The Language of Mind and Body in Playing the Nyckelharpa

By Corrado Bungaro
 
Abstract:
The body is music. In every gesture we make there is a rhythm, a time and a sound whose relationships are coordinated by the brain.
Motor coordination is a human quality which is too often forgotten. Its infinite potential is, in fact, that which enables human beings to make appropriate movements fluidly in order to do everything they want to do, from the most humble and banal activities to the most incredibly complicated ones. Being aware of this quality, caring for it and nurturing it means nourishing the relationship between body and mind: coordination is actually the "meeting" point between gesture and thought, action and concentration. It is also the starting point for quality research.
 

Corrado Bungaro (Italy)

Corrado Bungaro was born 1969 in Trento where he still lives. He began the violin’s study when he was four and studied in the Conservatoire of Trento.
He is also graduated in law, specialized in international law, he worked for a few years abroad as an expert in human rights.
His love for violin and music made him come back to Italy and he started to dedicate himself totally to the music experience, that he considers the most powerful instrument to communicate with the world.
He is a violin teacher and a musician that dedicates himself professionally to the creation, organization and the direction of cultural events.
He performs in Italy and abroad taking part in various musical projects spacing from jazz, popular, classical and world music up experimental contemporary music.
He has furthered in the years his theatrical, dancing and video taping language, collaborating with international artists and curing the production of his own shows.
His short movie “IlluminAction” has received national and international awards and was selected to represent Italy at the “World One Minute Exhibition” which is an international tour in the contemporary videoart circuite organized by the Amsterdam’s “The One Minutes” (TOM) foundation.
Corrado Bungaro is enrolled as author (music, videos, lyrics) in the Italian Society of Authors and Editors. He writes original musics for theatre, dance, video and movies production and soundtracks spaces.