Arte organaria a Cuneo
Arte organaria a Cuneo
A church: the ideal room to turn the sound into memory, to sweeten the most impassable musical passages, to melt,shape and ennoble note cascades, to brighten the old organ registers with a warm, amber-coloured light, shaded by the soft hue of Time.
A church: an extremely evocative environment, where complicated architectural volutes often live together with wooden furnishings that smell after the past and whose walls are filled with echoes, reflections, voices and consonances that are easily imaginable as made of a fine dust of sounds.
A church: the fittest context to house a throbbing and not to rule out essence: the Organ, a” living subject that change its shape and style from generation to generation”, true “mystery ripped by man from the harmony of creation”.
A church... many churches... a town; here an intriguing path between naves and galleries, echo's reverberations and lost in time notes, historic vaults and worn-out archive sheets shows up turning into the discovery of a so interesting as still poorely known and explored universe: the old and fascinating history of the organ art in Cuneo.
Born in Cuneo, musicologist and organology and history of organ art connoisseur, since his academic education - achieved cum laude with a thesis in Music History titled “ Transalpine Reflections In The Ancient Organ Art in South-West Piemonte - has devoted himself to researches, archives surveys and in depth studies about the ancient organ heritage in south-West Piemonte, expecially highlighting bonds and relationships with the similar artistical aspects from the other side of the Alps. He has actively taken place to lectures and courses about the introduction and specialization in the field of historical-organological matter as a speaker.
To this personal interest, he has always added - often catching and stressing the different interactions - a notable curiosity toward the most fascinating and less known aspects of the history, the environment and the musical life of ancient times in Cuneo, devoting a specific attention to the rediscovery and making the most of significant organ-makers and musicians, working on the local scenary through the centuries. (Caspar Langenstain, Johannes Baltsar Mueller, Lodovico Piantanida, Giovanni Antonio Zali, Carlo Bodro, Luigi Caldera).
Author of volumes, as well as articles and essays issued on specialized publications in Italy and abroad, he numbers to his credit many contributions and original discoveries about facts and characters of organ, artistic and musical history.