Curriculum Vitae Paolo Pacciolla

Pianist, percussionist and ethnomusicologist. Teaches ‘Ethnomusicology’ at the Corso di Musiche Extraeuropee of the Conservatorio di Musica of Vicenza. From 1995, soon after his degree in Pedagogy and diploma of Pianoforte, he spends long periods in India to study the classical Indian music and, in 1996, he receives a scholarship of the I.C.C.R. (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) to continue to study in New Delhi. He specializes in the pakhawaj, drum of the classical music of north India, in New Delhi, under the guide of Guru Ram Kishore Das.  He deepens the study of the daire and the tombak, drums of the classical music of the Persia, developing a personal language. In 1999, with the Beppe Capozza Quartet, he recorded the CD “Round Circle” playing tombak, daire and pakhawaj. From 2003 to 2006, he taught ‘Indian and Persian Drumming’ within  the three-year Course of Folk Music at the Conservatorio di Musica Tito Schipa di Lecce. Member of the Italian Association for Sanskrit Studies at whose meetings presents lectures on Indian music and instruments, he is author of the monographs “Il pensare musicale indiano” (Besa, 2005) and, together with Luisa Spagna, of “La gioia e il potere. Musica e danza in India” (Besa, 2008). He wrote also various articles and essays on music published on specialized magazines. With the dancer Luisa Spagna, as Sutra Arti Performative, presents original productions and classical repertoire of India in festival in Italy and abroad.

 

Publications

.2013 – “Battere nuovi ritmi. Prospettive per il futuro del tamburello salentino”, Melissi – Le culture popolari, 22/23, Besa, Nardò.

. 2008 – “La gioia e il potere. Musica e danza in India”, Besa 2008, Nardò.

. 2008 – “Infinite danze nascoste”, Melissi – Le culture popolari, 16/17, Besa, Nardò.

. 2007 – “Ghetonia. La tradizione e la creatività”, Melissi – Le culture popolari, 14/15, Besa, Nardò.

. 2007 – “La musica e la via. Il tambur e gli Yaresan”, Melissi – Le culture popolari, 14/15, Besa, Nardò.

. 2006 – “Tamburi e simboli. Strumenti musicali e identità”,Melissi – Le culture popolari, 12/13, Besa, Nardò.

. 2005-“Il pensare musicale indiano”, Besa Editrice, Nardò.

.2005-“Tradizione/ innovazione: contrapposizione o complementarità?”,Melissi – Le culture popolari, 10/11, Besa, Nardò.

. 2004 – “La musica Indiana: una ‘via’ melodiosa per la libertà.”,Melissi – Le culture popolari, 8/9, Besa, Nardò.

. 2004- “Kalamukha, il  grande divoratore”, Mimose, Lecce.

.  2004 – “Cosmogonie musicali: rappresentazioni dell’universo nella musica indiana” , Atti del Dodicesimo Convegno Nazionale di Studi Sanscriti, Parma. http://www.humnet.unipi.it/slifo/vol5.2/Pacciolla5.2.pdf

.  2003 – “Metafisica e cosmologia del suono“, In Corso d’Opera, University of Lecce.

.  2003 – “Una tradizione in movimento. La musica persiana nel continuo rinnovamento delle forme“, “Il calice dell’ebbrezza ritmica”, Melissi – Le culture popolari, 6/7,  Besa, Nardò.

.  2002 – “La via mistica del Mridang-Pakhawaj“, XI National Meeting of National Association for Sanskrit Studies, Milan.

Forthcoming publications

2007- “Ritmi vegetali e linguaggi artistici“, Atti del Tredicesimo Convegno Nazionale di Studi Sanscriti, Rome.

Translations

2009 – “India before Europe”, by C.Asher e B.Talbot (Cambridge University Press) for Besa Editrice.

CD Recordings

Just Flux!”, FREE-DOT, Slam Productions, UK, 2013.

Ariband”, FREE-DOT, Slam Productions, UK, 2010.

Enchanting Circles”, Paolo Pacciolla, Alfa Music, Roma, 2011.

