Soqquadro Italiano – numero uno live (CD deluxe)

Soqquadro Italiano – numero uno live (CD deluxe)

14 audio tracks, 14 places for a (not just musical) journey. A kind of sentimental grand tour of Italy. It is up to the listener to find possible personal associations between the places and the audio tracks.
We wish you a pleasant journey. (*)

Changing your point of view and not accepting stereotypes is the way, the key to bringing successful innovation to the world.

Federico Faggian, inventor of the microprocessor



Client: Soqquadro Italiano
Media: album “NUMERO UNO – LIVE” packaging (CD deluxe)
Work: concept, art direction, illustration, artwork


Composing is seeing opportunities where other people see nothing.
Pierre Boulez







The sound of waves. Seagulls shrieking from a distance. Sea. Sea as far as the eye can see.
The voyage has begun. The ship has set out. Inside it, a disturbing, exotic presence. A rhinoceros. The destination is unknown, but the route is clear and definite.

NUMERO ZERO is there, it was our starting point. Our safe haven. Our past charting the beginning of the journey. A journey in which languages are mixed, redefined, changed, finding new possible combinations to narrate our increasingly confused, impalpable reality, opening new possible horizons in the search for a future that can look back at the past without embarrassment.

NUMERO UNO – LIVE is the first step towards all this. But it is also a vivid look at our country, Italy, whose history, more than that of any other country, has been one of constant interaction and confrontation with the past, of breaking the rules to go down unexpected roads. It is a country that knows to use creativity in all fields of everyday life. A country that is contradictory and hard to understand, precisely because it has always carried inside it the rhinoceros Fellini talks about in his film “E la nave va”.  An obscure, exotic, magic presence that excites the imagination. Something mysterious that goes unnoticed at first, and yet is there, sitting at the bottom, heavy. You cannot see it. You can only slightly hear his gasping grunts.

NUMERO UNO – LIVE not just a cd but a true voyage in search of the rhinoceros that is inside the great belly of this country. He hides there. In order to find him we have to move closer to him, together, share our ideas, relinquish our certainties, and consciously dive into the open sea, looking for what is not there.



What is Soqquadro Italiano?

Soqquadro Italiano is a cultural project created by Claudio Borgianni and Vincenzo Capezzuto. The idea behind this project was born from their common interest in Italian artistic, musical and theatrical productions spanning the 16th and 17th centuries.

claudio borgianni vincenzo capezzutoSoqquadro Italiano is a musical ensemble
Regarded as one of the most unique and innovative groups on the current Italian music scene.
Soqquadro Italiano is open to all artistic languages and has a desire for, and interest in, constant CONTAMINATION.

Soqquadro Italiano is a dance company
With a musical repertoire ranging from ancient music to jazz, traditional and pop music, Soqquadro is always willing to embrace new creative inspiration, in an ongoing FUSION process.

Soqquadro Italiano is a creative group
Since 2011, Soqquadro Italiano has performed in Belgium, France, Italy, Holland, for major international events such as: Gent Festival, Operadagen Rotterdam, Ravenna Festival, Festival Barocco di Viterbo, Nomus Festival of Novi Sad, International Festival Bashmet of Yaroslavl and others…

Soqquadro Italiano is a theatrical company
In a constant search between past and present, Soqquadro aims to rediscover the uniqueness and the sense of organized disorder that is associated with the word ITALIAN.


Vincenzo Capezzuto, voice and kazoo
Luciano Orologi, sax and clarinets
Simone Vallerotonda, theorbo, baroque guitar and battente guitar
Giulia Nuti, harpsichord with gut strings and soprano recorder
Simone Prando, double-bass
Gabriele Miracle, percussions

Claudio Borgianni, direction

Live recording in studio with the audience at the Max Gardini’s Groove Factory Studio
Recorded and mixed by Corrado Cristina
Art direction and artwork by Sara Garagnani
Font GriffosFont by Manfred Klein Fonteria




Olivetti Programma 101 – Ivrea
There are certain ideas that draw a line in history, marking a ‘before’ and an ‘after’. Olivetti Programma 101, the first personal computer in history, is one of them.

