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Metamorphosis - Samuele Telari plays Bach's Goldberg Variationen BWV 988

“Metamorphosis” is a musical tale inspired by a unique compositional principle often used by Bach in which a starting motif, apparently meaningless, turns into a rational structure through the flow of variations. This is why we chose to start from the details of the inside of the accordion, which seems to start playing on its own, and then unveil Samuele Telari's hands, body, face and technical mastery through the musical path. The fragments of the Goldber Variations, which were selected together with Maestro Telari, aim to enhance the moments in which the polyphonic texture merges into harmonic crystals, and for each of them we have found a particular method of fusion through the use of primary colours that overlap and create new shades.

  • Roberto Falessi
  • Alessandro Rotili
  • Sanza Meta Video production
  • Samuele Telari
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
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Director Biography - Roberto Falessi, Alessandro Rotili

Roberto Falessi (Rome, Italy, 1979).
Graduated in Aesthetics (Philosophy) at "Sapienza" University of Rome, with a thesis dedicated to the relationship between music and images in silent cinema, I have always been involved in music playing for over 15 years Baroque Guitar with Maestro Rosario Cicero. For years I have collaborated with various music schools for video clips, documentaries and educational workshops for audiovisual education. I am also a sound engineer and I take care of the direct recording, mixing and sound design for Roman radio stations, documentaries and live events organized by Casa del Jazz, I.U.C. Sapienza and Conservatory of Santa Cecilia.

Alessandro Rotili (Rome, Italy, 1980).
Graduated in Philosophy at "Sapienza" University of Rome, from 2008 to 2011 I wrote editorial texts and texts for the programming promos broadcast on RaiSat Cinema and Rai Movie. In 2011 I collaborated on the realization of Cineitalia - Italy seen from the cinema, a program in 39 episodes dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, for Rai Movie. In 2012 I work at Rai4 as an assistant to the Wonderland program (2012-15) and in 2015 I am also co-author of the Mainstream program and the special Rome Fiction Fest 2015.

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Samuele Telari, rising star of the classical accordion, born in Spoleto in 1992. He got the Master Degree in accordion at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, in M ° Massimiliano Pitocco’s class, with 110 cum Laude and honors . He was awarded in a lot of national and international competitions such as: Premio Abbado, “Premio Valentino Bucchi” (for Contemporary Music’s interpretation), Premio “Luigi Nono”, “Città di Castelfidardo” Prize, “Premio Zinetti” (Sec. Soloists), “Premio A. Salieri”, “Premio Civardi” (Val Tidone Competition)”, 3rd place “Wettbewerb Klingenthal Accordion”, “Contemporaneamente Fisarmonica” (Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”) and many others.

It has been released his first Solo CD (VDM Records) LIMES, with booklet by Sandro Cappelleto. Very innovative project considering the theme’s particularity, Mysticism, and the pieces inside it: Bach and Gubajdulina symbolism, the Death’s voice in Schubert and Saint-Saëns, the prayer and the light in Turi and Runchak come togheter creating sonority very powerful and sweet as well, that catch the listener and drag him in a cathartic experience.

Sanza Meta is a working group born in 2015 that brings together authors, operators and technicians of the audiovisual sector in a common project of creative collaboration. Coming from a similar path of philosophical studies and a decade of experience in mediactivism and radio-television broadcasting, we have acquired the necessary skills to cover all the roles in the industry, from conception to post-production. Our professional experiences range from shooting and editing to authorial and editorial work, from graphic animations and color correction to direct audio, mixing and sound design, matured working for Rai and numerous private broadcasters, as well as for documentaries, fiction and events live.
The humanities and their respective technical specializations converge in a research laboratory that uses documentary-cinematographic languages to experiment the creative and communicative potential of the web in the artistic and socio-cultural field, free from the traditional telecommunication sectors still too tied to production logics and "off-line" distribution.