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30.05.2016 05 GIUGNO 2016: FELICITA' E MUSICA 

SPECIALE INCONTRO A LAINATE (MI)

Cinque lectio magistralis organizzate dal Comune di Lainate (Mi), con Ovadia, Sini, Torno, Picco e Scurati, sul tema della felicità.

Domenica 5 giugno, ore 17: Felicità e musica.
Cesare Picco presenta: Ad occhi chiusi tra le note, alfabeti di felicità.

Ariston Urban Center di Lainate (MI) in L.go Vittorio Veneto 17/21. Ingresso gratuito.

LEGGI ARTICOLO DI PRESENTAZIONE

 

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30.05.2016 "SPIRIT OF THE PIANO" THE VIDEO

FROM THE TREE TO THE STAGE

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CESARE PICCO

From YAMAHA MUSIC NEDERLAND - BELGIUM - LUXEMBOURG

De vermaarde Italiaanse componist en pianist Cesare Picco heeft met Yamaha samengewerkt bij de productie van een prachtig geregisseerde korte film, die de reis in kaart brengt van het creëren van het Yamaha-vlaggenschip de CFX-concertvleugel, van de boom tot het podium.

Internationaal bekend vanwege zijn baanbrekende en experimentele benadering van zijn muziek, is deze filosofie de hele 'Spirit of the Piano' door zeer herkenbaar. De video toont de relatie tussen de unieke tradities en cultuur van Japan en het instrument, en biedt op hetzelfde moment een uniek en doordacht inzicht in het land zelf.

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From YAMAHA MUSIC DEUTSCHLAND - OSTERREICH 

Der preisgekrönte italienische Komponist und Pianist Cesare Picco hat in Zusammenarbeit mit Yamaha einen beeindruckend inszenierten Kurzfilm produziert, der sich mit dem Wesen des Konzertflügels CFX auseinandersetzt.

Picco ist international bekannt für seine wegweisende und experimentelle Herangehensweise an die Musik. Seine Philosophie wird auch im Video deutlich: „Spirit of the Piano“ veranschaulicht die ganz besondere Verbindung des Instruments zu den einzigartigen Bräuchen und der Kultur Japans. So gewährt der Kurzfilm zugleich einen faszinierenden und tiefgreifenden Blick auf das Land selbst.

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From YAMAHA MUSIC UK

The acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Cesare Picco has partnered Yamaha in producing a beautifully directed short film which charts the journey in creating Yamaha’s flagship CFX concert grand from the tree to the stage.

Internationally known for his pioneering and experimental approach to his music, this philosophy is very apparent throughout “Spirit of the Piano”. The video depicts the relationship between the unique traditions and culture of Japan and the instrument, at the same time providing a unique and thoughtful insight into the country itself.

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From YAMAHA MUSIC ESPANA

El aclamado compositor y pianista italiano Cesare Picco ha producido, en colaboración con Yamaha, un hermoso corto que narra la historia de un piano de conciertos CFX, estandarte de la marca, desde el árbol hasta el escenario.

Reconocido internacionalmente por su visión vanguardista y experimental de la música, su filosofía queda patente en “Spirit of the Piano”. La pieza se enfoca en la relación única entre la tradición y la cultura japonesas y el instrumento, al tiempo que ofrece una visión personal del propio país para el intérprete.

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From YAMAHA MUSIC PORTUGAL

O aclamado compositor e pianista italiano Cesare Picco, em parceria com a Yamaha, produziu uma belíssima curta-metragem que retrata a história de um piano de concerto CFX, desde a árvore até ao palco.

Reconhecido internacionalmente pela sua visão vanguardista e experimental da música, a sua filosofia está patente em “Spirit of the Piano”. O filme mostra a relação entre as tradições e a cultura japonesa com o instrumento, ao mesmo tempo oferece uma visão pessoal e introspetiva do próprio país.

