I BASSIFONDI SUPPORTED BY CIDIM - COMITATO NAZIONALE ITALIANO MUSICA
Led by Roman lute/theorbo player Simone Vallerotonda, I Bassifondi – freely translated as “the wrong side of the tracks” – have recently shot to fame with irreverent and catchy versions of guitar music from the 16th and 17th century. The term 'alfabeto falso' refers to letters that were used as a shorthand for chords and ways of playing related to particular genres – not unlike the charts used in pop and jazz music today.
- 16th and 17th century dances, toccatas, passacaglias and tarantellas by Foscarini, Valdambrini, Bartolotti, Piccinini and de Murcia.
Simone Vallerotonda, theorbo, baroque guitar, chitarra battente
Gabriele Miracle, percussion
Federico Toffano, Colascione e Chitarra battente
ADULT $59, CONC. $54, U30 $30, U18 $25, STUDENT RUSH $25
This concert generously supported by Margot Woods and Arn Sprogis.