Concert to celebrate Italian unity

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Concert to celebrate Italian unity

A new work inspired by the history of Italy's unification created by musician Andrea Centazzo will debut in HCM City and Ha Noi on September 13 and 15.

Multi-talented: Italian Andrea Centazzo will debut his multimedia work in Viet Nam as Italy celebrates national unity in 1861. — File Photo

HA NOI —

Centazzo is a pioneer of video art and contemporary percussion. He merges his music, based on traditional percussion instruments, with digital media and videos to create unique video art. He has dedicated himself to the creation of multimedia shows since 1998.

The show is a journey inside the places and people involved in the historical expedition of 1,000 volunteers led by General Giuseppe Garbaldi, who started in northern Italy and moved the fight to southern Italy in a journey that contributed in a decisive way to the unification of Italy in 1861, said Italian ambassador Lorenzo Angeloni.

The piece was dedicated to Garibaldi who even today stands out for his purity, strength and charisma, said Centazzo

"Centazzo will play with the interaction between images and live music, historical narration and his own emotional involvement, bringing the audience toward the discovery of new visual and sound connections," the ambassador said at a press conference.

In three chapters the show tells the story of Garibaldi. Film clips about Garibaldi will be featured in the event and videos shot by the artist specifically for the Viet Nam shows will be combined with images from the artist's archive.

Centazzo will play a percussion keyboard connected to two computers which, at the touch of a key, will recall sounds and sequences he has previously recorded.

"Centazzo composed the pieces to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italian unity," said the ambassador.

Centazzo is a prize winning multimedia artist with a career that spans over 30 years. He has performed in more than 2,500 concerts and live performances in the world.

The shows are developed with sponsorship from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam and its members. — VNS

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