VINICIO CAPOSSELA

VINICIO CAPOSSELA
Event on 2013-04-11 19:30:00
VINICIO CAPOSSELA :: April 11th 2013 7:30pm

     

Button Factory : Temple Bar : Dublin 2  

  

  

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Vinicio Capossela

The Button Factory

April 11th – Tickets �19.50 (+ fees) from tickets.ie

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Vinicio Capossela

"A visionary songwriter. Capossela, one of the cleverest and most eccentric musicians in Italy, spins enigmatic fantasies of both skid row Americana and mythological Italy in a grittily elegant cabaret-jazz style." New York Times

Born in Germany, Capossela moved to Italy shortly afterwards, where he grew up and was exposed to music influences alien to the usual background of a singer-songwriter. His early recordings conveyed a scenario inspired mainly from the American underground culture and the road myth (namely Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Tom Waits) as well as the Italian exoticism embodied by the legendary Luis Prima in the US or Renato Carosone in Italy. While in his recent works Capossela began to pursue a different direction: imagination "colics", geographical derailments, images that would develop into stronger and stronger visions with each album. This is what Capossela's backward journey towards his own roots (which would turn out to be the long folklore tradition of Italy) is all about. Vinicio's magic lies in his ability to break the boundaries of a song and to evoke, through the use of images, entire worlds in which to live through the song. They are worlds infested by demons, grace, shadows, lost souls and losers, and they are built on language, an element Capossela is constantly working on. Lyrics play a crucial role in Capossela's songs, while the music – free from any genre restraints – is at the complete disposal of the musical world he creates. His music rests strongly on words, but at the same time it is so open to the world outside that it is able to incorporate tango, morna and rebetic music, thus involving different musicians and different backgrounds.

Described as 'Italy's greatest secret' by the Sunday Times, and 'Italy's most intriguing musical traveller' by Mojo, Vinicio Capossela has navigated an inimitable musical path to consistent acclaim during his 20-year career, drawing on a diverse range of influences, from Italian folk to Americana and burlesque. Renowned in Italy and on the continent for his enchanting concerts that fuse rock, theatre, and performance art. 

He released his debut album, All'una e trentacinque circa, in 1990, which earned him Italy's prestigious Tenco award. To date he has released 13 albums, including Il ballo di San Vito (1996), which began his continuing collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot; the Tenco award-winning Canzoni a manovella (2000); Ovunque proteggi (2006), which debuted at no.1 on the Italian charts and won him another Tenco; the platinum-certified Da solo (2008) and his last acclaimed album Marinai Profeti e Balene. This last one is a double CD inspired by the classics of world literature about the sea and its frightful spawning of amazing creatures, human, animal, and mythological. While the first CD, "Oceanic," is roughly dedicated to the universe of Herman Melville; the second, "Homeric and Mediterranean", jumps back several centuries, as it is devoted to Greek mythology and populated by characters from The Odyssey.

Capossela's music career has been littered with collaborations over the years – from his first readings dedicated to Italian-American writer John Fante together with Vincenzo Costantino "Cinaski" to his tour with Neat Veliov's Kocani Orkestar, the Balkan brass band made famous by Emir Kusturica's film Time of the Gypsies; from his tribute to the distinguished Russian singer-songwriter Vladimir Vitsosky included in the album Il Volo Di Volodja to his ongoing collaboration with New York guitarist Marc Ribot and with cellist Mario Brunello and his Orchestra d'Archi Italiana; from his "Concerti per le Feste", a pretext for regular live gigs during Christmas time to his concerts dedicated to morna music, tango and rebetic music in the show called "Parole d'altrove"; from his first radio broadcasts like "I cerini di Santo Nicola" and his radio adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to his own novel, Non Si Muore Tutte Le Mattine, which met with wide acclaim upon publication in 2004. Capossela then worked on another radio play ("RadioCapitolazioni") and a theatrical piece ("Voci, Echi e Visioni da Non Si Muore Tutte Le Mattine"), both based on his book.

Beside his music projects, in 2004 he published his first novel, the best-selling Non si muore tutte le mattine, and in 2009 he scripted the film La faccia della terra, which was directed by Gianfranco Firriolo and premiered at the Milan Film Festival.

Vinicio Capossela is also an outstanding and creative live perfomer. His recent tour, which started in Spring 2011 with a series of sold out concerts, speaks volumes. The show, of which Capossela is director and art director, literally reproduces the songs of his new album Marinai Profeti e Balene by immersing them in the evocative setting of a shadow theatre.       

 

Artist Website:

 http://www.viniciocapossela.it/

  

  

at Button Factory
Curved Street, Temple Bar
Dublin, Ireland

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