Nuovo CDbook “Vecchio Stile” di Salvatore Villani, dal Gargano al Salento

Parliamo di Salvatore Villani, sulla sua ultima fatica


Dalla 4 di copertina:
Ogni opera, come questa mia piccola testimonianza, nasce dal connubio di determinazione personale e casualità: devo ad una esplicita sollecitazione del maestro Roberto Leydi i miei studi sulla chitarra battente e la musica garganica e a Giovanna Marini-con cui duetto in un canto di lavoro di Ischitella-il perentorio invito di mettere le mie doti canore al servizio delle sonorità della tradizione da riproporre con una creatività mai scevra dal rispetto e dalla valorizzazione della cultura popolare.
“Vecchio Stile” è il gruppo musicale con cui Salvatore Villani, nel 1977, avvia il suo originale percorso di riproposta della musica popolare, mai immemore della lezione dei maestri cantori e della tradizione. A distanza di quarant’anni, l’artista ed etnomusicologo pugliese, rende omaggio alla sua terra, alle sue voci e alle sue musiche, alle sue tarantelle, con questo disco, reinterpretando diciotto brani della tradizione garganica e salentina.
“Salvatore Villani è un autentico, un cantore originale giovane che ama aggiungere strumenti e modulazioni non canoniche ai pezzi che canta, con amore travolgente. Così forte è l’amore che lui porta al pezzo, che questo ne rivive e diventa così autentico da non subire nessun danno dalle trasformazioni creategli dalle varie armonizzazioni ai pezzi che presenta: sempre elegante e suonate magistralmente.” (dalla presentazione di Giovanna Marini)

Indice CD
1 Mo’ haddà ballà lu rizzë e la cëstunjë 5:42
2 Mazurka 2:16
3 Conta la grana che ma da dà 5:06
4 Accomë j’èja fa’ p’amà ‘sta donnë 4:36
5 Pizzica-pizzica 7:26
6 Mméz’a ‘sta chjazza cè natë nu giglië 6:02
7 Tarantella di San Nicandro Garganico 2:44
8 Alla Rurjanèllë 4:54
9 Povërë corë mijë fëritë fëritë 2:52
10 Sunë chëtarrë tu sunë a battèndë 2:28
11 Maritëmë sta alla ‘Mèrëchë e non më scrivë 3:52
12 Cara Nënnèlla mijë facimmë pacë 1:30
13 Më në véchë ripa ripë dillu méra 1:32
14 Alla Sangiuvannara 3:44
15 L’arià di sckëtëddanë 3:58
16 Fior di limonë 1:42
17 Bella ciao 3:54
18 Amico Giorgio 5:10

Amici musicisti coinvolti:
Giovanna Marini, Vittoria Di Stolfo, Teo Ciavarella, Ciro Iannacone, Michele Saracino, Giorgio Ruberto, Giovanna Stifani, Silvio Orlando, Domenico Guerra, Vittorio Basanese, Mauro Semeraro, Rino Inchingolo, Massimiliano Morabito, Giancarlo Paglialunga, Libera Cugnidoro, Caterina Candito, Giuseppe Chiappinelli ‘Pucci’, Georgios Charalampidis, Lorenzo Vaira, Giovanni Sampaolo, Carmine Bergantino, Luciano Pannese, Luigi De Sol, Antonella Villani e Carmine Cipriani.

Referenze fotografiche:
Domenico Sergio Antonacci, Michele Manca, Silvio Orlando, Carlo Damiani, Carmine Cipriani, Leonardo Battista, Ciro Iannacone e Ulrico Priore.


Salvatore ‘Xalik’ Villani è organizzatore di cultura, compositore, etnomusicologo ed etnocoreologo. Ama gli animali, il mare e la montagna.

Salvatore ‘Xalik’ Villani is organizer of culture, composer, ethnomusicologist and ethnocoreologist. He loves animals, the sea and the mountains.

