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Pavia Barocca 2020

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Se, come il viso, si mostrasse il core

(Would that the heart were seen as is the face... Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Enraged)
Pavia Early Music Festival, 21 March/7 July 2020

The visual of Pavia Barocca 2020 is a collage of pictures and graphic elements. As suggested by the subtitle, the main element is a heart, an ex voto. Art (music) is dedication, passion and devotion. It might be painful, but it's also essential, and vital. Instead of the traditional flame, the sacred heart - pierced by a note - is surmounted by a graphic crown. This shape reminds to floral arabesques and rococo ornaments, redesigned in a contemporary style. And it's (unbelievably) made of embellishments and music notes

Inspiration come from a quote by Murakami Haruki's Absolutely on Music. Thinking about the third movement of the first symphony by Gustav Malher, in fact, Japanese conductor Ozawa Seiji explains that "[...] It is the rhythm of the heartbeat. It gives a solid frame, a structure to music. Timpani do not wait – as you would not wait the beat of a human heart –, therefore the double bass must not stay back. [...]"

It sound impeccable, we can't stay back as our heart always beats for (Early) music.
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