Museums at Night 2017

Seikilos to Euterpe - A sensory experience of music art dance and light

What's On

Italian Composer Rosolino di Salvo presents an immersive musical and multi-sensory experience including sculpture, sound, light, and dance, using modern techniques of electro-accoustic music that are inspired by the oldest recorded music known to man. Not just a concert, this will be an experience.

A work by Rosolino Di Salvo

The dancer moves on a base rhythm of the music which is carved in stone of an archaic world. A distant time that comes to us, as if the body draws curves of an ancient melody that is now reinterpreted by contemporary sounds.

Rossini di Salvo - left side of face Sensory Experience n. 7 is an emotional landscape that is based on Seikilos Epitaph, the oldest complete musical composition, including of the musical notation, from anywhere in the world (variously dated from about 200 BC to about 100 AD. The melody of this ancient work is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notation. It was was found engraved on a tombstone (a stele) from the Hellenistic town Tralles near Aydin, Turkey, not far from Ephesus. It is a Hellenistic ionic song in either the Phrygian octave species or Iastian tonos.

Seikilos to Euterpe is the title of the music and dance performance that the musician/composer Rosolino Di Salvo has written. It involves a dancer, two violinists, and a sound sculpture created by artist Angela Corti. He playes an electric guitar himself. It is a composition of soundscapes, and electro-acoustic music, which creates a portrait of sound and an emotional environment projected in a contemporary vision using structures inspired by Cage, Stockhausen, Reich, Part.

Essential information

Ticket Prices

Adult £8. Concessions £6


Performance begins at 1930. Bar open from 1830, during the interval, and after the performance

How to book

Book online. Bookings may also be made in person in the museum.

Licensed Bar

A licenced bar will be available selling beer, wine and soft drinks before and after the performance and during the interval.

The Musicians and Artists

Rosolino Di Salvo

Sicilian musician and composer, was born in Pforzheim (Germany) in 1970. At the age of twelve, he studied music with the famous Sicilian composer and songwriter Massimo Melodia and continued studying guitar with Dario Macaluso. He graduated at the University of Architecture and Guitar at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo, where he studied composition with Giovanni D’Aquila and Giovanni Damiani. He attended annual perfecting stages of the guitar with Giulio Tampalini and Masterclass with Claudio Piastra and Benjamin Dwyer. He was teaching assistant to Claudio Piastra at the Academy of Fine Arts Tadini in Lovere (Bergamo, Italy).

He has performed as a soloist with various chamber ensembles, with the Plectrum Orchestra of the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo and with the Plectrum Orchestra ”Armonie in Pizzico” of Brescia. Rosolino moved to Lombardy in northern Italy in 2011. He is busy teaching students and preparing them for admission to the Conservatory's guitar and composition courses.

His music compositions are edited by Bèrben Edizioni (Lieve, 2010, dedicated to the guitarist Giulio Tampalini, also curated by the guitarist and composer Giovanni Podera; La Deriva dei Sensi – Danza dell’entroterra per tre chitarre, 2011, dedicated to the trio Carlos Bonell, Flavio Cucchi, Claudio Piastra; Colori, seven preludes for guitar, 2012, curated by Claudio Piastra; La notte di Penelope, 2012, dedicated to the guitarist Giorgio Mirto, recorded by himself in “Nocturnes for guitar” collection (Brilliant 2012); Triptico della terra e del mare, 2013, for flute, voice and guitar, dedicated to the guitarist Giorgio Mirto.

Since 2011 his music compositions for guitar were admitted into contemporary music academy program of Conservatories and institutes of higher musical studies, in Sicily, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.

Musicians and colleagues with a keen sensitivity performed and included his music into their concert programs, some of them Giulio Tampalini (2010, World Live Concert on, November 5th Enoteca Sorsi e Bocconi in Albino BG), guitarist Fabio Maida (2011 , Auditorium Museo Archeologico CL) and guitarist composer Giorgio Mirto (2011, Sardinia; Palazzo Sforza Cesarini in Genzano, Roma, Teatro Avenida in Maputo-Mozambique; Tokyo – Japan Tour) , “the New Guitar Trio” Carlos Bonell, Flavio Cucchi, Claudio Piastra (2nd Guitar Festival “I colori della musica”, 2012 Auditorium Enrico Fermi, Celano AQ).

In recent years he has been predominantly oriented towards the language of avant-garde music. His current research is based on a theme in which harmony and form are at a tangent to various paths; his musical process also includes multiple stimuli, through the transfer of experiences that deconstruct the rigid structure of preconceived musical engineering. In the composition of landscapes, the tracks are structured from a collection of electroacoustic sounds that create a sound portrait of an environment, and following electronic manipulation schemes inspired by the poetry of Cage, Stockhausen, Reich, and Part, are conducted through minimalist forms of nature, which are reduced to the essential.

His music is constantly evolving, open and experimental, and its sounds are malleable and changeable, as is our life. Indeed, in his music there is a direct junction between the external and internal world.