SALVATORE VILLANI
Curriculum Vitae
Salvatore Villani is an Italian ethnomusicologist, ethnocoreologist and musician based in Rignano Garganico, Puglia-Italy. He trained as a classical musician and opera singer before entering DAMS, the esteemed arts program at the University of Bologna. While there he became an acolyte of ethnomusicologist Roberto Leydi, who inspired him to return to his small, mountainous community and found the Center for the Study of Folk Traditions of Gargano and the Capitanata and Center for the Study of Traditions of Apulia to document the rich vocal, instrumental, and dances traditions that have flourished in the remote villages of the “spur” of Italy’s boot. He promotes festivals and concert performances by traditional musicians and publishes his research, which is particularly focused on the chitarra battente and the regional tarantella styles of Puglia. Villani is currently working in Mexico on a research fellowship, where he is investigating the parallels between southern Italian music and the musical and instrumental styles of Chiapas, Mexico.

PERSONAL
Nationality: Italy
Correspondence: c/o Centre for Studies of Apulian Traditions
Address: 15 Gioielli Way, Rignano Garganico (FG), CA 71010, Italy
Phone: + 39 333 2308 282
E–mail: [email protected]
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.villani.14

EDUCATION
2000–2002–Masters Degree for Business Support, Venice University, Italy.
1992–Diploma in Singing, Conservatory “B. Maderna”, Cesena.
1988–B.A. Summa cum Laude in DAMS (Disciplines Arts, Music and Spectacle), Bologna University, Bologna, Italy.
1986–1988–Master in Renaissance–Baroque vocal music with Jenevieve Jans, Institute of Musical Studies and Theatre (IMET), Bologna University, Bologna.
1983–1988–Course for Artists Choir, Theatre Comunale of Bologna, Bologna, conducted by Fulvio Angius, studying with Gianni Raimondi, Paride Venturi and Romano Emili.
1983–1989–Course of classical guitar, Music Academy of the ‘Floridi’, with Semola and Alfredo Zanetti, Bologna.
1983–1987–Course of Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition with Franco Donatoni.
1983–1985–Course in Music Theory with Aldo Clementi.
1972–1977–Courses of piano, guitar and singing, International College of the Holy Land, Rome.

POSITIONS
2013–2017 Artistic Scientific director of the Carpino Folk Festival (Foggia), Italy.
2015-2016–Conductor of “Orchestra Etnica del Gargano”, Gargano (Foggia), Italy.
2009–Artistic Scientific project “Tarantellas of Gargano”, UNESCO Club of Foggia, Italy.
2007–President, Centre for Studies of Apulian Traditions, Rignano Garganico (Foggia), Italy.
2004–President, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano and Capitanata, Rignano Garganico (Foggia), Italy.
1983-2004–President, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano, Rignano Garganico (Foggia), Italy.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013–Professor of Applied Ethnomusicology conferences, workshops and performances at the University of North Carolina (USA); Duke University (NC–USA); Saint Francis University of Loretto (PA–USA); Seton Hill University (PA–USA).
2011–2012–Chair of Music Education–Support Activities, Italian Ministry of Instruction, Universities and Research (MIUR), Secondary School of First Instance.
1999–2001–Professor of Applied Ethnomusicology, City of Venice, “Educational Routes.”
1989–2002–Graduate Assitstant of Ethnomusicology with professor Roberto Leydi, Bologna University, Bologna.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2016–Prize “Padri del Folklore. Attestato di merito”, Ravenna, Italy.
2012–Prize “Unesco”, Unesco Club of Foggia, Italy.
2012–Prize “Luigi Stifani”, Nardò (LE), Italy.
2012–Prize “The Traglia”, Jelsi (CB), Italy.
2010–Prize “Rignano Città Aperta”, Rignano Garganico (FG), Italy.
2008–Prize “Lu pede de Sante Lazare”, Poggio Imperiale (FG), Italy.
2005–Prize “The fracchia”, San Marco in Lamis (FG), Italy.
2005–Prize “Tarantella fest”, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy.
1988–Prize “The guitars ‘battente’ in Gargano”, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy.

