With: Eugenia Romanelli, journalist and author + Eva Tomei, photographer.

Have you ever been intimately accompanied around a city by an author or a journalist? Have you ever been the artistic subject for a professional photographer? The experience we are proposing is not a guided tour, but an immersion in the emotions the city can provide through the special oratory of a professional story-teller, captured for eternity in the portraits of a photographic master. Alessandra Celletti is an Italian composer of great stature. She was born in a purely classical environment, but her experiences have multiplied with deviations into a very personal musical and creative environment. A long way from facile categories, and difficult to classify in pre-existing clichés, her one, only and unavoidable center of gravity is the piano. She made her recording debut in 1994 with the work “Les sons et les parfums”, dedicated to the music of Debussy, Ravel and Satie. Since 2006 she has also figured as a composer with the work “Who will give me wings”, but still remains an appreciated interpreter of a vast repertoire that includes compositions by Janáček, Gurdjieff / De Hartmann, Scott Joplin and Philip Glass. In 2007 she published “The Golden Fly”, sixteen original compositions for piano, followed in 2008 by “Way Out”, where the sounds of the piano, natural and balanced, blend with the rhythmic intensity of the drums. She has collaborated with many peers: from the Swedish conceptual artist Paulina Wallenberg Olsson to the saxophonist Nicola Alesini, to the English composer Mark Tranmer (aka GNAC) with whom she published the album “The Red Pages”. The free movement of sounds has also facilitated the meeting between Alessandra Celletti and one of the greatest exponents of contemporary experimental electronic music, Hans Joachim Roedelius, with whom, in 2009, for the North American label Transparency, she composed the album “Hope for the substance of things”. At the same time, “Alessandra Celletti plays Baldassarre Galuppi”, an album dedicated to the eighteenth century Venetian author, was issued. In 2011 “Crazy Girl Blue”, the thirteenth album, was issued in parallel with a limited edition box set of 200 numbered copies of “Sketches of Sacagawea”, dedicated to the American native heroine Sacagawea. In the same year, with the German surrealist artist Jaan Patterson, Celletti composed the sound track album that accompanied the release of the previously unshown work by George Bataille “W.C.”. In the summer of 2013, Celletti was the author of a daring bet when she transported her piano around Italy on the back of a truck with the project “Piano piano on the road”. A film of the whole itinerary became a documentary that was selected to compete at the Edmonton International Film Festival in Canada and at the Zagreb Dox Festival in Croatia, while the trailer won the “Roma Videoclip Award – Cinema meets Music” Edition XXI. Our guests will have the opportunity to attend a private concert at the pianist’s home, in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of San Lorenzo.

Length: 1 hour

Cost: 500 euros per couple (including digital photo book composed of 10 portraits and images of the tour)