If you were in New York last week, you probably heard about the Red Bull Music Academy's concert series. They brought out Mobb Deep, Slick Rick, Black Moon, Dipset, and the Wu-Tang Clan for five epic nights of discussion and performances of the hip-hop legends' classic albums.
Next up, the Academy is switching things up drastically with a visit to Rome and a tribute to the movie soundtracks that Italy is famous for. It's a change of pace from the gritty hip-hop of NYC, but promises to be no less epic to true fans of music. Read a little about the ambitious project below, or head over to the official site to get the details.
Italy can claim credits to some of the greatest and most influential movie soundtracks ever. From spaghetti westerns to psychedelic animations, ‘giallo’ horror flicks to 70s cop films, the music continues to inspire everybody from Quentin Tarantino to Gnarls Barkley to Mike Patton. To celebrate this heritage, composer Massimo Nunzi has transcribed and adapted the movie soundtracks from the original recordings .
An outstanding group of musicians, including veterans Dino Piana and Silvano Chimenti as well as their younger counterparts Fabrizio Bosso and Daniele Tittarelli, will super-collide in the Auditorium Parco della Musica concert hall as part of a 52-person orchestra. They’ll perform pieces by seminal composers such as Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani and Goblin – with arrangements that nod to the modern day sounds that those masters have influenced, plus breathtaking live visuals by Luca Barcellona and Sean Martin that put a brand new spin on the original cinematic masterpieces