BOOKS
1. The singers and musicians of Carpino. The Tarantellas of Gargano, with 2 Cds, NOTA/EDT: Udine–Italy, 2012.
2. Domenco Corigliano. Complete collection of fifteen cantatine for soprano with piano accompaniment vol. 1, Rignano Garganico, Centre for Studies of Apulian Traditions, 2009.
3. Antonio Piccininno. Singer and collector of folk songs of Carpino, with Cd, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano and Capitanata, 2008.
4. The singers of Ischitella 2, with Cd, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano and Capitanata, New Series, 2007.
5. Vincenzo Giagnorio. My past, my memories, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano and Capitanata, New Series, 2007.
6. Tales and Legends of the Gargano 2 (with A. Del Vecchio), Rignano Garganico, Araiani Editions, 2005.
7. The singers of Ischitella. Traditional songs and music, with Cd, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano and Capitanata, New Series, 2005.
8. The singers of Carpino. Historical records from 1954 to 1997, with Cd, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano and Capitanata, New Series, 2005.
9. The voices of the brotherhoods of Vico del Gargano, with Cd, Foggia, Claudio Grenzi Publisher, 2002.
10. Traditional songs of Cagnano Varano, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano, 2001.
11. Salvatore Sacco. Litaniae BV Mariae Lauretanae, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
12. Archangel Cribelli. Lux Fulgebit Hodie, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
13. Theophilus Gargari. Sancta Maria Succurre, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
14. Roger Giovannelli. O Gloriosa Domina, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
15. Giovanni Bernardino Nanino. Surrexit Pastor Bonus, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
16. Giovanni Maria Nanino. O Altitudo Divitiarum, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
17. Francesco Soriano. Lauda Jerusalem, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
18. Annibale Stabile. Nos Autem Gloriari, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
19. John Trojans Tudertino. Iste Sanctus, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
20. Cesare Zoilo. Domine Rex Omnipotens, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
21. Salvatore Sacco. Dialogus B.M.V. (Gabriel Angelus), Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1999.
22. Songs and traditional musical instruments of Carpino, Rignano Garganico, Center for Studies of Folk Traditions of Gargano, 1997.
23. Salvatore Sacco. Missa sine Nomine, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1994.
24. Salvatore Sacco. Magnificat, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1996.
25. Salvatore Sacco. Motecta, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1997.
26. Francesco Anerio. Ego Sum Panis Vivus, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1997.
27. The Serenade in San Giovanni Rotondo. Studies on singing, Bologna, UT Orpheus Edition, 1997.
28. The guitar ‘battente’ in Gargano, Bologna University (Music and Performing Arts Department), Preprint no. 12, 1989.

