“What color does music have? A warm, eternal color”. He smiles Ivan Dalia, Neapolitan pianist, when we ask him to define the color of his piano creations. Musician, composer and improviser, he is blind from birth, yet he feels his colors and defines them based on what they transmit through sounds. Tonight he will tell us about his very personal vision of music with a solo piano concert in Cagliariin the beautiful Piazza del Lazzaretto on the sea, for a festival appointment Form and Poetry in Jazz today in its 25th edition. The appointment is at 8.30 pm with free admission.
Dalia, born 37 years ago in Capua in the province of Caserta, discovered a great passion for music as a child. At 9 he had his first piano and began studying musical writing in Braille, at 27 he graduated in classical piano and 31 in composition at the Naples Conservatory of Music. His is an eclectic talent, ranging from classical music to jazz, from tradition to opera, from Mediterranean sounds to South American groove always with lightness and irony. In 2016 she participated in Italia’s got talent gaining an incredible success with the public and a great notoriety, in the meantime he continued to play live, alone or in trio, in festivals, events, TV programs. His was released in 2018 first studio album, and in addition to solo work he has collaborated with Fabrizio Bosso, Rosario Giuliani, Alessio Pacifico, Raffaele Romano and Mel Morcone. The most exciting experience, says Ivan, was having joined the legend of jazz harmonica Toots Thielemans in Naples for the Marechiaro Jazz Festival in 2006.
It is not the first time that Ivan Dalia will be in Cagliari: in 2018 he had always played in a trio for Forma and Poesia nel Jazz, and also on that occasion the association was the partner ABC – Brain-injured childrenfor an evening of music without barriers.
And speaking of barriers, Dalia always tells her blindness lightly: “I use lirony as a medicineit’s my way of life, I always try to find a funny side in things that may seem difficult or sad. ”.
So what to expect from tonight’s concert? “I will tell you some stories, we will go to the origin of the modern song with some lyrical arias and music of the Mediterranean and Southern Italy tradition. It will be a fun evening”.CopyAMP code