Gesualdo Reloaded – Matera 2019 is an international composition contest.
Composers from 19 countries enrolled with a total of 171 compositions submitted, inspired by the music of Gesualdo da Venosa on the 450th anniversary of his birth. Gesualdo da Venosa is considered one of the most eccentric figures of the musical scene of those times and one of the most inspired composers of the Rinascimento by musical historians unanimously.
The most known and recognisable image of the composer has been “reloaded”: dominant colors are gloomily contrasted by a modern graphic style and neon colors details. The lace collar has been replaced by the rose window of the cathedral of Matera while the hands recall the pose of a maestro. A fresh modern version of the classical image of Gesualdo.
Client: Lams – Laboratorio Musica Spettacolo Matera
Partner: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni SugarMusic
Contributed by Gareth Hague
Contributed by Stephen Coles
Contributed by Nick Sherman