PUBLICATIONS
1. “Il culto della Madre Terra nella Capitanata”, Utriculus, New series – Year XIV–Number 49-50 – 2015, Scapoli (IS): Cultural Association “Circle of bagpipe”, 133–150, 2015.
2. “A precious discovery”, Utriculus, New series – Year XIII–Number 47 – 2014, Scapoli (IS): Cultural Association “Circle of bagpipe”, 91–99, 2014.
3. “Songs of Holy Week devotional Canosa and Conversano,” in Canosa Historical Research 2009, Martina Franca (TA): Apulia Editions, 993–1010, 2010.
4. “Etnomusicology, the maestri of the other music. Roberto Leydi, a reserchear of lost sounds”, in Musical Lands, Rome, 1, 2010.
5. “Italic tribes. Apulia”, in World Music Magazine, Turin, EDT, 18–20, 2007.
6. “Recordings and photos” in CD, World music from Italy. Italic tribes Puglia, Turin, EDT, tracks 3, 4, 14, 17, 2007.
7. “The guitar ‘battente’ in Apulia” in The Folklore of Italy. Scientific journal: Puglia, Rome: FITP, 44–48, 2007.
8. “Foreword” at CD booklet, The pizzica tarantata of Louis Stifani, Andria, The Garden of Sounds, 3–4, 2007.
9. “Foreword” at Enrico Noviello, Andrea Sacco plays and sings. Stories of a musician and singer of Carpino, Lecce, Italy, Edizioni Aramirè, 15–19, 2005.
10. “Recordings” CD: GeoSounds of the earth. Musical atlas of oral tradition of Italy, vol. 2, Udine, NOTA, tracks 6, 13, 2005.
11. “Foreword” at “Bands of San Marco in Lamis”, San Marco in Lamis, CRSEC–FG/27 (Apulia Region. Department of Education), 5–7, 2005.
12. “Rione Grotte to save”, in Araiani magazine, Rignano Garganico Cooperative “Araiani”, Year 1, n. 3, July, 2005.
13. “Songs of the emigration 2”, in Araiani magazine, Rignano Garganico Cooperative “Araiani”, Year 1, n. 2, May, 2005.
14. “Nicola Demaio, emblematic imprisoned of the Nazism”, in Araiani magazine, Rignano Garganico Cooperative “Araiani”, Year 1, n. 2, May, 2005.
15. “Songs of the emigration 1”, in Araiani magazine, Rignano Garganico Cooperative “Araiani”, Year 1, n.1, March, 2005.
16. “Citizens in the world”, in Araiani magazine, Rignano Garganico Cooperative “Araiani”, Year 1, n.1, March, 2005.
17. “Recordings” CD: “GeoSounds of the earth. Musical atlas of oral tradition of Italy, vol. 1, Udine, NOTA, tracks 1, 15, 2004.
18. “Maritëmë sta l’America e nën më scrivë Emigration to two popular songs collected on the Gargano” in Borders, Year V, No. 9, San Marco in Lamis, Documentation Centre on the History and Literature of Emigration of the Capitanata (City of San Marco in Lamis – Crsec FG / 27), 18–24, 2004.
19. “The laboratory as theatrical and musical experience of integration,” in Proceedings of the Conference. Disability: Towards a new culture”, Venice, Venetian Graphic Arts Ltd., 63–65, 2004.
20. “Processes and transformative edulcorated revived in the vocal music of the Gargano,” in Proceedings of the Conference: The voice of the oral tradition today, Padua, 2004.
21. “The musician and baron Domenico Corigliano”, in ChéCeFaaRignane, Rignano Garganico, August 2003.
22. “The musical traditions of Gargano” in Cobwebs. The Voices of Folklore, Rome, Adnkronos Books, 182–202, 2002.
23. “Recordings” CD: “Cobwebs. The Voices of Folklore”, Rome, Adnkronos Books, tracks, 2002.
24. “Foreword” at Remigio de Cristofaro, “Ischitella. Fairy tales, legends, characters”, Siena, Editions Cantagalli, VII–VIII, 2002.
25. “The traditions of musical repertoires monodic and polyvocal in the oral tradition,” in The repertoire of bagpipe key in the Monte Pollino, Lagonegro: 73–77, Brigante Publisher, 2001.
26. “The Tarantella of Gargano (sic) … ear of ethnomusicologist” in Folk–Bulletin, Year XII, no. 8, Borgo Priolo (PV): FB, 8–9, 2000.
27. “Recordings” CD: “Voix d’Italie. Musique du monde”, Arles, Cité de la musique/Actes Sud, tracks no. 9, 12, 1999.
28. “Foreword” at Remigio de Cristofaro, “Ischitella. The songs of the people”, Siena, Editions Cantagalli, IX–X, 1997.
29. “Brief notes on the traditional music of Carpino and San Giovanni Rotondo,” in “The Voice of the Gargano. A journey through the sounds”, Foggia, The voice of the Gargano SNC, 14–21, 1997.
30. “Recordings” CD: “The voice of the Gargano. A journey through the sounds”, Foggia, The voice of the Gargano SNC – VDGCD001, tracks no. 10, 19, 1997.
31. “Note musicological”, in “Li strapulètte. Folk songs of San Giovanni Rotondo”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Graphics Baal, 27–43, 1994.
32. “Holy Week in the Gargano. Brief notes for a systematic search for San Giovanni Rotondo and the Confraternity of the Dead”, in the “Liturgy and paraliturgy in the oral tradition. First study conference”, Santulussurgiu, 1991, Santulussurgiu (Sardinia), Centre for Popular Culture UNLA, 225–228, 1992.

