The Night of Wonders becomes a book!

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The Cultural Association Floydseum presents the first book "The Night of Wonders", lights, sounds, memories

 

The spectacular exhibition "The Night of Wonders" located in Venice from July to October 2014 in the charming former church of Santa Marta, currently in Portogruaro at the Foundation Collegio Marconi, and soon around Italy, it has become a book!

The project "The Night of Wonders", organized by the Cultural Association Floydseum, made ​​up by some of the greatest collectors of the band in the world, is now also a book. This is the result of a long and valuable work of search and selection of photos and written testimonies, collected in more than two years of research. The book is cleverly harmonized within a visual story and wrote that let you relive the excitement of that famous July 15, 1989, when over 300,000 people came to Venice to see and listen to Pink Floyd playing on a floating stage located in the basin of San Marco.

Fascinating glimpse of wonderful photos provided by some of the most famous photographers of the Italian Rock Music: Guido Harari, Andrea Pattaro, Marco Sabadin, Alcide Boaretto, Fran Tomasi and Bob Hassall.

The book also collects the written evidence of that incredible day in the memories of the band, the singers Durga and Lorely Mc Broom, the experts and the ordinary fans who have lived intensely that memorable day. A single document of the highest historical and cultural value that testifies to a page of the '900 that will remain in the history of music and entertainment, as well as in the ancient history of Venice. The elegant format and professional graphics makes it the perfect gift for any fan of the band and not, for all those who love music, photography and Venice!

You can find it in bookstores from January 17, 2015 or it can be ordered immediately by writing to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fran Tomasi oficially opens the exhibition "The Night of Wonders"

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Over 200 works displayed, tracing the history of the "Venetian Big Concert"

Venice July 12, 2014

It was inaugurated today in the former Church of Santa Marta in Venice, the exhibition dedicated to the Pink Floyd concert on 15 July 1989. And who better than Fran Tomasi could inaugurate "The Night Of Wonders"? Yes he, the creator and organizer of the huge music festival in Venice.

Tomasi, at the time, was one of the most important music promoters, has managed to bring to Italy the biggest rock bands in the world, from Lou Reed to the Rolling Stones, Sting Bruce Springsteen. He is also the man who devised the operation plate for the Olympic stadium in Rome, at the end of the football World Cup. In short, a character with many stories to tell. Although the Pink Floyd concert of 15 July 1989 created huge controversy, Francesco Tomasi, aka Fran, has never repented of having organized this colossal and unique concert that judges, after 25 years, an unrepeatable spectacle.

The exhibition is divided into sections, the tour of Verona in 1989, the origins of the Venetian project with the preparation, the days immediately preceding the concert and the event, up to the concert of Gilmour in 2006. Material comes from professional photographers worked directly in those days, as Guido Harari and Vision Venice Marco Sabbadin and Andrea Pattaro, but also a lot of pictures that come from the fans, as Bob Hassall, who was present on stage. They were selected out of almost 600 shots. A year of work to develop the material to be exhibited.

There are very rare memorabilia, like a poster that was never exposed because the organizers feared that he would attract too many people. Visitors to the exhibition will also see the pictures of the concert projected on a large screen and other video clips of those days on smaller screens. On the walls, there are many examples of famous and not so famous, who attended the concert and wide press coverage at the time, both Italian and foreign. In addition to photographic material, there are works such as the famous Martelli of Marco Lodola, the cloth sculptures of Stefano Bressani and the winners of the online competition created and designed by sculptor painter Grace Marino aka Dadagabem: "The idea was born - Grace Marino points out - for fans and the artists related to Pink Floyd culture, who are many and very good. The selection was made online and were chosen two authors, already well known in the art: Valerio Scarapazzi with Astronomy Domine and Aldo Claudio Medorini with Shine on your Crazy Diamond. To promote young talent has been chosen Giorgia Lembo with Young David Gilmour who is only 19 years." Dadagabem, for the occasion, created a work dedicated to the event titled Crazy Diamond.

In the exhibition, it was displayed "Chit Chat With Oysters" by Adrian Maben, the new unreleased documentary on the band. Fifty-minute black and white film at the studio Europa-Sonor in Paris in December 1971 during the processing to the master of "Echoes" recorded in Pompeii few months earlier.

Alberto Durgante, president of Floydseum thanked Fran Tomasi, Adrian Maben, members of the Floydseum, particularly the vice president Gian Luigi Soldi, all the guests, artists and his staff, reminding that on July 15 there will be the "commemorative cancellation stamp". A stand, just in front of the gates of "The Night Of Wonders", where it will be printed the postmark on the postcards created by Floydseum to be purchased directly at the show, throughout the day.

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Who is Guido Harari?

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Guido Harari - wallofsoundgallery.com

Guido Harari has become in the early seventies a photographer and music journalist, working with numerous magazines and record companies. Today it operates in the report, the institutional portrait, fashion and advertising, as well as signing the curating of exhibitions and books, of which even care by the time the entire project, from editing to graphic design.

He signed numerous album covers for international artists such as Kate Bush, David Crosby, Bob Dylan, BB King, Ute Lemper, Paul McCartney, Michael Nyman, Lou Reed, Simple Minds and Frank Zappa. In Italy he worked mainly with Claudio Baglioni, Andrea Bocelli Angelo Branduardi, Vinicio Capossela, Paolo Conte, Pino Daniele, Fabrizio De André, Eugene Kelly, Ligabue, Mia Martini, Gianna Nannini, PFM and Vasco Rossi.

It was also one of the curators of the exhibition of multimedia Fabrizio De André, produced by Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. Genoese artist, which for decades has been one of the photographers personal, devoted three books: "Fabrizio De André. E poi, il futuro" (2001), "Fabrizio De André. Una goccia di splendore" (2007 ) and "Fabrizio De André & PFM. Evaporati in una nuvola rock" (with Franz Di Ciocco, 2008).

His books include "Strange Angels" (2003), "The Beat Goes On" (with Wing Violence, 2004), "Chris!" (2006), "Mia Martini. L’ultima occasione per vivere" (with Menico Caroli, 2009), "Gaber. L'illogica utopia" (2010), "Quando parla Gaber" (2011), "Vinicio Capossela" (2012 ) and "Tom Waits" (2012).

In 2011 he opened in Alba, Piedmont, where she has lived for years, its a photo gallery, Wall Of Sound Gallery, devoted entirely to the imaginary music. In 2013 he was a guest of the exhibition "Outside The Wall", organized by the Floydseum in Padua, where he was able to photograph Mr Gerald Scarfe in person!

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