CANTO IN RE a volume of historical analysis of the ‘Canto a Chitarra’, accompanied by 5 CDs with recordings dated from 1929 to 1967.
On 1993 Paolo Angeli was fulgurated by the encounter with
Giovanni Scanu, the old guitar player from Sardinia, who died at the age of 95 and from whom he learnt
the forms and the modules of the ‘canto a chitarra gallurese e logudorese’.
From this ‘fighting meeting’ between extra-cultivated avant-garde and popular tradition came his Sardinian
prepared-guitar: an orchestra-instrument with 18 cords, an hybrid between guitar, baritone, violoncello and
drums, gifted with hammers, pedals, some propellers at variable speed. Paolo Angeli has a degree in Ethnomusicology at DAMS, Bologna. From 1997, he has been collaborating
with ISRE at the constitution of Archivio Mario Cervo (the most important collection of sardinian records and traditional music). As a researcher, he has published Canto in Re, a volume of historical analysis of the
‘Canto a Chitarra’, accompanied by 4 CDs with recordings dated from 1930 to 1967.