He collaborates with musicians who have recorded his music for Brilliant Classics (Netherlands), 3Sixty Studios in Fulham (London UK), and with visual artists for whom he has composed and performed music for contemporary art exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Aamong the most recent are Chrysalis, Museum de Arta and Iaga Art Gallery, 2015, Cluj Napoca (Romania); the Art Gallery La Nacional, exhibition and musical performance In-Out the city, Art Director Robert Sanfiz, 2015, New York (USA); Fili-Form, works to be seen and listen to, recital at Le Dame Art Gallery at Meliá White House, 2015, London (UK); Sphera at Artrooms, Meliá White House, 2016 London (UK); Sphera, re:music, Auditorium Bowie, Scuola di musica del Garda, 2016 Desenzano del Garda, Brescia; Sensory Experience, Seminar and performance at Associazione Culturale Caffè Letterario Primo Piano, 2016, Brescia; La donna sotto la luna (tryptic dedicated to the artist Mary Bauermeister, wife of KH Stockhausen), Atelier Mary Bauermeister, 2016 Forsbach - Rösrath Köln (Germany); Sphera, La Nacional, Spanish Benevolent Society Gallery NYC (USA) and Italian American Museum, 2016 New York City (USA).

Marco Nicolussi

Born in Venice 1986, he began studying the violin at 5 years old with Edda Lazzarini and took part in several international competitions in Stresa and Gorizia in Italy. In 2000 he won first prize in the national competition "City of Castiglione delle Stiviere", for young violinists of the middle school and in 2001 he passed the fifth year examination at the Conservatory of Adria.

In 2002 he won third prize in the "Young musicians of the Adriatic" competition at Ancona in Italy. With major national youth orchestras, he has performed in prestigious festivals such as the "Ravello Festival" of 2003 and "Uto Ughi for Rome." In 2005 he obtained a classical graduation at the high school Liceo Marco Polo in Venice. He earned a law degree at the University of Bologna; therefore he started working at the law firm Valenti-Stocco in Venice. In 2008 and 2009 he attended orchestral training courses held by Leon Spierer (former of the Berliner Philharmoniker) organized in collaboration with the "Società del quartetto" and the Conservatory of Vicenza.

In 2008 by ORCV he played as second violin (participating as first violin also in 2009 under the direction of Inbal and 2010 with Gelmetti), he was a member of the national orchestra of the Conservatory in Genoa organized by the Conservatory "Niccolò Paganini". He graduated in 2009 under the direction of Carlo Lazari at the Conservatory of Adria. He collaborates with various orchestras and chamber formations including the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the youth orchestra "Luigi Cherubini", founded and directed by Riccardo Muti, where he currently holds the supporting role of second violin, Filarmonia Veneta (ORV), the ensemble Baroque "Seconda Prattica", "Offerta musicale" (chamber Orchestra of Venice) the Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta; he also collaborates with the chamber ensemble "Collegium Ducale" that operates in the artistic circle of the Palazzo delle Prigioni (located near to Palazzo Ducale) with whom he also performed as a soloist.

From 2010 to 2015 he attended master classes held by Dejan Bogdanovich in Chioggia and master classes held by Felice Cusano at the Music School of Fiesole and Rachel Podger, among the most important philological baroque violinists on the international scene. He attended master classes held by Francesco de Angelis (violinist at the Teatro alla Scala) and Roberto Ranfaldi (violinist at the TV RAI), Roberto Baraldi (violinist at Teatro la Fenice). He is currently studying with Fabian Rieser, row violin of Wiener Philarmoniker.

Bernardo Reppucci

Bernardo graduated under the direction of Gabriele Raspanti, he studied at the Music School of Fiesole with Felice Cusano. He still uses the valuable suggestions of the famous Neapolitan teacher and has devoted himself to the study of the baroque practice under the direction of Luca Giardini. In 2016 he won a scholarship by the Rotary Club of Bologna and followed as student the course held by Alessandro Perpich at House of Cultures in Bologna. As a soloist he has performed with the Orchestra "G. Torelli" of Bologna, “Chamber Orchestra Irpina" and the Camerata M.I.R. in the performance of the main Baroque concerts from Bach to Vivaldi. He never abandoned study of humanities, and was awarded a degree in Musical Disciplines at DAMS of Bologna with a thesis on "La technique supérieure de l'archet" by Lucien Capet. He played in various chamber orchestras as first violin: Colibrì ensemble, O.G.N. of Naples, Orchestra Città di Castrocaro, the Chamber Orchestra of Bologna and Orchestra G. Torelli. He is qualified to teach the violin in secondary schools and teach music at the second level P.P. Baldassari of Loiano.

Claudia Peri

Claudia Peri was born in 1983 and she began studying the flute at the age 12. At 14 years old she began attending the high music school and the Conservatory "Luca Marenzio" in Brescia under the direction of Mauro Scappini. After graduation she taught the flute in various music schools in Brescia and started working with with kindergarten and primary schools presenting her music projects.