Ristorante da Silvio – San Michele all’Adige, Trento
The only restaurant protected as part of the cultural heritage.  A place entirely designed, down to the finest details, by artist Riccardo Schweizer in 1978. A place where food and art blend, creating a truly unique experience for the senses.

Buss del Buson – Belluno
A wonderful canyon in the middle of Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi, today has become an auditorium whose walls resound with music each summer. A magic place where humans can establish a relationship with their own territory, in an unconventional way.

Labirinto della Masone by Franco Maria Ricci – Fontanellato, Parma
The largest bamboo labyrinth in the world, it is the result of a promise made by publisher Franco Maria Ricci to the Argentinian author, Jorge Luis Borges. At the exit, a pyramid with a chapel inside it, a place of the soul, just like the labyrinth itself.

Erioli vini – Valsamoggia, Bologna
Tradition, know-how, territory, future, love. This is how an Erioli wine tastes to your palate when you sip it.

Mast. Manifattura di Arti, sperimentazione e tecnologia – Bologna
What is the relationship between art and business? Between technology and creativity?
These are the questions. MAST is the answer.

La Scarzuola – Montegabbione, Terni
A surreal place, redolent with symbols, secrets and allusions – a place that has something labyrinthine, geometric, astronomical, magic about it.

Brunello Cucinelli and Borgo di Solomeo – Perugia
“In my life I have always cherished a dream: doing useful work for an important goal. I felt that business profit alone was not enough to make my dream come true, and that I had to pursue a higher goal”.
Brunello Cucinelli

Centrale Montemartini – Rome
As soon as you enter this museum, you immediately realize one thing: the interaction between classical and industrial archaeology is not only possible, but absolutely necessary.

Giardino di Ninfa – Cisterna di Latina, Latina
There is just one word to describe Giardino di Ninfa: Poetry.

Stazioni dell’arte – Naples
A subway turned into a ‘compulsory’ contemporary art museum. Naples, a city suspended between genius and paradox. Naples as the womb of Europe and the city’s streets as its entrails.

Gibellina – Sicily
The biggest, most controversial open-air contemporary museum in the world. A one-of-a-kind experiment in which art is the symbol of rebirth. A city where the notion of reconstruction itself has been redefined.

Museo delle Maschere (Mask Museum) – Mamoiada, Sardinia
Myths and legends help us to go back in time and glimpse a part of the huge historical, cultural and religious wealth of Sardinia.

Liuteria de Bonis – Bisignano, Cosenza
For three centuries, the lute-making tradition has been handed down from father to son.  Techniques, trade secrets, and ancient knowledge coexist, poised between ‘yesterday’ and ‘today’.



All’italiana {3’ 38”}
Soqquadro Italiano / Francesco Corbetta (1615 – 1681)

Già risi del mio mal {3’ 06”}
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580 ca. – 1651)

Il cielo in una stanza {2’ 42”}
Gino Paoli (1934)

Amare, mentre è tempo {3’ 10”}
Enrico Radesca da Foggia (1550 ca. –1625)

No words {5’ 13”}
Alessandro Piccinini (1566 – 1638) / C. Borgianni (1979)

Non credere {4’ 04”}
Mogol (1936) / Luigi Clausetti (1936) / Roberto Soffici (1946)

Che si può fare? {7’ 19”}
Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)

La Tarantella de li denari {4’ 16”}
C. Borgianni (1979) / G. G. Croce (1550 – 1609) / S. de Murcia (1673 – 1739)

Viva lei {3’ 36”}
Paolo Limiti (1940) / Mario Nobile / Vittorio Buffoli

Sì dolce è ‘l tormento {3’ 22”}
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 –1643)

60’s Moon {3’ 10”}
C. Borgianni (1979) / D. Ortiz (1510 – 1570)

Dormite oh pupille {4’ 46”}
Pietro Andrea Ziani (1616 – 1684)

Mi sei scoppiato dentro al cuore {4’ 08”}
Wertmuller Lina (1928) / Bruno Canfora (1924)

Vurria ca foss’io ciaola (Bonus track) {4’ 47”}
Anonimo (XVI secolo)