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Musica, scienziato!

Trilogia di monologhi scientifantastici
  • Luigi Dei,

Musica, scienziato!, a work that cannot be reduced to pre-existing models, establishes a new literary genre, the scientifantasia, which, although part of a literary tradition which has included eminent figures such as the acrobatic engineer Gadda and the chemist Levi, is here presented in a totally new physiognomy. The scientist-writer, Narrator of the monologues, becomes a musical storyteller that makes up stories through the languages of his time, and the 'scientific word' ends up "exorcising the evil of history and the weight of existence” in order to soften and redeem them, placing them within the range of knowledge and expression without which, quoting the Shakespearean lines recited at the end of Revealing Ravel, man is "fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. / The motions of his spirit are dull as night, / and his affections dark as Erebus".

Revealing Ravel: science tells Boléro
Musical play for narrative voice, multimedia and orchestra with music by Maurice Ravel
Symphonic Orchestra "L. Cherubini" of the Florence Conservatory conducted by Paolo Ponziano Ciardi



From Schubert to De André: the mysteries of the voice in music
Show for narrative voice, multimedia and vocal music by and with Luigi Dei
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From Baroque to Rock: along with Darwin in the nature of musical species
Monologue for narrative voice, multimedia and music of various kinds by and with Luigi Dei
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Luigi Dei

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1654-3603

Luigi Dei teaches chemistry at the University of Florence and directs the “Ugo Schiff” Department of Chemistry. In addition to his research activity on nano-materials, he also dedicates himself to a second profession, writing literary texts according to a genre he invented, the 'scientifantasia', where fantasy and imagination are the engine for the popularization of true science, not the hyperbolically fantastic one typical of science fiction.
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Book Title

Musica, scienziato!

Book Subtitle

Trilogia di monologhi scientifantastici

Authors

Luigi Dei

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

126

Publication Year

2014

Copyright Information

© 2014 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-635-0

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978-88-6655-631-2

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978-88-6655-635-0

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978-88-6655-637-4

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978-88-5518-943-9

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