CDs –MCs – field recordings
1. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 5: Vico del Gargano. The singing of the Passion, Udine, CD NOTA 3.95, 2007.
2. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 4: Songs and sounds Cagnano Varano, Udine, CD NOTA 3.58, 2001.
3. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 3: Songs and music Ischitella, Udine, CD NOTA 2.43, 2000.
4. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 2: The singers and players of Carpino, Udine, CD NOTA 2.45, 1997.
5. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 1: The serenade in San Giovanni Rotondo, Udine, CD NOTA 2.30, 1997.
6. “Guitares ‘battente’ du Gargano”, Nanterre (France), Al Sur ALCD 173/M7 853, 1997.
7. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 3: Ischitella, The songs of the people, Udine, MC NOTA 1.43, 1997.
8. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 2: The singers and players of Carpino, Udine, MC NOTA 1.45, 1997.
9. Puglia. Musical traditions in the Gargano, vol. 1: The serenade in San Giovanni Rotondo, Tarantellas, strapulèttë, sings of distesa, scôntrë, Udine, NOTA, MC 1.30, 1996.

RELEVANT ARTISTIC ACTIVITY
2017–Carpino (Foggia-), Organized the concert “Vociantaure”, as scientific director and singers, in the Carpino Folk Festival.
2016–Carpino (Foggia-), Organized the concert “L’anima del Gargano”, as scientific director and singers, in the Carpino Folk Festival.
2015–2016 Gargano (Foggia-), Conductor of “Orchestra Etnica del Gargano”, FITP, Italy.
2015–Carpino (Foggia-), Organized the concert “Il culto della Madre Terra nella Capitanata”, as scientific director and singers, in the Carpino Folk Festival.
2014–Carpino (Foggia-), Organized the concert “The Mountain of the Sun”, as scientific director and singers, with Ambrogio Sparagna and the Folk Italian Orchestra in the Carpino Folk Festival.
2013–Carpino (Foggia), Organized the concert “The Tarantellas of Gargano” with UNESCO in the Carpino Folk Festival with Antonio Piccininno.
2012–Nardò (Lecce), December, professor in the International Conference “Music therapy in Stifani and Mozart”;–Lecce, CITY OF THE BOOK 2012: Folk Books, presentation “The singers and musicians of Carpino. The Tarantellas of the Gargano “, along with Antonio Piccininno;–Jelsi (Campobasso), Concert Festival “The Traglia” with Antonio Piccininno.
2011–Gargano (Apulia): 2nd Course of ethnomusicology applied to a group of women from Berlin and Hamburg.
2010– Rignano Garganico (Foggia), Italian Ministry of Culture, performer with the poet Joseph Tusiani, from New York (USA), in “To comprehend my life”;–Foggia: attends to the show on guitar ‘battente’ in the Gargano, Foggia on behalf of UNESCO, at the Palazzo Dogana;–Teaches a course in ethnomusicology applied to a group of women from Berlin and Hamburg;–Founded the group “The tarantellas of Gargano” and held a concert entitled “The pizzeca-pizzeca from the Gargano to Salento”.
2009– Bologna, Participates in the Festival “Sounds of the World”, XX festival of ethnic music, with Antonio Piccininno, Bologna University; –San Severo (Foggia), Performer .with the poet Joseph Tusiani, from New York (USA) in “Sciusce de vente”.
2007–Gargano (Apulia): organizes the 2nd trip on the Gargano of Giovanna Marini and course peasant modes of singing the School of Folk Music of Testaccio in Rome;–Andria (Apulia) to the festival “Sounds from the Mediterranean,” writes the show “Stupor Mundi” for Castel del Monte; –The journey to the knowledge of the Greeks Castrignano (Salento–Apulia) participated in the Festival “La notte della Taranta”;–Rome: National Museum of Musical Instruments, the concert “Songs of the traditional music of Gargano” with the singers of Ischitella.
2006–2014–Santa Maria al Bagno (Lecce) participates annually in the festival dedicated to Luigi Stifani, “Memorial Day Mesciu Gigi”.
2006–Organize with the School of Folk Music of Testaccio in Rome a 1st trip to Molise with Giovanna Marini and the course modes of singing farmers with School of Folk Music of Testaccio in Rome; October, professor in the conference “The teathre of Passion, a sing for the community”, Castagnole Monferrato (Asti-Piedmont), Italy.
2004–Organize at Rignano Garganico (Foggia) the 2nd International Meeting of Dance, Singing and Musical instruments of Folks Tradition of the Mediterranean.
2003–2012–Founder and artistic director of the Tarantella Fest, Festival of Folk Music (Apulia).