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24.05.2016 "PIANORAVE" A PIANO CITY MILANO

Il grazie a tutti da Cesare con un po' di foto QUI

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19.05.2016 20 MAGGIO 2016: PIANORAVE A CATERPILLAR RADIO 2 RAI

CESARE PIANO LIVE SESSION

Una piccola anticipazione di PIANORAVE in casa di amici: 

RADIO 2 CATERPILLAR con Massimo Cirri e Sara Zambotti - In onda dalle 17:30 alle 19:00

#pianorave #pianomi2016 #caterpillar

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18.05.2016 PIANORAVE A "MEMO" RAI 5

L'INTERVISTA A CESARE

MEMO, l'agenda culturale di Rai 5, presenta i suoni di PIANO CITY MILANO. Cesare parla anche del concept di PIANORAVE.

#pianorave #pianomi2016 #rai5 #memo

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28.04.2016 21 MAGGIO 2016: CESARE PICCO "PIANORAVE" 

IL BEAT DANZA TRA I TASTI DEL PIANOFORTE

PIANO CITY MILANO 2016

 

Il nuovo progetto di Cesare Picco per PIANO CITY MILANO 2016:

"PIANORAVE"

PIANO LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS WITH DJ SET AND LIVE SET 

Concept: Cesare Picco / Direction: Cesare Picco and Leo Perini

Sabato 21 2016 at SANTERIA SOCIAL CLUB

Viale Toscana 31 - Door: 23:45

On Stage:

Cesare Picco piano / Taketo Gohara sound design

PROGRAM

00:00 – 01:00 TIME MACHINES: THE HAPPY MAN (Apparel music)

01:00 – 02:00 SCRATCHING SOULS: DJ 2P

02:00 – 03:00 CLUBBY CLOUDS: ANDREA VANNELLI Sound Therapy

03:00 – 04:00 TECHNOTES: BLAKE Inc.

Ogni ora un beat diverso: pianisti e Dj per una notte tutta da ballare. PIANORAVE è una piattaforma musicale che pone al centro il pianoforte e porta il suo magico suono a dialogare con i beat creati in tempo reale da Dj e Sound designer. Il battito elettronico farà da contrappunto al suono del pianoforte in un flusso ininterrotto e con un crescendo continuo. Sul palco, la capacità di interplay e di ascolto tra pianista e creatore del beat è al centro dell’atto creativo. 

Different beats: pianists and Djs for a dancing night. PIANORAVE is a platform putting the piano and leading its magical sound to talk with the beats created in real time by Djs and Sound Designers. The electronic beat will be the counterpoint of the piano in an uninterrupted flow with a continuos crescendo. On the stage the interplay and listening capability between the pianist and the beat creator is at the centre of the act of creation.

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21.04.2016 LATEST MOVIES WITH CESARE'S ORIGINAL MUSIC

 

SPIRIT OF THE PIANO: HERE

Production: Yamaha Music Europe and Blumargot Edizioni
Direction: Cesare Picco

FORNASETTI "TOC-TOC": HERE

Agency: POMO
Direction: Virgilio Villoresi

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINUS: HERE

Agency: DLV BBDO
Direction: Igor Borghi

LOVE ENIGMA: HERE

From the album "Original Sin", Cesare plays clavichord and Wurlitzer Piano
Camera and Edit: Marcantonio Corrieri

 

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07.04.2016 I 50 ANNI DELLA RIVISTA "LINUS"

LA MUSICA DI CESARE PER IL FILM

Speciale compleanno della rivista Linus, con un film dedicato che racconta di pagine di vecchi Linus accartocciate, strappate, impiegate negli usi più disparati continuano a vivere perché le storie che contengono si possono ferire ma non uccidere.

