Riccardo Barone

Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Music teacher, Researcher

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FRINGE 2019 – In Transience – 4K

by Riccardo Barone “Enjoy some peaceful and gentle piano music”. The Pianist and Composer Rich Batsford enriches the audience’s tranquillity with kind and simple chords softened by genuine melodies. Everything is In Transience, temporary, life’s unstoppable cycle, here and now, the present; and we want a nice present, free from any kind of pressure, free from …

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FRINGE 2019 – Sound Bath – Plant Song – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Sacred Resonance are an electronic music duo consisting of Darren Curtis and Bradley Pitt, often collaborating with the Visual Artist Jessica Curtis. Their extremely interesting research project presented for the Fringe 2019 has been inspired by two books: The secret life of plants by P. Tompkins and The hidden geometry of flowers by …

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FRINGE 2019 – ORBITAL + SEVERED HEADS – 5K

by Riccardo Barone The Maths Lawns slowly started to increase its number of attendees while between a couple of Proseccos and lovely people around the show is about to start. Severed Heads open the stage between amazement and surprise, experience and psychedelic atmosphere. People are still warming up, only a few of the courageous ones …

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FRINGE 2019 – “Rhapsody in Chicago Blues” with Pianist Tim Barton – 5K

by Riccardo Barone I’m still impressed by the rich, long and virtuoso piano program performed at the Flinders St. Baptist Church by the astonishing pianist Tim Barton. His sound is well balanced, a high class touch married to a philological interpretation revealed by the performance of the Fantasy in D minor by W. A. Mozart, …

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FRINGE 2019 – Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Preview Program – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Children are sponges. They absorb everything they see, everything they experience. We’ve all been there, fragile sprouts, innocent angels, truth-tellers, staring at our preferred cartoons, creating thousands of adventures and imaginary scenarios to escape the grown-up’s reality, a too realistic reality for this age; this is when the fantasy comes in to …

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FRINGE 2019 – “VIVIR” Flamenco Guitar and Dance – 5K

by Riccardo Barone La vida y la muerte. Rooted in the South of Spain, the Art of Flamenco is an ancient tradition started by the Gypsies in the South of Spain contrasting the classical tradition already present in the North. Let’s not forget when Manuel de Falla asked for help from Joaquin Turina, in order to …

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FRINGE 2019 – Koto Music Concert – “Shiki” – 3.5K

by Riccardo Barone The mesmerizing Koto repertoire is well known for its intensity, vibrational ancient energy coming from thirteen strings tuned following different traditional ways; indeed during the brief concert (only forty delicious minutes) the Koto performer Kawaguchi Etsuko had to switch from one to another, according to tradition. The Maestro Kawaguchi Etsuko has been an …

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FRINGE 2019 – ALL CHANGE – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Life’s cycle. But the memory remains. Or it could remain, maybe hidden between a daily ink-check of our favorite pen and a weekly visit of our first daughter. No, hang on, our second daughter.  But did she really come? In the scene every object establishes a strong bond with the past becoming …

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FRINGE 2019 – The Flying Dutchman Sessions – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Sold out for the brilliant performance of Krishna Nagaraja and the Ensemble Galante & Ensemble Evergreen (on this special occasion united in a waterfall of joy and precision).  The premises of La Boheme turn into a tavern in the Hague bringing you back in the 1700 baroque Scandinavian area. You could actually …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – MISSION SONGS PROJECT – 4.5K

by Riccardo Barone The Mission Song Project has been performing a collection of Australian folk songs wisely harmonised and arranged by the ensemble accompanied only by a guitar most of the time. Research and ethnomusicology have had a happy result with this performance, as far as the repertoire consists in indigenous music from the 20th …

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