“E LENTAMENTE PRENDE FORMA” for string quartet was commissioned by Associazione Pasquale Anfossi for the concert on Monday 28 September at 6 pm at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, in the Salone del Maggior Consiglio. The score is dedicated to the new Genoa San Giorgio bridge, inspired by the poem “Litanie” by Giorgio Caproni and the work of the musician painter Adalberto Borioli.
This concert is entitled IL PONTE DI GENOVA DI FERRO E ARIA (the bridge of Genoa of iron and air) and is dedicated to our city and to GIORGIO CAPRONI.
“Genova di ferro e aria” are the words of his “Litanie” of the poet Giorgio Caproni that RENZO PIANO does not fail to mention in his conversations when speaking of the new bridge of Genoa San Giorgio.
GIORGIO CAPRONI sang Liguria with great love and in particular Genoa, his “city of the soul”, with the Genoese “verticality” made up of “creuze”, climbs, ramps, stairs, elevators and funiculars. ..
It is as if in 2020 the new bridge of Genoa San Giorgio, Caproni and my new quartet “E LENTAMENTE PRENDE FORMA” (and slowly takes shape) embraced the city in an event in which the images, poetry and music of yesterday and today merged with Caproni’s poems and the music that he loved.