Gianni Biondillo Painè Cuadrelli Storie Milanesi Live – Episode 3
12 DEC 2017
Ticket 15,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 10,00 Euros
Students 7,00 Euros
Running time 75'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
A secret city, outside of common places and well-trodden routes, emerges from the project Storie Milanesi. It revolves around fifteen figures who have shaped the city’s cultural landscape between the 19th century and today: writers, like Alessandro Manzoni and Lalla Romano, architects and designers, of the likes of Vico Magistretti and Achille Castiglioni, collectors such as Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi, artists, like Emilio Tadini and Mario Negri – they all offer extraordinary perspectives from which to discover Milan. These fifteen voices speak through just as many emblematic places: neighborhoods, streets, art studios, museum homes.
Storie Milanesi, conceived by Fondazione Adolfo Pini and curated by Rosanna Pavoni, first came to life as a website which collects audio traces and other materials on the figures and places the project revolves around. The writer Gianni Biondillo is the author of the texts.
Following an invitation by Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, these stories are adapted for the theatre for the first time: here they come to life again in Biondillo’s own performance, with musical accompaniment by Painè Cuadrelli and archival images and videos.
Episode 3: Poldi Pezzoli, Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Francesco Messina, Ernesto Treccani
Gianni Biondillo, traveller, author and architect has been publishing for Guanda since 2004. He is known for his mystery novels with Inspector Ferraro. During these years he has written about various subjects such as architecture, psycho-geography, travels, eros and fairytales. In 2011 his novel I materiali del killer received the Premio Scerbanenco-La Stampa and the Prix Violeta Negra in France. In 2016 he published a history novel on the Futurists called Come sugli alberi le foglie. He writes for both cinema and television, he is part of the editorial staff of “Nazione Indiana” and publishes regularly for various daily and national press outlets. His works have been translated in various European languages.
Painè Cuadrelli is a musical producer, sound designer and dj, active in the field for more than 20 years. He is a reference point when it comes to Italian electronic music and the relation between sound and media. From his studio in Milan he composes and produces music for films, documentaries, installations, exhibitions, runways and communication projects. He has collaborated with national and international radio stations producing various programs. His projects also include working on combinations between electronic music, mixed-media and sound memory through collaborations with various institutions, museums, fashion and design companies. He has produced three albums Simplemente Asì, Spontaneous, Hey Presto! for the label Right Tempo as well as collaborated with international artists on creating remixes (Soslo, GaMaPaWa). He is the coordinator of the Sound Design major in IED Milan where he also teaches. He is the founder and artistic director of the mixed-media platform Compl8 Produzioni through which he produces discs, multimedia content and other musical initiatives.
Born in1991 by initiative of Adolfo Pini (1920-1986), the Fondazione Adolfo Pini is based in Milan in an elegant building of the late ‘800’s in Corso Garibaldi 2. Besides Adolfo Pini who was a man of science and a physiology professor, in that building the painter Renzo Bongiovanni Radice (1899-1970), Pini’s uncle, resided and worked. He was a big influence on Pini regarding the interest the latter took in the arts. According to Adolfo Pini’s intentions, the Foundation is dedicated to his uncle’s memory with the objective to promote artistic works through studies, exhibitions, and the support of young artists of all disciplines through scholarships and various initiatives. The Foundation also promotes the figure of Adolfo Pini who, besides being a scientist, was also a writer, poet, composer and art aficionado,and who represents the perfect synthesis between scientific and humanistic cultures. Among the initiatives promoted by Fondazione Adolfo Pini are Circolo dei Lettori curated by Laura Lepri, Storie Milanesi curated by Rosanna Pavoni and new projects, curated by Adrian Paci, dedicated to contemporary art.
(Italiano) Storie Milanesi è un progetto di: Fondazione Adolfo Pini
curato da: Rosanna Pavoni
Storie Milanesi Live è una produzione di: Triennale Teatro dell'Arte e Fondazione Adolfo Pini
testi e interpretazione: Gianni Biondillo
musiche: Painè Cuadrelli