“The Absolute Stradivary: the Messie violin 1716|2016”
Study Day, Cremona, 9 Ottobre 2016.
Together with Marco Moscatti (SIDEIUS), Speaking about the “Messie” and its recent industrial CT-Scan performed at TEC Eurolab with the collaboration of Piasentini Studio.
An intense day, rich of distinguished contribution from many renowed researchers.A treasure chest, willing to show its gourgeos details. An instrument […]
Fascinated by ancient practics, I started looking for autenticity.
Printing press, movable lead types, everything gives the cotton paper a physical imprint.
Every instruments that I build carry a piece of narrative: the history of the Italian Letterpress.
A great acknoledgments to the Tipoteca Italiana for this wonderful gift.
Milano, 15th of May
My “Antenore” Violoncello was awarded with the Silver Medal, among professional Violin Makers.
Jury, leaded by M° Zakhar Bron, rewarded the winners in the prestigious settings of the Sforzesco Castle, in Milan.
All the admitted instruments will be accessible to the public in the space that already hosts the “LE MANI SAPIENTI” exposition, in […]
Wolves sometimes come out of the wood, even in cellos.
Impact hammers and accelerometers (rather than rifles and bear traps) help us finding its path in our instrument.
We can then gently mcalm its hawling, or move it in a less annoying position.
Admittance valleys are full of peaks. Each describes where cellos resonate with greater amplitude.
This viola pattern was created from the Girolamo Amati Viola hosted in the “Galleria Estense”, Modena, Italy.
CT scans is very useful for creating faithful patterns, because is not affected by photographic abberrations or perspective distorsions.
Wood used: Maple from Balcan region for scroll, back and ribs (all from the same wood blank). Belly carved from a […]
Completed in 2012, inspired by the work of Domenico Montagnana. Spruce from Fiemme valley (Italy), figured maple from Bosnia. Ebony fittings.
This instruments has been loaned to Lukasz Kurowsky (Poland) in 2014 for graduating at the Conservatory of Verona.
Step by Step
Maple and spruce, one shaving a time. The instruments slowly reveals itself, patiently. Energy and aggressiveness can help, when properly addressed.
Carving a cello back (and top too..) can be a valid subsitute to expensive exercise equipments! Tai-Chi will help in being effective, during all the stages.
Gallery will be updated, toghether with news text.
Alcune immagini del violino “Teresa”, ispirato ad un modello di Domenico Montagnana. Vernice ad olio, riflessi cangianti a seconda del calore della luce.
Un suono potente ed espressivo, capace di sostenere con forza i registri più acuti e di ammorbidirsi nelle prime posizioni.
Accanto alle foto di rito (tavola, fondo e riccio), qualche scatto più emotivo. Come […]