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IMPROVISIONE

IMPROVISIONE

IMPROVISIONE

Documentary, Experimental, Music Video,

Italy

2024

Runtime, min

46

The documentary "Improvisione" tells the story of the experience of the Orchestra InStabile Maratonda, founded in 2017 by Franco Gonzalez Bertolino at the Fondazione Solidarietà e Cultura in Montalto di Castro. Through an intimate and unique perspective, Gonzalez Bertolino narrates the history and present of the orchestra, acting not only as the musical director but also as a witness documenting behind the camera. The ensemble distinguishes itself through the pursuit of sound and musical improvisation, rather than a traditional approach to music therapy. The goal is the creation, searching for one's own voice and musical identity through the instruments. To enhance musical expression, the orchestra collaborated with the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications of the University of La Sapienza to create an innovative device: an LED lighting system connected to each instrument and operated by a remote pedal by its director. This system offers creative freedom and transforms the musical score into a luminous experience for the musicians. For the occasion, composer Leonardo Spinedi wrote the "Suite Inestable" for viola, guitar, double bass, and Orchestra Instabile, a composition that pays homage to Gonzalez Bertolino's Uruguayan origins and evokes emotions in every part. The documentary provides a comprehensive view of the orchestra, interviewing users and professionals involved in the project's realization. It highlights not only the therapeutic and musical aspects but also the scientific and research aspects, emphasizing that the true protagonists of this musical journey are the members of the orchestra themselves. The 45-minute documentary is directed by Franco Gonzalez Bertolino, with original music by the Orchestra Instabile Maratonda and Leonardo Spinedi. Collaborators include Elena Mozzetta (manager of the unstable orchestra), Marco Francini (sound technician), Marco Balsi (engineer), Marco Guidi (light technician), and Raul Nuñez (graphics). The production is by Marcando Bobera Producciones, with the sponsorship of various institutions including the University La Sapienza of Rome, Fondazione Solidarietà e Cultura, Comune di Montalto di Castro, Fondazione Nazionale delle Comunicazioni, and the Embassy of Uruguay in Italy.
Franco Gonzalez Bertolino

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Franco Gonzalez Bertolino

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