2002–In the summer, he founded the group revival “Li Ariarule (The singers of the Gargano and the Capitanata); In December, organized in Rignano Garganico (Foggia) the 1st International Meeting of Dance, Singing and Musical instruments of Folk Traditions of the Mediterranean.
2000–Work with Teo Ciavarella to the creation and execution of the musical “The Mountain in … sung” to the Jazz Festival Orsara (Foggia) with Antonello Salis Antonio Marangolo, Flavio Piscopo, Lele Barbieri, Felice del Gaudio and orchestra “U . Giordano “ in Foggia.
1998–In April, organized in collaboration with Giovanna Marini, a study tour on the Gargano with his students of Paris–VIII and the School of Folk Music of Testaccio in Rome;–In summer produces, with the Group Caronte, the spectacle of music “Bride on the water”.
1997–He founded and directs the Baroque Ensemble Apulian, serving alongside music by composers of classical tradition of Apulia from ‘500 to ‘700, with traditional folk songs of Apulia;–Collaborating with Roberto De Simone to the creation of “Le Noces” by Stravinsky in a ideal Gargano dialect at the Theatre San Carlo in Naples;–Organized, as scientific director, a meeting–debate with academics on research in the field and revived in the 2nd edition of Carpino Folk Festival.
1995–Director of cultural/artistic “Centre Study Paglicci” of Rignano Garganico in Review ‘Rignano–Summer’.
1994–Rignano Garganico (FG–Apulia): founded and directed the choir ‘Corigliano’ (formerly counterpoint), director and tenor solist in the concert of baroque music: “Historia of Baltazar” music of G. Carissimi and “Jesu, meine freude” of J.S. Bach.
1993–Tenor soloist in the “Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda” of Caludio Monteverdi, with MDA Production Dance.
1992–He founded and directs the Ensemble Contrapunctum, which offers music madrigal composers of the ‘500 and ‘600 Apulia; tenor soloist in the “Il salotto di Passy” with music of Gioacchino Rossini with ensemble “Gruppo da camera Caronte”; Naples: Galleria Toledo, concert eighth book of madrigals and other music of Claudio Monteverdi, part of the text “The Poet”, with the Ensemble Albalonga.
1989–Bologna, founded by Enrico Vettore vocal music group ‘Vox Hesperia’.
1988–Tenor soloist in the “La victoire de Notre Dame”, music of Fulvio Angius; tenor soloist in the “Stabat mater” of F.J.Haydn with Cappella Musicale dei Servi in Bologna.
1988–Professor in the conference “Ethomusicology: The ‘battente’ guitar in the Gargano”, San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia), Italy.
1988–2001–Works as a standard first Tenor at the opera houses: RAI: Italian Radio and Television , choir and orchestra, Milan; Bergamo “Donizetti Theatre” Bologna “Teatro Comunale” Brescia “Grand Theatre” Paris “Omnisport de Bercy,” Como “Teatro Sociale” Cremona “Teatro Comunale” Ferrara “Teatro Comunale” Genoa “Teatro Carlo Felice”, Lugo di Romagna “Teatro Rossini,” Italy “Sferisterio” Mantova “Teatro Sociale” Messina “Teatro Verdi” Modena “Theatre”, Montpellier “Theatre Berlioz,” Novara “Teatro Coccia,” Pavia “Teatro Comunale” Parma “Teatro Verdi”, Piacenza “Municipal Theater” Milan “Italian Radio and Television” (RAI), Reggio Emilia “Teatro Comunale” Taormina “Greek Theatre –Roman “, Tel Aviv (Israel)” The New Israeli Opera, “Toulon” Teatro Comunale “Treviso” Theatre “, Trapani” Summer Trapani, “Venice” La Fenice “Verona” Arena di Verona “, etc.
1988–1992–Bologna: Joins the Musical Chapel of San Petronio, directed by Sergio Vartolo, which gives concerts in the world of music by composers of the Bolognese school of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
1985–Becomes a member of the Italian Society for Ethnomusicology (SIE); tenor solist in Claudio Monteverdi and Benjamin Britten at Festival “Eurotreff music” Friburg (Germany) .
1985–1992–Bologna: joined the Ensemble vocal ‘The banquet Music’, madrigal group specializing in music of Gesualdo, Banchieri and Monteverdi, directed by Franco Sebastiani.
1984–1990–Bologna: partecipated as a tenor in the vocal and instrumental group ‘Heinrich Schütz’, in Renaissance and Baroque music, directed by Enrico Volontieri.
1977–1980 Rignano Garganico (FG–Apulia): founded the group Hornez and Old Style, which repeats songs of the musical tradition urban–Craft: smooth and traditional songs 60s.
1973–Rome, International College of the Holy Land, founded the first band with original music.
1972–Rome, International College of the Holy Land, he joined the choir giving concerts of polyphonic music in the basilicas of Rome.

