Timisoara Pinto is one of the most appreciated journalists in our country. Host of several radio magazines to Rai, collaborator of the magazine Musica Leggera, published by Coniglio Editore, lecturer in courses on music and sound archives at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, writer. She edited, for Il Manifesto, “Avanti Pop, the diaries of the pickup truck” and has just published, for Squilibri, “Lavorare con lentezza. Enzo Del Re, il corpofonista”. The volume – to which are attached two CDs, one of which is configured as “a tribute to his memory by many artists who, by Vinicio Capossela, Teresa De Sio, Antonio Infantino, Faraualla, Alessio Lega, Radicanto, Têtes de Bois,Tonino Zurlo, revisited some of his songs – is dedicated to Enzo Del Re, musician and songwriter extremely innovative and experimental, whose work and musical vision are characterized – as can be seen from the subtitle of the book – a very special musical “competence”. Del Re, in fact, played everything with ease, wrapping his own words in a landscape of unusual sound. It wasn’t just the music to feature the narration of Enzo. His verse production has had a central role in defining the profile of a form of experimental songwriting, but also political and civil commitment. Then how to reconstruct the story of such an artist? Timisoara lets talk many who have known him and shared with him battles and visions: from Dario Fo to Giovanna Marini, Antonio Infantino, Vinicio Capossela, Paolo Miel, Andrea Satta, Vittorio Franceschi and Piero Nissim. As you can read in the introductory notes, the book reconstructs “the human and art story by an author so archaic, yet strikingly contemporary, to constitute, with the rhythms of his language and his chair, a forerunner and an archetype for many youth music culture of today, such as rap and techno”.
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