The archive to be created in this Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies project consists of an important collection of mainly previously unreleased tape recordings of traditional popular songs from the provinces of Verona, Parma and Reggio Emilia, recorded in the field in the early 1970s by the musician and musicologist Marcello Conati. The Veneto recordings in the collection amount to 35 tapes, mostly made in the areas of Fumane, Zevio, Ferrara di Monte Baldo, Lazise, Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo, San Bonifacio, Negrar and Marano di Valpolicella. The musical content of the collection is of great importance because it provides invaluable examples of oral-tradition music and popular culture in the Veneto, including some songs or music which have now died out.
Thanks to the renewed contribution of the Veneto Region and its collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, begun in 2021, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies has now been able to launch the project to safeguard, enhance and promote knowledge of this music collection through its digitisation, archiving and publication in a digital catalogue, edited by Costantino Vecchi.
The public presentation will be an opportunity to illustrate the results of the project and discuss the potential for further study and possible restoration and development projects to be agreed upon with the researchers.
Presentation will start at h. 4 pm
Segretario Generale, Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Direttore, U.O. Attività Culturali e Spettacolo, Regione del Veneto
Consigliere Regionale, Presidente della Sesta commissione consiliare permanente
Istituto Memoria & Durata
Direttore IISMC, Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Archivio IISMC, Fondazione Giorgio Cini