Seminar Italian Composers and Cinema: 1945-1975

Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Nino Rota, 8 ½. Colonna sonora originale del film omonimo, LP, CAM 1963, copertina.
Fondo Nino Rota, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia.

As a follow-up to the study days organised in 2014, the Institute of Music has organised a seminar on Italian composers who were active in the thirty years from 1945 to 1975. Coordinated by Gianmario Borio and Roberto Calabretto, the four sessions of the seminar will deal with the relations between opera and cinema, jazz influences, and philological research conducted in the archives of Egisto Macchi, Giacomo Manzoni, Nino Rota and Roman Vlad, held by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. 

The seminar can be situated in the research area of “the audiovisual experience” and is part of a series of events dedicated to the soundscape in Italian cinema.  The speakers in the sessions will be flanked by discussants, who will dialogue with the public in order to encourage an exchange of ideas between scholars with different backgrounds.