A roda dos planetas errantes

Giovanni Guaccero & Choro de Rua

music by G. Guaccero

(CD, AlfaMusic, 2016) - Egea

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During his career Giovanni Guaccero has worked with musicians and writers both as performer and as composer, and he has helped found several groups.

As a composer in the early '90s, he worked mainly with writer and director Francesco Randazzo (Filottete, 1991 and Infedelis Peregrinatio, 1995), to whose texts he also went on to compose a few songs. In '95 he worked with Roberto Gualtieri on the drafting of the text for Salmo Metropolitano (Dialogo con Pasolini, quasi un oratorio).

As a performer, playing piano in the areas of jazz and bossa nova in the early '90s (when he worked with Rosalia De Souza, Ana Chagas, Marcelo Martins and Pablo Martin Garcia), he went on to found the group Alquìmia together with Alessandra Del Maro (Sandra Del Maro) in 2000. The aim of the group, which also featured Nicola Raffone, Stefano Cogolo and Gianfranco Tedeschi, was to integrate different musical languages, from free improvisation to song. Various events and concerts were produced with Alquìmia, and the group recorded the CD Musica per le montagne which included songs written with the Brazilian poet Maria Lúcia Verdi. Alquìmia has worked with musicians including Massimo Coen, Eugenio Colombo, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Sabina Meyer and Pasquale Innarella.

In the late '90s and early years 2000 he started working with Massimo Coen and I Solisti di Roma, Bruna Liguori Valenti's Coro Aureliano, Alessandro Vecchiotti and Enrico Marocchini, and he worked with Enzo Siciliano on the creation of the Melologue Il viaggio della vita, composed to work by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

In 2002 he started working with Alessandro Sbordoni and the other composers of the group Aleanova (who included Daniele Del Monaco, Igor Fiorini, Paolo Marchettini and Gianfranco Tedeschi). It was with AleaNova, after performing scores by C. Cardew, D. Guaccero and M. Bortolotti, that the project with Ennio Morricone for the aleatoric score Multipla took shape, and was then reworked as part of the project “Morricone-Lubitsch”, which provided the sound accompaniment to the silent film “Die Puppe” and was performed live for the first time in May 2004 at Rome's Goethe Institut. It was repeated on various other occasions, including a performance at l'Aquila's Associazione Barattelli in December 2005. In November 2009 he directed Multipla for the opening of Crossing Sounds, the 46th Nuova Consonanza Festival held at Villa Aurelia, with the participation of several musicians, including Don Byron and Jan Mitchell.

Following a trip to Brazil in 2005, he created the group Obalalá, which has worked with Rosalia De Souza, Eddy Palermo and Gabriele Coen, and wrote several songs with the Brazilian authors Marco Antonio Costa, Eloi Stein, Geraldo Carneiro and with De Souza herself.

At the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio he worked with Giovanna Marini on the composition of the piece Al Diavolo (for the documentary Al momento giusto, 2005) and also for the event “Viva la Musica - Variazioni su un canto popolare” (Teatro Palladium, Rome - May 2009), which he took part in with the group I Canzonieri, founded at the school in 2008, for which he has written songs composed to poetry by Maria Jatosti.

Since 2008 he has been working on musical theatre projects with the actor-singers Sandra Del Maro, Monica Demuru and Patrizia Rotonda.
Since 2011 collaborates with the singer and songwriter Priscilla Bei for writing several songs.
In 2011 he collaborated with writer Giorgio Somalvico for the realization of the work of musical theater "Una riunione soncertante" and in 2014 with Francesco Maschio for the opera "Il Dottor Vetrata".
Since 2013 collaborates with Choro de rua and with Zé Galia e since 2015 with EfeitoBrasil and Archilochus 5et.





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