Where and when
The echo of a shot
Reading-concert of Massimo Zamboni.
With Massimo Zamboni, electric guitar, acoustic and voice; Cristiano Roversi, stick bass, bass e synths, bases; Emanuele Reverberi, violin, saz.
A painful story, long buried, is narrated by Massimo Zamboni in the book The echo of a shot (Einaudi. Super Coralli, 2015). The story, which goes back and forth in time, traces the story of his grandfather Ulysses, a squadrist member of a fascist directory who died in February 1944. His story is joined by that of the killing, seventeen years later, of the partisan who shot him in the back, a victim of the hatred of a comrade who, together with him, had been responsible for the death of Ulysses. In the book, winner of the Premio Manzoni al Romanzo Storico 2015 and of the Premio Letterario Della Resistenza’ Omegna 2015, the land of Emilia – a peasant land, of socialist utopias, of healthy cows – shouts loudly. And the echo of the gunshots accompanies Massimo Zamboni in his investigation. The word, written and recited, is combined during the evening with a musical part, which focuses on pieces belonging to the repertoire of the same Zamboni, selected for their consistency to the themes covered.
Massimo Zamboni, born in Reggio nell’Emilia in 1957, is a guitarist, songwriter and writer. Founder of the Italian punk rock group CCCP (1981-1990), he later played in the ranks of the CSI – Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti (1991-1999).