Since 2008 she has deepened her knowledge of the flute with Marco Zoni, first flutist of the "Teatro La Scala" in Milan and has learned from Massimiliano Pezzotti and Giovanni Paciello. At the same time, she attended contemporary improvisation experimentation courses at the “Innerplay” ensemble (whose musicians are percussionist Fabrizio Saiu, guitarist Maurizio Rinaldi, bassist Giacomo Papetti and pianist Emanuele Maniscalco. Over the years she has worked with theater groups (Stage Stories, Flautomagico and Brincadera, and has performed in chamber music ensembles and rock music bands. From 2013 she attended the Academy of Musici di Parma with whose orchestra she performed at several events. Up until 2014 she was performing as duo "Cloudz" (flute, vocals and acoustic guitar) reinterpreting classic rock songs.

Chiara Borghesi

Born in Brescia in 1985, she began studying dance at age 8 by "Dance World" of Sarezzo directed by Roberta Botti (ARAD, Registered Teacher, CBTS Tutor / Supervisor) according to the method of the Royal Academy of Dance in London. In 2003 she began the study of contemporary dance with Renata Justino (Teatro Nuovo di Torino) and later with Roberto Altamura (SPID) Natascia Medaglia and Cesare Benedetti (Paolo Grassi), improvisation with Roberto Castello at the Takla Improvising Group Milan. In 2008 she graduated in Visual Arts and Fashion Design at the LABA Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia with the Thesis "The dress and gesture".

Since 2009 she has been studying Modern Dance with Matteo Corbetta (Teatro alla Scala). Due to her interest and passion for teaching, she has attended teaching courses in dance, proposed by Roberta Botti flanked by Sandro Cuccuini for a group of selected students at the Dance World. In 2010 she decided to improve her skills in contemporary dance, becoming part of the first course of training for teachers of contemporary dance in the Cunningham Technique created by Dino Verga, a leading exponent of Cunningham Technique in Italy at Aterballetto-Fondazione National Dance. This three-year training allowed her to study in close contact with with Dino Verga and internationally renowned teachers such as Cheryl Terrien (Merce Cunningham Dance Company) and Paolo Mangiola (Random Dance - Wayne Mc Gregor). Since 2010 she has been teaching contemporary dance at the “Dance World of Sarezzo” and "Culture of Fashion Materials" at the LABA Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia.

In 2014 she approached the artistic gymnastics and a new Italian discipline "FitKid" teaching Contemporary Dance, FloorWork and choreography at the “ASD D-Light Acrodanza". She also makes the scene costumes! She organizes annual training for teachers and students in the Cunningham Tecnique with Dino Verga. She continues to advance by working with national and international bodies (Studio Harmonique Paris - ImpulsTanz Vienna) experiencing various disciplines.

Angela Corti

Angela began her artistic career in the nineties. She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan in 2003, where she learned the techniques of painting, engraving and sculpture with the teachers Giuseppe Maraniello, Davide Boriani, Paolo Minoli, Massimo Pellegrinetti, Andrea Del Guercio and Luce Delhove; she was immediately attracted by the materials, the plastic forms and choose sculpture, with expressive references, which refer to both the conceptual and the abstract informal style. She chose immediately the non-figurative style, which keeps so much in the engraving, as in the sculpture. She then learned engraving techniques at the Laboratory of Luigi Corsini and sculpture at the School Vantini in Rezzato (Italy). She also studied foreign languages at the Catholic University of Brescia.

Her sculptural search started after her academic studies. Through an operation of deconstruction-reconstruction, fragments of marble blocks, and recomposition of the broken parts by weaving them with metal wires, she creates a new form, new life. The sculpted stones assume sometimes rounded forms, sometimes instead remain raw and lead us to look through, exploring and crossing the slits, which, although not repairable, are recomposed with a patient weaving. She has exhibited in various cities, by Art Galleries and Museums including: Italian American Museum, (New York USA); The National Spanish Benevolent Society Gallery, (New York USA); Atelier of the Artist Mary Bauermeister, Forsbach – Rösrath (Germany); FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Solferino (Mantova – Italia); IAGA InternationalArt GalleryAngels (Cluj-Napoca Romania); Meliá White House, London (UK); CO-ART-CO Contemporary Art Collection, Bagnolo Mella – Brescia (Italy) ; Art Vilnius 2015, with Iaga InternationalArt GalleryAngels (Vilnius – Lithuania); Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair, with Iaga InternationalArt GalleryAngels (Athens – Greece); Rome, with the participation of Philippe Daverio; Miniartextil Como, edited by Luciano Caramel, Vito Capone and Mariacristina Cedrini (I / CH). Later in Montrouge (Paris – France) and Venice (Italy); Kaunas Galleria Meno Parkas Unsopportable Reality, Lithuania; 36th Yokosuka Gallery, 36° Peace Exhibition of art, Japan; Italian Institutes of Culture in Krakow, Barcelona, Bucharest, Ljubljana Gallery Kud France Preseren.