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  • Which Way? F e d e r i c o D i G e s u a l d o

  • What is improvisation? What is the intimate essence of music? Why is silence the basis of music? And again: is art What is improvisation? What is the intimate essence of music? Why is silence the basis of music? And again: is art

    an experience, or is it an expression? A form of communication? There are many questions that are generated an experience, or is it an expression? A form of communication? There are many questions that are generated

    by the act of listening to music. And it is precisely from listening to music, especially jazz, that Federico Di by the act of listening to music. And it is precisely from listening to music, especially jazz, that Federico Di

    Gesualdos experience is born: it is a parallel analysis, a close dialogue between the scientist who loves music Gesualdos experience is born: it is a parallel analysis, a close dialogue between the scientist who loves music

    and the musician who cannot refrain from expressing himself through his drawings.The result is an energetic test, and the musician who cannot refrain from expressing himself through his drawings.The result is an energetic test,

    dense yet accessible by everyone. This is an exhibition to visit in one go or as a moment of reflection and food for dense yet accessible by everyone. This is an exhibition to visit in one go or as a moment of reflection and food for

    thought for those who simply love jazz. It is a path intended as a multifaceted perception even for amateurs thought for those who simply love jazz. It is a path intended as a multifaceted perception even for amateurs

    or those who are simply curious to approach a lesser-known and studied musical style such as improvisation.or those who are simply curious to approach a lesser-known and studied musical style such as improvisation.

    Che cosa limprovvisazione? Qual lessenza intima della musica? Perch il silenzio alla base della musica? Che cosa limprovvisazione? Qual lessenza intima della musica? Perch il silenzio alla base della musica?

    E ancora: larte unesperienza, unespressione o una forma di comunicazione? Sono molte le domande E ancora: larte unesperienza, unespressione o una forma di comunicazione? Sono molte le domande

    che si possono fare attorno ad un atto come quello di ascoltare musica. Ed proprio ascoltando musica, jazz che si possono fare attorno ad un atto come quello di ascoltare musica. Ed proprio ascoltando musica, jazz

    in particolare, che nasce la mostra di Federico Di Gesualdo: unanalisi in parallelo, un dialogo serrato fra lo in particolare, che nasce la mostra di Federico Di Gesualdo: unanalisi in parallelo, un dialogo serrato fra lo

    scienziato appassionato di musica, ed il musicista che non pu trattenersi dallesprimersi attraverso i suoi scienziato appassionato di musica, ed il musicista che non pu trattenersi dallesprimersi attraverso i suoi

    disegni. Ne deriva una prova energica, densa eppure alla portata di tutti. Questo una mostra da visitare disegni. Ne deriva una prova energica, densa eppure alla portata di tutti. Questo una mostra da visitare

    dun fiato o uno spunto di riflessione per chi ama semplicemente il jazz suonato e ascoltato, il cui percorso dun fiato o uno spunto di riflessione per chi ama semplicemente il jazz suonato e ascoltato, il cui percorso

    destinato ad un percezione multilivello anche per non addetti ai lavori, anche solo per chi abbia la curiosit destinato ad un percezione multilivello anche per non addetti ai lavori, anche solo per chi abbia la curiosit

    di avvicinarsi ad uno stile musicale poco studiato nel suo profondo, come quello della musica improvvisata.di avvicinarsi ad uno stile musicale poco studiato nel suo profondo, come quello della musica improvvisata.

    G i a n n i R o s s i e l l o Faculty CoordinatorFaculty Coordinator

  • Which Way? is a multi-media exhibition, incorporating Di Gesualdos art with video clips and music to create an Which Way? is a multi-media exhibition, incorporating Di Gesualdos art with video clips and music to create an

    overwhelming sensory experience. Which Way? depicts both Di Gesualdos inspirations and his personality-innovative, overwhelming sensory experience. Which Way? depicts both Di Gesualdos inspirations and his personality-innovative,

    wild, indecisive, and utterly and completely improvised. wild, indecisive, and utterly and completely improvised.

