Notes on the movie
"When Salvatore Chiosi spoke to me about the movie and the beautiful story I immediately wondered: how can I serve this film with my music?
Being set in the mid-800 will I write music in a late Romantic style or not? Will the music will follow syntax and philological or within the grooves of the images in an abstract way?
On the first images there was the solution. I definitely appeal to the notions acquired during my composition studies on the romantic music but with the filter through my own personal journey made of strict classical and academic settings and my other passions such as jazz, folk music.
So the choice of "contaminate" a philological language apparently with the use of instruments and sounds far away from the imaginary late romantic. L'erhu, the duduk, the iris flute, instruments linked to the more traditional and popular Asian, Celtic and Balkan music seem perfect to me. IT can convey my thoughts. Everything finds
its right place in complete harmony and synergy with the movie's DIrector. The orchestration goes from one instrument to a chamber orchestra."
This is the emblematic story of a Venetian family at the dawn of the Unification of Italy. Like every year,
Marco and Spartacus Biasin reach their father Jacob and their grandfather Alvise after harvest and during the period of winemaking.
But this year, we are in 1866, the occasion is one of those really important. Of course there is always many things to discuss about, to program the vintage of the wine, the family business, the relationship with the widow Querini, the last of his branch in this great and noble family, which each year brings her grapes to make wine by Biasin, now established at a international level in the production and trade of the Raboso wine. But there is another problem far more urgent. The town bailiff had passed a few days before, informing to report to the
town hall in the country for the referendum of 22 October that, in fact, will sanction the annexation of the Veneto to the Kingdom of Italy.
Biographies: Pericle Odierna and Salvatore Chiosi