Roberto Lucanero: portative organ, vocals
Paolo F. Bragaglia: synthesizers, vocals
My performing duo with Paolo F. Bragaglia began as an oxymoron, as an opportunity to blend of musical extremes, and as a paradoxical way in which to explore new sounds. Basically, Paolo and I, despite being very different musicians by dint of our musical training and styles, utilize this project as a way to find potential meeting points for our different approaches. Contemporary electronic sounds merge with those of a medieval instrument (the portative organ), a highly evocative and symbolic object that has come down to modern times only through iconographic sources. Our repertoire comprises both ancient and traditional songs: medieval saltarelli, istampitte, Ars Nova songs, new and surprising versions of traditional dances that are balanced between a gush of sound from the remote past and somewhat bolder contemporary timbres.
Our experimentation becomes a philological utopian search for the lost sound of a living tradition in our archetypal cultural being, without any form of nostalgia involved.