The visit to Forlimpopoli, Italy, June 2010


June,  20 to 24, 2010 the multinational CADENCE-group was invited to the Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli, Italy.

Forlimpopoli is a small town that surrounds a castle in the centre. It belongs to the district Emilia-Romagna and has a really long history. The Scuola di Musica Popolare is a democratically self-governed association by its teachers and students. It has no building of its own, but uses exclusively suitable municipal rooms in the castle and in a former convent, now a primary school. Our group was quartered in the local hotel close to the centre. Coming in June we could experience the Festa Artusiana, when the whole town and thousands of visitors enjoy excellent cooking and cultivated eating. We too enjoyed this and contributed a public CADENCE concert to the festival.

Musically Marco Ambrosini introduced the group to teaching early and modern sheet music. The tunes were chosen exemplarily to follow the influence of medieval music on folk music of the region and on modern pop music. We could observe private lessons given to students of the European Nyckelharpa Training and hear a concert of one of the ensembles of the Scuola di Musica Popolare.

From Sweden two additional guests travelled with us: Michael Näslund, director of the ESI, and Sonia Sahlström, daughter of Eric Sahlström and musician herself honoured as “golden riksspelman”. Being together with almost all people responsible for the international nyckelharpa cooperation we used the opportunity to meet delegations from Belgium (Henri Vandenberghe and Dianne Leenders) and Spain (Ana Alcaide) interested in joining future projects. We also met Paolo Zoffoli, the mayor of Forlimpopoli, who introduced the CADENCE concert to the public.

Working together we also started to collect and discuss ideas for a final report, additional publications and the personal contributions of each participant. A touristic trip led us to one of the oldest but still working salines with its salt museum and to the Adriatic Sea.


 
This was the program:

20/6/2010, Sunday - Arrivals


Meeting, talking and play together

 



21/6/2010, Monday


  • 08:00: Breakfast at the hotel EDO
  • 09:15 - 10:30: Presentation of the meeting-program & the SMP (Marco Bartolini & Marco Ambrosini)

  • 10:30 - 11:00: Coffee-break

  • 12:00 - 12:45: CADENCE work-time ("questions to Italy")








  • 13.00 - 14:30: Lunch at Casa Artusi
  • 14:45 - 16:00: 1st lesson with Marco Ambrosini, SMP-class watch

  • 16:00 - 16:30: Coffee-break

  • 16:30 - 17:15: Cadence-meeting: documentation, brainstorming

  • 17:15 - 18:30: 2nd lesson with Marco Ambrosini SMP-class watch






  • 19:00: Dinner at hotel EDO


  • 22:00: Concert of traditional folk music from region Emilia-Romagna, our participant Davide Castiglia and his ensemble play.

 





22/6/2010, Tuesday


  • 08:00: Breakfast at the hotel EDO
  • 09:15 - 11:00: 2nd lesson with Marco Ambrosini, SMP-class watch 
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Coffee-break

  • 11:30 - 12:45: SMP-class lesson with Ditte Andersson, CADENCE attends









  • 13:00 - 14:15: Lunch at Bar Italia
  • 14:30 - 16:30: Ensemble-practice, rehearsal for the concert / Manager meeting with the Belgian and Spanish delegation

  • 16:30 - 17:00: Coffee break

  • 17:00 - 18:30: Ensemble-practice, rehearsal for the concert / Manager meeting with the Belgian and Spanish delegation

























  • 19:00 - 20:15: Dinner at hotel EDO


  • 20:30 - 21.30: rehearsal for our concert & sound check
  • Meeting with the mayor of Forlimpopoli













  • 22:30 Public Concert CADENCE

 







23/6/2010, Wednesday


  • 08:00: Breakfast at the hotel EDO

  • 09:15 - 11:00: Cadence-meeting, planning documentation

  • 11:00 - 11:30: Coffee-break

  • 11:30 - 12:45: SMP-class lesson with Didier François, CADENCE attends





  • 13:00 - 14:30: Lunch at Casa Artusi


  • 14:30: Start of the touristic tour
    • Salt museum
    • Country side
    • Beach









  • 19:00 - 20:15: Dinner at hotel EDO
  • 20:00: Play together in the class and visit of the Festa Artusiana

 24/6/2010, Thursday


  • Morning: CADENCE-WORKING-Breakfast
  • Departures