COMPOSITIONS
2012–Mik Giergj (text and music for tenor and ensemble of contemporary music)
2010–George Friend (music and lyrics, for tenor and ensemble of contemporary music)
2008–Do not Call me Several Times Bush (for tenor and ensemble of contemporary music)
2007–Tarantella di San Giovanni (for soprano and ensemble of contemporary music)
2005–One day I went Hunting With a Crossbow (for tenor and ensemble of contemporary music)
2004–Tarantella Ischitella (for tenor and ensemble of contemporary music)
2002–Tarantella Mountain (for soprano and ensemble of contemporary music)
1997–How do I Love this Woman (for tenor and ensemble of contemporary music)
1992–The Valley of Stignano (for baritone and ensemble of contemporary music)
1989–By Chance (for contemporary music ensemble)
1985–Tarantella for Guitar
1984–Evanescenze (only classic guitar)
1976–My Fifteen (text and music, voice and pop music group)
1975–International song (music and lyrics, voice and pop music group)
1974–My First Love (music and lyrics, voice and pop music group)
You are My Life (music and lyrics, voice and pop music group)
Do Not Fret (music and lyrics, voice and pop music group)
1973–My Dear (music and lyrics, voice and pop music group)
Just for You (music and lyrics, voice and pop music group)

MOVIES
2015–2017 Salvatore Villani, “Mesciu Gigi”, film, Centre for Studies of Apulians Traditions (Foggia).
2013–Salvatore Villani, “Tenejapa” (Chiapas-Mexico), Documentary, Centre for Studies of Apulians Traditions – CELALI, 2013.
2013–Salvatore Villani, “Zinacantan” (Chiapas-Mexico), Documentary, Centre for Studies of Apulians Traditions – CELALI, 2013.
2013–Salvatore Villani, “La Libertad” (Chiapas-Mexico), Documentary, Centre for Studies of Apulians Traditions – CELALI, 2013.
2013–Salvatore Villani, “K’in paxon. Carnaval en Pantelhò” (Chiapas-Mexico), Documentary, Centre for Studies of Apulian Traditions – CELALI, 2013.
2010–Salvatore Villani, “Andrea Villani, union ahead of its time”, Rignano Garganico, Centre for Studies of Apulian Traditions (direction, music and screenplay).
2007–Thierry Gentet, “The Singers of Carpino”, Documentary, Mira Productions et France 3 Corse (actor and scientific).
2005–Giandomenico Curi, “The Music of the Countryside”, Documentary, Rome, GD & Curi Videosign (actor and scientific).
2000–With Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo in the movie: “Ask if they are happy “(actor and singing).

Precedente Serate Pizzicate dell'11, 12, 13 e 14 settembre 2017 Successivo Musica e danza, iniziano i corsi a Collepasso, a cura della A.C. Alla Bua