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Monteverdi and today’s art

The quest to give a contemporary shape to Baroque music is lit in Marinucci’s work.

For many years Emiliano Marinucci’s work has developed a deep relationship with baroque ideas and languages. The study of the composer Claudio Monteverdi has been going on for around 20 years, crossing the different fields of Marinucci’s interests.

From theshow of 1998 “Orfeo, favola in musica e pittura” the music and storytelling of this ideal father have walked with his imagination and creativity.

Later the relation with Caravaggio and all the lombard painters has helped him create an ideal substratus of the relation with the spirituality of counter reformation.

Monteverdi speaks the language of Arcimboldo, also through his musical interests, then of the Campi brothers in Cremona and, in a spiritual Borromesque way, the light of Caravggio.

The relation in his image creation has bloomed in a boom that is about to come out for B4Baroque. Here the music is lived through a research on the landscape where the composer dwelled. The provinces and amll courts around Mantua, the fields of the Cremonese. The river Po, with all his history and legends, then the narrow free streets of Venezia.


Monteverdi is lived again, also through his letters and writings, the art, philosophy and conception of the Universe. Keplero’s musical spheres, adapted and lived throgh the newborn elliptic universe are the world Monteverdi believes in.


See it with your eyes in Marinucci’s work. Out in march.

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The Monteverdi – landscape of sounds project starts in Cremona its way towards publishing.

On the 29th of september in the beautiful setting of the Museo della civiltà contadina in Cremona, during the day devoted to the lute the CEO of B4Baroque Emiliano Marinucci presented his multimedia project on Claudio Monteverdi.

During a full day presented by the Major of the city Garimberti and featuring foremost and important lute players as Massimo Lonardi, Roberto Cascio and Roberto Gallina and researchers as Roberto Codazzi, Rodobaldo Tibaldi and Francesco Saggio, Marinucci staged a full painting of this work.

In a perfect setting, evoking the work inside the photographic volume, featuring the dawns, fogs and dark scars of the countryside of the pianura padana.

Marinucci starts here, during his Cremonese experience, birthplace of the composer and of the violin, telling the story of how the landscape shaped the sound, the  ideas decided to melt inside a shape, a form. That, trough poetry and art, evoking the haunting names of Tasso, Guarini and Marino plus Caravaggio, Reni and Campi design the horizon of Monteverdi.

This week on Ulule the preorder:


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Nature and sound: the Monteverdi experience.

Claudio Monteverdi’s work strict resemblance in its structures to a vision of the world 


Monteverdi’s music spredsin many bways, horizontally with the melody, vertically in the harmonic sense, then in circles, wavs, and vibrations througout the world.

The way th resemblance and drama of the inner circles of the planets reflect the structure of the music world in his time is stricltly expressed in Kepler’s Harmices mundi. The planets each have a distinct sound and rhytm, as they are closer to the Sun and have a shorter and faster orbit.

The way the perfect solids of platonic tradition were inserted by Kepler in the orbits, resembling teh universe to a perfected and proportionated ensemble is also true in music.

The temperament, teh scales, as reflected also in Zarlino’s book of a hundred years earlier and in Gaffurio’s theory, reflect in the codification of the new modes the structure of the universe.

That is mirrored in the effect the planets have on personality.

Monteverdi plays once again and designs the reality of this view in his portrayal of the cities he lives. Mithological and at the same time musical. Vibrating stories also tell of early mornings, fogs, distant horizons, on which the melodies and influences of an organizeed ckosmos can find their place.

The dirt has stripes and trenches that become lines of a musical score, seeds are the notes, fertilized by sudden deaths, lifes, smiles, breaths in the early mornings.

Monteverdi transforms the pianura padana cities in myth and brings the stars on earth to create a journey.

That is in this book. Monteverdi: the Landscapes of sound.

Premier on the 29th of september in Cremona, Museo della civiltà contadina, viale Cambonino 22 at 16,30!

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Monteverdi book trailer released

After years of work finally the Monteverdi – Landscape of sounds  – Il paesaggio dei suoni project is coming to a finishing process.  Yesterday B4Baroque ereleased a trailer featuring the images from the book in a setting including music from the Lamento della Ninfa, out of the VIIIth book of madrigals by the composer. The way the images flowing follow the music is the main idea behind the book itself. The identification of the layers of sound with the layers of light and shade, the colors and depth are the sense of Monteverdi’s music and words expressed .

Monteverdi is revealed through the eyes of statues, the reflections of light, the leaps in water. As the notes of a trill, the bouncing of intonation.

A revolutionary approach translating his music into images.