Musicraiser crowdfunding platform has just launched a fundraising campaign that interests us closely. Because it affects a project of Riccardo Tesi, composer and organ player of the most important in the field of popular music and contemporary art of our country. It is specifically a volume enclosed CD titled “Riccardo Tesi: a life buttons. From world music to the great songwriting with the accordion on his shoulders”, by the music critic and philosopher Neri Pollastri. As you can read in the note presenting the project, the book traces the entire career of the Tuscan musician and will be released next June, “for sixty years only this artist in our musical landscape, the main protagonist of the rebirth of one old instrument like the accordion, the column of the creation of a modern Italian music reminiscent of folk but well-rooted in the present, appreciated abroad as few other musicians of our country”. The author has been able to make use of contributions and testimonies of some protagonists of the Italian music scene, such as Stefano Bollani, Ivano Fossati, Elena Ledda, Francesco Magnelli, Marc Perrone, Banda Osiris, but also of scholars such as Franco Fabbri, Francesco Giannattasio, Ezio Guatimacchi. As is usual, in exchange for the contribution the lenders will receive the “package” in various forms: it starts from the book autographed up to house concert, through the ability to have a few hours of lesson with Tesi or get attached also some albums of his discography.
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