Marranzano World Fest

6° Edition | 2015

Ten years after its first edition, the Marranzano World Festival continues its biennial journey of research on musical instruments from folk traditions, starting from Sicily and reaching out to the cultures of distant peoples. The marranzano is not only one of the main objects of this research, as a musical instrument that encapsulates millennia of material and immaterial musical culture, but above all, it is the ideal metaphor for everything that is typically Sicilian but at the same time widespread worldwide, for everything that has ancient roots but extends towards the future. After covering in its biennial history all instrumental categories (idiophones, membranophones, aerophones, chordophones, and voice), this tenth-anniversary edition focuses on new inventions in the world of acoustic musical instruments and innovative approaches to traditional vocal techniques. The investigation into the concept of “boundaries” is therefore at the center of this edition, hosted in the splendid setting of Parco Horcynus Orca, poised between land and sea against the backdrop of the Strait of Messina, but with an important preview at the venue where the festival was born, the Monastero dei Benedettini in Catania.

As in every edition, the festival program combines moments of scientific exploration with more playful and informative initiatives. From the round table discussions that explore new technologies for the representation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional knowledge to folk parties centered around traditional dances. From the photographic exhibition on the construction of the marranzano in Sicily to practical music workshops on traditional techniques. From concerts featuring prominent Sicilian and international artists to the craft instrument market and in-depth discussions with guest artists.

Programme

PREVIEW

26 june

16:00 • Parco Horcynus Orca (Torre Faro, Messina)

Traditions and New Technologies
STUDY DAY
Discovering the past to envision the future

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
With the participation of
Luca Recupero (Marranzano World Fest)
Carlo Condarelli (YouCultures)
Stefano Roveda (AK LAB/Studio Azzurro)
Manlio Garavaglia (AK Lab)
Antonio Scuderi (Capitale Cultura, de Agostini)
Giorgio Grasso (University of Messina, Department of Cognitive Sciences)
Ignazio Buttitta (Buttitta Foundation)
Rosario Perricone (International Puppet Museum A. Pasqualino)
Mario Sarica (Museum of Culture and Folk Music of the Peloritani)

19:00

Opening of the exhibition
VIBRANT SOUL
Photographic exhibition on the construction of the Marranzano in Sicily
by Renè Purpura | PhNeutro

20:00

INAUGURAL APERITIF

21:00

FOLK FESTIVAL
With the participation of
Salvatore Vinci
Pippo Benevento and the friends of the barrel organ
The Singers of Galati Mamertino with Antonio Smiriglia

1 july

19:30 • Monastero dei Benedettini (Catania)

MEETING
with Görkem Şen (Turkey), inventor of the Yaybahar

21:30

Preview Concert
MWF PREVIEW
with the participation of
GÖRKEM ŞEN (Turkey)
Neptune Chapotin (USA/France/India)
Maura Guerrera and Giancarlo Parisi (Sicily)
And with the special participation of
I LAUTARI (Sicily)

FESTIVAL

Parco Horcynus Orca (ME)

2 july

21:00

Festival Opening
“A BALLU” PARTY
Folk Dance and Music School of Tavola Tonda
Surprise performances by festival guests

3 july

19:30

MEETING
with Michele Piccione and the Politimbrico Tambourine

21:30

MARRANZANITE
Gathering of Sicilian Marranzano Players

With the participation of
Davide Merrino, Giorgio Maltese, Pippo Distefano, Fabio Tricomi, Gemino Calà, Puccio Castrogiovanni, Giuseppe Roberto, Turiddu Costa…

Neptune Chapotin (USA/France/India)
Áron Szilágyi (Hungary)
And with the special participation of I Boo Daci’s (Sicily)

4 july

19:30

MEETING
with Paolo Angeli, inventor of the Prepared Sardinian Guitar

21:30

Concert
AT THE BORDERS OF SOUND… AND BEYOND

Giuseppe Severini (Sicily)
Paolo Angeli (Sardinia)
Görkem Şen (Turkey)
And with the special participation of Alfio Antico (Sicily)

5 july

19:30

MEETING
with Görkem Şen (Turkey), inventor of the Yaybahar

21:30

Concert
VOICES BEYOND THE BORDERS OF SOUND

Maura Guerrera and Giancarlo Parisi (Sicily)
Actores Alidos (Sardinia)
featuring Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva, Russia)

23:30

AFTER CONCERT
Party with the special participation of IPERcusSONICI (Sicily)

Labs

Traditional Dances from Sicily to Europe

 

with Barbara Crescimanno (Tavola Tonda – Palermo, Italia)

 

 

“Modern” Tambourine

 

with Michele Piccione (Palermo, Sicily)

 

 

Sicilian Tambourine

 

with Fabio Tricomi (Catania, Sicily)

 

 

Marranzano (Traditional Sicilian Jew’s Harps)

 

with Fabio Tricomi (Catania, Sicily)

 

 

Doromb

 

with Áron Szilágyi (Kecskemet, Hungary)

 

 

World Mouth Harps

 

with Neptune Chapotin (France/USA)

 

 

Sicilian Folk Song

 

with Maura Guerrera (Catania, Sicily)

 

 

Construction of Folk Instruments, Cane Flute, Tambourine, Ephemeral Sound Objects

 

with Felice Currò (Messina, Sicily)

 

Sardinian Polyphonic Songs

 

with Actores Alidos (Sardegna)

 

 

Harmonic Singing of Central Asia

 

with Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva, Russia)

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Contacts

Infos about Festival
and parallel activities:
info@marranzanoworldfest.org

Artistic production e direction
MoMu Mondo di Musica
info@mondodimusica.it
www.mondodimusica.it

Esecutive production and administration
Associazione Musicale Etnea
info@ame.ct.it
www.ame.ct.it