ELEMENTI: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Lamusa II, Carolina Martines


Aeroporto Francesco Baracca - Lugo

Il 5 agosto all’interno di un hangar dell’Aeroporto Francesco Baracca di Lugo, che prende il nome dall’asso della Prima Guerra Mondiale, si potrà assistere al live di un musicista di fama internazionale, che sarà presto rivelato. La serata proseguirà con il djset eclettico di Lamusa II, nome d’arte di Giampaolo Scapigliati, musicista elettronico italiano e dj basato a Milano. Ad esibirsi come dj ci sarà anche Carolina Martines, co-founder del collettivo artistico bolognese Undicesimacasa.

ELEMENTI è una rassegna di musica contemporanea ideata dalle associazioni MU e MAGMA durante il lockdown del 2020 con l’intento di ritrovare una dimensione performativa immersiva all’interno di paesaggi naturali dall’elevata potenza emozionale che caratterizzano il territorio romagnolo.

La terza edizione di ELEMENTI è realizzata in collaborazione con il Comune di Cervia e il Parco della Salina di Cervia, l’Unione dei Comuni della Bassa Romagna, Comune di Lugo, Comune di Fusignano, Comune di Cotignola, Comune di Bagnacavallo, Comune di Bagnara di Romagna, Comune di Massa Lombarda, Comune di Cesenatico, Comune di Faenza.

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (born in Isfahan/Iran in 1978) started taking Tombak lessons at the age of 6. Overwhelmed by the power and fascination of music he learned to play the drum so quickly his teacher was unable to teach him any more skills at the age of 9. In the same year Mohammad Reza Mortazavi won the annual Iranian Tombak competition, in which only the country’s best musicians are allowed to participate. In the following years he continued to win this competition another six times. At the age of just 20 Mohammad Reza Mortazavi was considered by many as the world’s best Tombak player. In the course of his career he developed over 30 new striking and finger techniques and revolutionised the traditional way of playing – not always to the joy of the old masters. The audience in Teheran was delighted and his concerts were regularly sold out. At the age of 22 the musician travelled to Germany for the first time and performed with great success in Munich. Apart from releasing several CDs he has been invited to a range of concerts throughout Europe, where he has swept audiences off their feet. In 2003 he received the German World Music Award RUTH in the newcomers’ category – as one of over 600 candidates. In March 2010 his concert successes were crowned by a solo concert he gave at the Philharmonie in Berlin. In 2010 Mohammad Reza Mortazavi also started to work with flowfish.music and that on two releases at once: the solo CD GREEN HANDS and the DVD Live at the Berlin Philharmonie. 2011 he was invited to Europe’s most important World Music Fair – WOMEX 11 in Copenhagen – to present his music in a showcase. His solo tour for the album CODEX started in 2013, with almost 100 concerts around the world in venues such as the World Music Festival in Shanghai, China, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Philharmonie Köln or several times at the Fusion Festival in Germany. For the final concert in 2015, he sold out the Samaritan Church (Samariterkirche) in Berlin. In the same year Mohammad Reza Mortazavi started a regular acoustic event in Berlin, called TRANSFORMATION which is also the name of his 8th solo album, released in 2016. Mortazavi presents his music both solo and in international projects with other musicians as well as producers, theatres and dancers – examples are his compositions and live-performances for Jochen Ulrich and his ballet company at the Landestheater in Linz in 2011, compositions for Helena Waldmann with live-performances around the world, several productions for the Odeon theatre in Vienna or co-operation with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in 2015. Mohammad Reza Mortazavi has received consistent positive coverage in the form of concert reviews, media portraits and features in media ranging from BBC/Persian TV, arte, ARD, ZDF, ORF, 3Sat, BR and NDR to Voice of America. In October 2019, his latest album Ritme Jaavdanegi was released on the Parisian label Latency, named by Pitchfork as one of the best experimental albums of 2019. Mortazavi has performed in concert halls such as Philharmonie Berlin, Sydney Opera House, in cooperation with Rundfunkchor Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and at festivals including Atonal, Rewire, Roskilde, Fusion, Ancient Trance, Seanaps, and Minimal Music. Since 16 years Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is living and working as a musician and composer in Germany with base in Berlin.

Lamusa II is the stage name of Giampaolo Scapigliati (1990), an Italian electronic musician and dj based in Milan. He explores different corners of electronic music using analog and digital synthesisers accompanied by drum machines, percussions and electric guitar/bass reminiscent of psychedelic and experimental obscure-ambient music. He attended the Red Bull Music Academy Montréal in 2016 and he hosts a monthly radio show at Rinse France exploring experimental, soundtracks music, krautrock, idm, new wave and contemporary scene. He played at ‘Pitchfork Music Festival’ 2016 in Paris and he performed a live show at ‘Sónar Festival’ 2017 in Barcelona. His debut EP ‘Club Mondo 2000’ Vinyl 12” has been released March 2017 on Gravity Graffiti rec. and he recently started a collaboration called ‘Maledetti’ with the head of the label ‘Riccardo Schirò’ and they released ‘Ritmi’ on February 2018 a five tracks EP EBM oriented. His first LP ‘Vago Libero’ was released on October 2018 through Gravity Graffiti rec., it’s a record focused on library/experimental music. November 2018 he did a collaboration with the talented Marie Davidson and they released a single on Ninja Tune called “La Ecstase” accompanied by a remix from Silent Servant, available on Vinyl 12”. His latest release is called ‘Sulfureo’, it’s an 11 tracks concept album out March 2019 on John Talabot’s label Hivern Discs X. In 2019 he did is first broadcasted ‘Boiler Room’ at Ortigia Sound System Festival in Syracuse, IT. In 2021 in collaboration with OSS Festival he did a residency at ‘Chiesa Gesù e Maria’ in Syracuse,IT together with the saxophonist Gianni Gebbia and the electronic musician/pianist Donato di Trapani they founded a group called ‘L’Ora Blu’ recording an experimental/ambient album which will be released mid 2022. In 2022 he released a six tracks EP called ‘Popoli’ on Garzen Records a label founded by Red Axes.