Melodrum

Melodrum originates in early 2014 from an idea of Francesco Brancato and Salvatore Spano, with the intent of re-elaborating masterpieces of the European Musical Patrimony through the musical aesthetics of jazz.

A few months later, Melodrum debuts at the Reggia di Venaria Reale in Turin with a concert dedicated to female celebrities from the Opera world. The concert will soon be replicated at the Vatican Museum (Vatican City) for the “Il bello da sentire” Festival.

The first recorded album, entitled “Perspectives” (2015), is born out of this experience, with the participation of upright bassist Luca Curcio, on saxophone Emanuele Cisi and Gilson Silveira on percussion.

The CD is subsequently presented in various Italian Festivals of music, theatre and literature, including the Salone del Libro in Turin (2015), the International Festival of Nuoro Jazz (2016) and the Pubblico Dominio Open Festival (Turin, 2016).

In 2016, the Conservatory of Turin commissions Melodrum a concert with original music based on the works of Antonio Vivaldi. The concert will be performed at the Vivaldi Auditorium in Turin during the festivities celebrating the Anno Vivaldiano. This work represents the fulcrum of the newly-released album.