Artists, cultural and creative operators, born in or ‘adopted’ by Basilicata, talk about their link with the rural world which they renew everyday through their creativity and artistic production.
Researcher and curator of the prize Le Cantine di Pasolini
I think the link between culture, creativity and the rural world is intrinsic and deep. Man has an effect on the Earth where he lives, making it fertile and molding it according to his own needs and survival.
My music education has been greatly influenced by the family environment where I grew up. My paternal grandfather was classical music composer, while the maternal grandfather was a farmer – and a deep admirer of folk music.
“In my music, you can find a certain way of relating to life which I gained from the rural world. It corresponds to the essence; it does not use too many frills and gets to the substance. It is as essential, simple, and precise as the gestures of the peasants.”
“When I was 18, I left Basilicata and moved to Rome. Since then I was fascinated by the Lucanian rural world, and this is reflected in my desire to keep my artistic gaze faced towards this territory and describe it…
“Culture and creativity influence, and are influenced, by country life. I was born, and grew up, in Latronico before I went to High School. As grandchild of peasants, I know the rural world and my imagination is fed by stories …
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