The second appointment in the review is with Coma_Cose, a Milanese duo composed of Fausto Zanardelli (stage name Fausto Lama), a Brescia-born singer-songwriter and musician born in 1981, also known as Edipo, and Francesca Mesiano, from Pordenone in Fiuli, known as California DJ. Interviewed by Lorenzo Luporini they will be talking about how singer-songwriters such as Gaber have influenced their original and surprising style of songwriting. They even claim that their favourite “rapper” is De Gregori! This, and other provocative ideas, which the discussion will be examining further, create an idealistic bridge between generations. Another point in common between Gaber and Coma_Cosa is Milan, the city of origin for both, seen and told of from different points of view, languages and eras.
The 2019 edition of Milano per Gaber – which has always been a point of reference for the theatrical and cultural study of the artist - coincides with the eightieth anniversary of Mr. G and offers a rich calendar of events.
The Teatro Strehler plays host to the events with two of the most acclaimed protagonists from the Italian music scene: Paolo Conte (26 April, 7 p.m.) and Cesare Cremonini (27 April, 3 p.m.).
At the Teatro Strehler, the staging of Lo stallo (28 April at 8.30 p.m.) by Sandro Luporini with David and Chiara Riondino.
There are two events at the Teatro Studio Melato, linked to the world of music for younger audiences: with Coma_Cose (26 April at 8.30 p.m.) and Willie Peyote (27 April at 7.30 p.m.), presented by Lorenzo Luporini.
On Monday 6 may at 8.30 p.m., the Teatro Grassi will be playing host to an event with Elio, who from October will be featuring in Il Grigio.
There are two presentations of books related to Mr. G: Sunday 28 April at 4.30 p.m. the Teatro Studio Melato will play host to the presentation of Gaber-Brel. Dialogo by Michela Bonavia, with Sandro Luporini and Alessio Lega (free admission, reservations online); Monday 6 May will be the turn of the presentation of Giorgio Gaber, a book by Luciano Ceri, with the participation of Ricky Gianco (free admission, reservations online).
In the foyer of the Teatro Strehler during performance times, there will be the exhibition Dolly, dedicated to Dolores Redaelli, Gaber’s “sister”, for years an important figure at the Piccolo Teatro and later at the Gaber Foundation.
Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
Friday 26 Aprile 2019 at 8.30 p.m.
Incontro con Coma_Cose
interviewed by Lorenzo Luporini