MAXXI Auditorium – entry € 5
Ticket for five events € 20 or € 15 for people aged less than 30 and journalists producing their card
curated by Edoardo De Angelis
Every event, moderated by songwriter Edoardo De Angelis, is devoted to a decade, starting from the ‘60s up to the present day. With the help of musician Michele Ascolese and musicologist, critic and journalist Luciano Ceri, De Angelis asks the audience to embark upon a path of memory and knowledge in search of news, data and trivia to recount the world of Italian songwriting and its deep connection with all figurative arts.
On top of the screening of historical images, artworks, covers and live musical performances, each meeting is also accompanied by Il quadro di Assante, namely a moment of reflection (and a pill of wisdom) by journalist, music critic and radio and TV writer Ernesto Assante, who will provide the audience with his take on the changes, evolution or involution that Italian songwriting has undergone over the years.
In the last event, the account starts from a new generation of songwriters that increasingly strays from the “old school”, the members of which often take up writing and painting: witness Edoardo Bennato or Paolo Conte. Caparezza, namely the rip-roaring representative of new Italian songwriting, dedicated each song of his album Museica to a different artwork, while ever more covers display the creations of visual artists.
Fausto Pellegrini TV journalist, musician and writer
Luisa Melis creator and director of the Premio De André award
Giordano Sangiorgi historian in charge of the MEI (Meeting Etichette Indipendenti, Meeting of independent labels).
Cantautore Necessario is realised with the support of the MaiSoli centre for home treatment of Rome.