandes, Ranieri Polese

History from the viewpoint of women

Evento n.12

Adriano Prosperi

Crime and forgiveness

Evento n.14

Gian Carlo Calza

Different, eccentric, extraordinary: aesthetics and creativity between Asia and the West

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

Evento n.17

Salvatore Veca

On philosophical imagination

Evento n.18

Vittorio Gregotti

City, metropolis and urban design

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

Evento n.21

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life is communication

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Evento n.24

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The merchant

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

In other people’s hearts and minds. A psychoanalyst between tradition and creativity

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

Evento n.28

Michela Marzano

Mind and body: anorexia, or the enigma of desire

Evento n.29

Alfonso Berardinelli

Intellectual types, styles and powers

Evento n.30

Luca Scarlini

The power of images, the images of power

Evento n.31

Felice Cimatti

Mind, communication and language in animals, including Homo sapiens

Evento n.32

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Regretting the families of yesteryear?

Evento n.33

Alberto Manguel

The Muse of impossibility

Evento N.34

Ennio Peres

Mathematics is the game of life

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

Evento n.36

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life yesterday, today and tomorrow

Evento n.37

Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni

A quiet sunny day. Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a friendship in verse

Evento n.39

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The knight

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