    Di Gesualdo believes that improvisation is the highest form of artistic expression, and understands that in order Di Gesualdo believes that improvisation is the highest form of artistic expression, and understands that in order

    to improvise one must have a deep knowledge of both the history and technique of that discipline. The artist draws to improvise one must have a deep knowledge of both the history and technique of that discipline. The artist draws

    inspiration from world famous jazz artists such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk. Like a jazz musician, inspiration from world famous jazz artists such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk. Like a jazz musician,

    he improvises based on his mood and emotions to create works of art that are lively and entirely original, just like the he improvises based on his mood and emotions to create works of art that are lively and entirely original, just like the

    music that inspired them. His predominantly ink and watercolor works incorporate his fascination with the connection music that inspired them. His predominantly ink and watercolor works incorporate his fascination with the connection

    between art, jazz music, black history, and literature. The understanding of such disciplines not only demonstrates the between art, jazz music, black history, and literature. The understanding of such disciplines not only demonstrates the

    connectivity between them all, but it also allows for his own interpretation or improvisation of such expressions that connectivity between them all, but it also allows for his own interpretation or improvisation of such expressions that

    have become the baseline for all of his works.have become the baseline for all of his works.

    As the curator of his upcoming show As the curator of his upcoming show Which Way?Which Way? I was intrigued by his dynamic personality and with the breadth I was intrigued by his dynamic personality and with the breadth

    of information from which he draws inspiration. In his first ever art exhibition, Federico Di Gesualdos work proves to of information from which he draws inspiration. In his first ever art exhibition, Federico Di Gesualdos work proves to

    be just as erratic, passionate, and enigmatic as the artist himself. be just as erratic, passionate, and enigmatic as the artist himself.

    A Florence native, Di Gesualdo obtained a medical biotechnology degree as well as a PhD in experimental oncology A Florence native, Di Gesualdo obtained a medical biotechnology degree as well as a PhD in experimental oncology

    from the University of Florence. However, Di Gesualdo has had a clear passion for art, music, and African American from the University of Florence. However, Di Gesualdo has had a clear passion for art, music, and African American

    culture since he was a child. He grew up drawing, playing the violin, and developed a deep affection for jazz and boxing.culture since he was a child. He grew up drawing, playing the violin, and developed a deep affection for jazz and boxing.

    Come visit Which Way? at Ganzo and experience the palpable energy and improvisation of Di Gesualdos workCome visit Which Way? at Ganzo and experience the palpable energy and improvisation of Di Gesualdos work.

    Which Way? F e d e r i c o D i G e s u a l d o

    N e w E x h i b i t i o n a t G a n z o C u r a t e d b y M a y a S e i b e r t

    Which Way? uno stato mentale dellartista, un movimento della sua anima, del suo intelletto e della sua Which Way? uno stato mentale dellartista, un movimento della sua anima, del suo intelletto e della sua

    complessa personalit ed esprime il concetto cardine dellopera di Di Gesualdo: limprovvisazione. Il suo lavoro complessa personalit ed esprime il concetto cardine dellopera di Di Gesualdo: limprovvisazione. Il suo lavoro

    ci avvicina sorprendentemente alla sue passioni e alla sua capacit di esprimersi attraverso il tocco della mano.ci avvicina sorprendentemente alla sue passioni e alla sua capacit di esprimersi attraverso il tocco della mano.

    Di Gesualdo ritiene che limprovvisazione sia la pi alta forma di espressione artistica, ma che per improvvisare, in Di Gesualdo ritiene che limprovvisazione sia la pi alta forma di espressione artistica, ma che per improvvisare, in

    qualunque disciplina, occorra avere una profonda conoscenza storica e tecnica della disciplina stessa. Le sue opere sono qualunque disciplina, occorra avere una profonda conoscenza storica e tecnica della disciplina stessa. Le sue opere sono

    prevalentemente a inchiostro e tempera, tecniche veloci che consentono di rappresentare al meglio le possibilit di prevalentemente a inchiostro e tempera, tecniche veloci che consentono di rappresentare al meglio le possibilit di

    una creazione pittorica istantanea che lega, nella sua interpretazione, arte, jazz, storia afroamericana e letteratura.una creazione pittorica istantanea che lega, nella sua interpretazione, arte, jazz, storia afroamericana e letteratura.

    Which Way? una mostra multimediale: le opere sono infatti accompagnate da video clip e musica per Which Way? una mostra multimediale: le opere sono infatti accompagnate da video clip e musica per

    creare unesperienza sensoriale totale che sintetizza