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Luigi Ceccarelli


Tupac Amaru – la deconquista, il pachacuti [2007]

musical opera from a poem by Gianni Toti
reciting voice Giovanna Mori

Live version (1997)
Audio version (1998)
Video version (2007) by Giulio Latini

musical opera from a poem by Gianni Toti
reciting voice Giovanna Mori
surround diffusion 7.1

Live version (1997)
video Gianfranco Lucchino
video elaboration Giulio Latini
scenography Gianfranco Lucchino
sound design Luigi Ceccarelli

Audio version (1998)

Video version (2007)
video by Giulio Latini

duration: 17’
commission: Europa Festiva – Ferentino (Ita)
1st performance: Ferentino (FR) (Ita), Europa Festival – September 13, 1997

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This piece was born from a poetic text by Gianni Toti about the epos of Inca prince Tupac Amaru.
The action starts at the rising of indios against the spanish conquistadores, nine years before the French Revolution.
The conclusion of the poem takes place, though, in our time, and talks about the cruel ending of the kidnapping at the Japanese Embassy, caused by the present President of Peru.
In these epic vicissitudes past and present melt, mingle and get united within the legend of Latin American People’s liberation from the conquistadores of all times.
The aim of the composer was that of transforming this fascinating and complex text into a charming and amazing postmodern adventure.

In Tupac Amaru Luigi Ceccarelli tries to convey the expressive force of present music into moulding the words and giving them a strong emotional power, expanding the original meaning of the text.
This work was realized at Edison Studio – Rome in september 1997. The sound processing is mainly based on analysis and resynthesis but also on conventional studio techniques used in a radical way.
All the vocal parts of the work were realized with Giovanna Mori’s voice.
Tupac Amaru was premiered at “Europa Festival” in Ferentino in september 1997: the actress may be performing live, with a real-time use of a video camera, and slides projection with the text.
The original pre-recorded tape is divided in 4 tracks.


…….   we are particularly surprised by Tupac Amaru,la deconquista, il Pachacuti (2007), a musical work from a poem by Gianni Toti. With an epic cut, it unfolds in a moving fresco that reminds us, amidst voices and movements of sound masses, the tragic story of the Tupac Amaru guerrillas in the name of liberating Latin America from dictatorships. A political work that does not fall into the risk of easy rhetoric but exalts, through a complex narrative structure, human values and ideals that are still current.
(Paolo Carradori, in Il Giornale della Musica, 27/09/2021)

Edison Studio DVD – 2008
including – Tupac Amaru
video version
duration 17:00
Compact Disc: Auditorium EdiLDC278 1139/40
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Tupac Amaru, ou on télescope une légende inca de la premiére revolution de ce peuple contre les conquistadors dans les années 1780 avec des émeutes anti-Fujimori (Funky-Fucky-More dans le livret). La traduction est projectée sur écran, à la maniére des surtitres àl’opera traditionnel. L’idée du parallélisme Révolutionnaire est intéressante ……… L’usage de la diffusion dans l’espace est remarquable, le rythme et les citations de genres musicaux appropriés, et on se dit que voilà l’équivalent électronique d’un bon opéra de cape et d’épée de Verdi.
(François Tousignant – Le Devoir (Canada) 19/10/2003)

live version
13 Set 97 – Tupac Amaru Ferentino (FR) Europa Festival – live voice Giovanna Mori
Oct 31, 98 – Atene, Art Athina 98 – Italian Art Today – live voice Giovanna Mori
Nov 16, 98 – Roma, Festival Nuova Consonanza, Acquario – live voice Giovanna Mori
Jun 06, 02 – Ferrara, Festival Aerforum – live voice Giovanna Mori
Sept 14 2021 – Firenze, Festival Phonè, Tempo Reale, Limonaia di villa Strozzi – live voice Marianna Murgia
audio version
Oct 24, 98 – Gorizia, XII Colloquio Informatica Musicale
Nov 07, 98 – Stockholm Electronic Music Festival XX, NICEM, Fylkingen
Jan 18,n 99 – Roma, Universitˆ “La Sapienza”, Facoltà di Psicologia
May 28, 99 – Bourges, Festival “Synthése”, Theatre Jaques Coeur
Dec 10, 99 – Trento, Festival “Ondine”, Sala Sosat
May 12, 00 – Catania, Suonimmagine, Istituto Musicale “Bellini”
Jun 03, 03 – Bruxelles, Festival Musiques et Recherches, Chapelle de Boondael
Oct 16, 03 – Montréal (Canada), Festival “Rien à voir”, Espace Go
May 11, 04 – Bologna, Festival Angelica, Raum
Nov 11, 06 – Bari, Silence 2006 Festival, Auditorium dell’I.P.S. Gorjux
Mar 06, 07 – Vienna (Austria), Alte Schmiede, Elektronischer Frühling
Oct 07 16 – Avellino, Auditorium of the Music Conservatory, Contemporary Music Week
video version
Mar 20, 07 – Roma, Goethe Institut, Eine Frage [nach] der geste
Sep 29, 09 – Còrdoba (Argentina) Museo de Bellas Artes “Emilio Caraffa”, XX Jornadas Internationales de Mùsica Electroacùstica

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