Concert – Dimitri Grechi Espinoza
  • Sun 4 August 2024

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Concert – Dimitri Grechi Espinoza

At 8:00 PM

Free event

The Spiritual Meaning of Sound

For this occasion, using the beautiful reverberation of the Church of S.Caterina, pieces from the repertoire of some of the traditional musical cultures that he has had the opportunity to directly experience will be played, such as the Tuareg, Gnawa and Malian cultures, and pieces inspired by the folklore of other musical traditions.

With “The Spiritual Meaning of Sound” he addresses those who, through listening, are able to experience an inner resonance and thanks to this inner resonance can become aware of the (sound) quality that constitutes our deepest essence.

OREB, the title of Dimitri Grechi Espinoza’s latest project, is another name to indicate Mount Sinai, where Moses met God “face to face”, in a dialogue that will become incandescent matter for all humanity in the Ten Commandments. But Oreb is also the mountain where the prophet Elijah, tired and disgusted for having killed too much, meets the silent voice of God. The Lord was not in the wind, not in the earthquake, not in the fire; but in a “voice of suspended silence”, barely perceptible to the ear. It is this quality of silence that is expressed in Dimitri Grechi Espinoza’s Sax solo: a silent space that needs to be created within oneself before speaking to the Other, before speaking to others.

Gabriella Caramore – host of “Uomini e Profeti” Rai Radio3

DIMITRI GRECHI ESPINOZA was born in Moscow in 1965, attended Jazz Mobile in New York and completed advanced professional courses at Siena Jazz with P. Tonolo. In 2000 he founded the music research group Dinamitri Jazz Folklore which in 2014 ranked 2nd in the Musica Jazz magazine ranking as the best Italian group. In August 2001 he was invited to play at the Pan-African festival in Brazzaville (Congo). From March 2002 to 2003 he collaborated with Goma Parfait Ludovic, director of the Congolese company Yela wa, in the research on the tradition of African healing music with seminars and performances. Since 2004 he has mainly focused his activity in two directions: applying the results of research on traditional cultures to the music of the group Dinamiti Jazz Folklore, and on the solo concert “Oreb/The Spiritual Meaning of Sound”, in addition to his teaching activity. In 2011 he participated in the “Fesival Au Desert” in Mali, and from 2012 to 2014 he directed the project “Azalai-Caravan Music” with which he performed at some of the largest European festivals.

Oreb has been performed in some of the most prestigious Italian venues, including:

  • Pantheon (Rome), Baptistery S.Giovanni (Pisa), St.Giles Cathedral (Edinburgh), Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan), Church of the Great Mother (Turin), Basilica S.Gaudenzio (Novara)
  • Cappella Pazzi (Florence), Planetary (Milan), Baptistery S.Giovanni (Volterra), Uffizi Gallery (Florence), Basilica S.Miniato (Florence), Basilica S.Vitale (Ravenna)
  • Cisterna Mirabilis (Naples), Duomo Pozzuoli (Naples), Abbey of Rosazzo (Udine), Palazzo Liviano (Padua), Basilica S.Maria delle Grazie (Milan).
Concert – Dimitri Grechi Espinoza
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