La musa danzante

by Renzo Ruggiero

Renzo Ruggiero's "La musa danzante" is a "beguine" dance written originally in 2003 for violin, accordion, guitar & bass, and re-arranged in 2008 for nyckelharpa quartet, where the first nyckelharpa has a large solo-part respecting the harmonic themes of the original tune.

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Renzo Ruggiero (Italy)

Since long time I am involved in studies and researches of musical repertory from the middle ages to nowadays passing through Italian and Mediterranean popular traditions. I am playing in different musical bands and touring with them in Italy and abroad.
I started my musical journey in the end of the 80s studying jazz techniques and improvisation on bass guitar. At the same time I attended classes at DAMS (art school) in Bologna, a very lively city regarding cultural activities in the social squatted centres, in such places I experienced my first musical activities that leved an enduring mark into my artistic career.
Later I focused my attention and interest on different instruments coming from different geographical areas - from the Mediterranean basin to north-central Europe - studying specifically repertory and techniques of those ancient instruments: hurdy gurdy (France), santur (Iran), nyckelharpa (Sweden).
In the year 2005 I initiated a course of nyckelharpa with Marco Ambrosini at the “Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli”.
At the moment I write my music for my string trio “ArKitèsi” (violin, nyckelharpa, contrabass) preparing to record a CD with them.