Round Circle”, Beppe Camozza Quartet, Penta Flowers, Rome, 2000.

 

 

SUTRA Arti Performative  Cultural Association

In 2003  he founded, together with Anna Luisa Spagna, the cultural association Sutra Arti Performative producing performances and researches on Indian art and culture.

Since 2004, Sutra Arti Performative collaborates with the University of Salento, chair of History of Indian Arts, for the organization of conferences and seminars on the arts of India.

Organization of teaching activities under Sutra Arti Performative

2005, November 7/15. “Visioni dell’India”. University of Lecce, Dipartimento di Beni delle Arti e della Storia.

2004, October 18/24. “Danze dell’India”, Sutra Arti Performative, University of Lecce, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e della Comunicazione:

1) Workshop of Odissi Dance held by Shagun Butani of New Delhi.

2) Seminar “Il racconto in India: dal testo scritto alla sua traduzione in un numero infinito di linguaggi

3) Lecture-demonstration of classical Indian Dance, Natyanjali.Shagun Butani: Odissi Dance and Luisa Spagna, Chhau Dance of Seraikella.

2004,10 June – Signum,  Performance organized by Sutra Arti Performative, University of Lecce, E.D.i.S.U. of Lecce, Conservatorio di Musica “Tito Schipa” of Lecce.

Selected concerts and performances under Sutra Arti Performative

2014 -18 February, Yogini Circles, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

2014 -01 March, Yogini Circles, Niv Art Centre, New Delhi.

2013 – 21 March, Enchanting Circles-Matrika, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New Delhi.

2012 – 31 March, Stringing. Contemporary Impressions of Rhythm and Movement. Triveni Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi.

An Indo-italian production: Sudhaaya Dance Foundation (India), Sutra Arti Performative (Italy), under the patronage of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of New Delhi.

Choregraphy by Luisa Spagna, Shagun Butani

Music composed and played by Guru Bonomali Maharana, Paolo Pacciolla,

Dancers: Shagun Butani, Luisa Spagna, Asha Kumari.

2011 – Sussistanako, La Donna Ragno, Concept, Choreography and dance L. Spagna; music: P.Pacciolla.

2009 – Shekara, Concept, Choreography and dance L. Spagna; music: P.Pacciolla.

 2009 – La danza dei gesti delle cinque Dakini, Concept,  Choreography and dance L. Spagna; music: P.Pacciolla.

2007 – Sagar, Concept, Choreography and dance L. Spagna; music: P.Pacciolla.

2006 – Matrika,Concept, Choreography and dance L. Spagna; music: P.Pacciolla.

2005 – Lune,  Concept, Choreography and dance L. Spagna; music: P.Pacciolla.

2005 –Lectura Dantis, choreography and dance, L.Spagna; music, Paolo Pacciolla; recitation, D.De Blasi.

2004 – out-corner, March-April, a cycle  of lectures and performances at the Conservatoriodi Musica ‘Tito Schipa’ of Lecce for the jazz course of Maestro L.Bubbico. Dance, L Spagna; music, P. Pacciolla and R. Gagliardi.

2004, AN-KI  Farfalle tra cielo e terra, La danza all’Aventino, Mediascena Europa, Rome.

2004, Quattro toni e il quinto elemento, Altaromaaltamoda, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome. Choreography and dance: L. Spagna, M.L.Sales, Music: P.Pacciolla, artistic objects: L. Raciti.

2002, Sens-azioni, Festival ‘Teatro dei Luoghi’, Cantieri teatrali Koreja, CEE, University of Salento, Comuni della Valle della Cupa. XXVI International festival di Tagliacozzo (AQ). Choreography and dance L.Spagna; music and video, P.Pacciolla.

1997, Oltre la forma, Festival of the art and culture of India, organized by the Embassy of India in Rome and Argilla Teatri. Choreography and dance L.Spagna; music and masks, P.Pacciolla. Rome.

1995, Karà, Choreography and dance L.Spagna; music and masks, P.Pacciolla. Rome.

 

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