Giovanni Allevi sound check, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona March 9,  2015 Giovanni Allevi sound check, Palau della Mùsica Catalana, Barcelona March 9, 2015

 

Giovanni Allevi is one of the greatest composers pure and untouched on the international scene.

He is a composer, conductor and pianist. He has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Philosophy and two diplomas Conservatory, achieved with honors in piano and composition.

Giovanni Allevi has performed in Barcelona his latest work for Piano Solo “LOVE”.

Thanks Giovanni for calling me Fotografo musicale.

 

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Performing My family: ” I think, family it’s the most important thing in our lives.  So, I wanted to speak about this feeling with a joyful track that takes life from a reunion with my relatives. They were making noise while I was looking for silence, so I locked myself into a room and I wrote this track thinking about that: even though it is noisy and a little bit crazy, it is my family and I love it!.” Giovanni Allevi

 

 

Giovanni Allevi performing The other side of me, a piece based on his personality, reflexive and intricate.

 

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Giovanni Allevi ends the concert playing The Albatross , a piece inspired by a Charles Baudelaire poem with the same title.

 

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Catalans claim for Independence

September 11, 2014

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The National Day of Catalonia (known as La Diada) is a day-long festival in this region of Spain. It commemorates the defeat of Catalonia during the War of the Spanish Succession (1714).
The holiday was first celebrated in 11 September 1886, but suppressed by the Franco dictatorship and reinstated in 1980.
This is the day when there are independentist demonstrations and cultural events in most of Catalan villages and in Barcelona as well.
Recently, the Government of Catalunia announced that the referendum on independence will be set for Sunday 9 November 2014, and that it will contain a question with two sections:
“Do you want Catalonia to become a State?”
and
“In case of an affirmative response, do you want this State to be independent?”
For this reason, the Diada this year is a special political opportunity for Catalan Natoionalists to show their political strength.
In this day of celebrations, Catalan nationalists will organize a huge demonstration with millions of enthusiasts for the independence drawing a giant human V (Victory) in the streets of Barcelona.

Please, ask me if you need the pictures of this day: stefano@buonamici.com

 

Barcelona, Spain. Primavera Sound 2014. Laurent Garnier concert at the festival. Photo: Stefano Buonamici for The New York Times (Stefano Buonamici/Stefano Buonamici for The New York Times) Barcelona, Spain. Primavera Sound 2014. Show of DJ. Laurent Garnier.

 

It’s always a pleasure shooting for The New York Times, this time it was in Barcelona covering The Primavera Sound, one of the biggest summer music festivals in Europe. Take a look to the slideshow at the link above:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/02/arts/music/primavera-sound-sets-the-stage-for-music-festivals-worldwide.html?_r=0#slideshow/100000002913782/100000002913791

and at the photo gallery on my web:

http://buonamici.photoshelter.com/gallery/Primavera-Sound/G0000lcOn5DyP7PQ/

 

Finnish artist Heta Kuchka in front of his video «The Sky's A Falling And We Better Hurry Up Or The Both Of Us Are Dead» Finnish artist Hetta Kuchka in front of the video «The Sky’s A Falling And We Better Hurry Up Or The Both Of Us Are Dead»

 

Madrid hosted the ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair between 19 and 23 February. This event has become a firm fixture on the calendar, and in 2014 around 150 curators and directors from special guest museums celebrate its 33rd edition. The over 200 participating galleries from all over the world exhibit paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, video, new media, drawing and prints.  Finland being the guest of honour at the ARCO Madrid Contemporary Art Fair and the Helsinki Sanomat gave me an assignment to cover the event. In the picture my favorite work: a video installation by Hetta Kutchka.

Barcelona Visions

December 3, 2013

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BARCELONA VISIONS is a big photo exhibition that will be open from the 3th December 2013 till the 12th January 2014.

Artistic pictures, visions of the Catalan city, to see in exhibition and also to buy: you give the price and take the photo.

Open to everybody!

More than 30 photographers offer their work. One of them is me!

© Barcelona Visions

Carrer Banys Vells, 7 baixos

info@barcelonavisions.com

93 624 17 96 | 620 984 198

 

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Thursday, November 21th on 07.PM

Opening of the exhibition of my photographs in Barcelona:
In our perfect world – An “Humanistic” point of view on Barcelona
See the pictures on the gallery

CASA DEGLI ITALIANI

Pje. Méndez Vigo, 8 · 08009 Barcelona, Spain

9.30 – 13.30 ; 16.00 – 20.00

I hope see you there!

Tutti Pazzi per la Frutta

October 1, 2013

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Photo contest for children and their families, in Rome from October 7th to November 7th 2013.

The jury selected the best 100 images. As a jury’s director it was a pleasure to take part of it.

Now the pictures are shown in fantastic EATALY Rome. Vernissage: Monday October 7th.

Teresa Forcada

The phrase Ora et Labora, “pray and work” refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, its use in the Rule of St. Benedict. Benedict viewed prayer and work as partners, and believed in combining contemplation with action. So, Sister Teresa Forcades, a Spanish medical doctor and a Benedictine nun, sees her mission.

In 2013, she coauthored “Manifesto for the convening of a constituent process in Catalonia”, with economist Arcadi Oliveres. In it they propose achieving independence for Catalonia through new political and social model based on self-organization and social mobilization.

Teresa has emerged as one of the most outspoken – and atypical – leaders in Europe also giving her help in the campaign against the  H1N1 vaccine.