QUI IL FILM

Agency: DLV BBDO
Direttori Creativi Esecutivi: Stefania Siani/Federico Pepe
Regia: Igor Borghi
DOP: Gigi Martinucci
Production Company: Indiana Production Company Executive Producer: Karim Bartoletti
Producer: Silvia Bergamaschi
Edit: Luca Angeleri
Musiche: Cesare Picco

 

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31.03.2016 “SPIRIT OF THE PIANO” A VIDEO WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CESARE PICCO

Available on all official Yamaha platforms worldwide

 

ENGLISH SUBTITLES VERSION HERE

 

JAPANESE VERSION HERE

 

On March 31st the video work of authorship “SPIRIT OF THE PIANO” (Piano no Tamashii) will be available on official Yamaha platforms worldwide. The video is written and directed by the Italian pianist and composer Cesare Picco.

The video is available in two versions: a special version for Japan with the voice of Andrea Pompilio, a famous national television personality of the NHK tv network, and the version for the rest of the world with the voice of Cesare Picco and English subtitles.

 

Yamaha has invited Cesare Picco to document with his sensibility and originality the connection between ancient traditions e contemporary philosophy, through spirituality, nature and state-of-the-art technology, that is the basic elements that give life to unique instrument such as CFX pianos.

 

In “SPIRIT OF THE PIANO” Cesare Picco has placed his poetics and his personal relationship together with his beloved instrument: everything is set in the landscape of Japan, a special country well-known and often visited by the author.

 

Cesare Picco says: “This is the story of my love for the piano and for a special country that has radically changed my way of making music. In fact it's a pleasure to think that in Japanese culture  everything has its own spirit. Therefore also the piano, which is a living instrument created by human intelligence with different selected grain, has a spirit inside. With this video I gave it a voice and I can give a sense to my quest while I'm learning from the instrument itself”.

 

“SPIRIT OF THE PIANO” is a real descent inside the heart of the piano, in the places where the concert grand piano CFX Yamaha is created and where it takes its shape, but also inside the tradition of hundreds of expert craftsmen and engineers who create a unique instrument thanks to precision and concentration.

 

In the course of this long journey, Cesare Picco has often visited inaccessible places, for example Kakegawa atelier, where expert craftsmen blend ancient tradition with state-of-the art technology, or Iwata foundry, where Yamaha creates its own piano frames. 

 

While working side-by-side with Matteo Girola, the visual director, Cesare had the opportunity to meet engineers and craftsmen of CFX and then has brought his music in the Yamaha Halls of Tokyo and Hamamatsu, until the special final concert held in the amazing Katsuragi Kitanomaru, the ancient house of samurai that is now open to the public.

 

The special idea of elegance and inspiration to nature that distinguishes the fashion brand ETRO is part of this project because Cesare Picco wears ETRO’s suits that have been especially designed to represent the blend of poetics and spirituality. 

 

 

Information about the video:

 

SPIRIT OF THE PIANO (Piano no Tamashii)

Duration: 10 minutes

Format: 16:9 HD

Produced by Yamaha Music Europe and Blumargot Edizioni

Directed by Cesare Picco

Created by Cesare Picco and Monica Malavasi

Editing by di Erika Manoni

Cinematography by Matteo Girola

Sound and mix by Daniele Valentini

 

VERSIONE IN ITALIANO: YAMAHA MUSIC ITALIA

 

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24.03.2016 "SPIRIT OF THE PIANO" (Piano no Tamashi)

DAL 31 MARZO 2016

Dal 31 MARZO 2016 "SPIRIT OF THE PIANO" (Piano no Tamashii) il video d'autore scritto e diretto da Cesare sarà disponibile su tutte le piattaforme digitali Yamaha del mondo. Un viaggio in una terra speciale, l'incontro con le mani sapienti di chi plasma i legni per farli vibrare, la voce di uno Spirito che non si può vedere ma che sta a noi voler ascoltare.

"SPIRIT OF THE PIANO" (Piano no Tamashii) short movie written and directed by Cesare Picco available March 31 2016 on Yamaha Official Channels worlwide.

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