Magnets and miracles by Jacopo Caneva

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Loneliness and longing in the lyrics of Pink Floyd

The Cultural Association Floydseum presents an event for all fans: we wait for you on January 31, 2015 at Fondazione Collegio Marconi, Sala delle Colonne, Portogruaro from 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

  • 5:00pm to 5:30pm Presentation of the book "Magnets and Miracles. Solitudine e nostalgia nei testi dei Pink Floyd" by Jacopo Caneva; Moderators: Sergio Amurri and Stefano Montello (writer, musician, founder of the group FLK).
  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm Floydian break with the music of the band"DIFFERENT TUNES".
  • 6:00pm to 6.30pm Presentation of the book "The Night Of Wonders, Pink Floyd a Venezia – 15 luglio 1989, Luci, suoni e memorie" by the Cultural Association Floydseum; Moderator: Giovanni Mulato (President of Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia).

"Magnets and Miracles" is a book written by the young and talented author Jacopo Caneva, which offers a brief, but thorough analysis of these concepts in the lyrics of Pink Floyd, from Dark Side of the Moon at The Wall. The common point between the lyrics so different is the memory of Syd Barrett. A tribute to the legendary British band to celebrate the release of the new album, "The Endless River".

Jacopo Caneva, born in Latisana (UD) June 29, 1998 and lives in Portogruaro (VE), attends the third year of highschool  "XXV Aprile" of his city. He studies harp, harmony, composition and reading of the score. His favorite directors are Tim Burton, Hayao Miyazaki and Takeshi Kitano; he loves music by Modest Mussorskij, Danny Elfman, Claude Debussy and Joe Hisaishi and he reads with passion Haruki Murakami and Lewis Carroll. He wants to be a director.

His book is available online


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.


Louder than words

The new album of Pink Floyd, "The Endless River", almost entirely instrumental, Gilmour's voice appears in the last song "Louder Than Words", a reflection over the 50 years of the group written by David Gilmour's wife, Polly Sampson.


The endless...Floydseum!

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"The Night Of Wonders" is back with a new project titled "Pink in Porto"


Together with the release of the highly anticipated new album of Pink Floyd's "The Endless River", the Cultural Association Floydseum managed to make "infinite" the experience of the exhibition "The Night of Wonders".

The unanimous chorus of rave reviews and critical (RAI TV, RadioVeneto1, Il Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, just to name a few of them) has led to contact with the Department of Culture of the City of Portogruaro, inspiring something even larger than an exhibition, a real journey without limits.

it will be called "PINK in Porto" stunning new cultural festival of exhibitions and events dedicated to music and art of Pink Floyd to be held in the beautiful setting of the City of Portogruaro from late November 2014 to early spring 2015.

And that's where "The Night of Wonders" will find its new size from 29 November 2014 to 31 January 2015 at the Sala delle Colonne, in the prestigious Fondazione Collegio Marconi, Via Seminario 34, Portogruaro.

After the venetian "showcase" lasted from 12 July to 26 October 2014, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Pink Floyd concert in Venice, it will be the beautiful city of Portogruaro to become the new destination of the exhibition, allowing all lovers of the British band to relive the excitement of that unforgettable July 15, 1989 remained in the history of music, entertainment and the city of Venice.

The exhibition, made with shots of the beautiful concert in the lagoon expertly crafted by some of the most famous photographers of rock music (Guido Harari, Andrea Pattaro, Marco Sabadin, Alcide Boaretto), resurfaces what has been seen in Venice with the integration of new photos meanwhile emerged from the oblivion.

Many organizations participated to carry out this review: the City of Portogruaro, Fondazione Musicale di Santa Cecilia, Fondazione collegio Marconi, Associazione Culturale of Portogruaro "Il Portico", the Music Association Woodstock Music Village, the Cultural Association Cinemazero of Pordenone, Bejaflor Arts and the Cultural Association Floydseum, all bound together by their passion for culture and music.

We currently do not want to reveal the "dark side" of this ambitious project, but you can learn more by participating in the inauguration of the exhibition " The Night Of Wonders " scheduled November 29, 2014 at 12 am at the Collegio Marconi, Sala delle colonne in Portogruaro.


Pink Floyd the Wall

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Save the Date! Floydseum Film Festival


September, 7 2014


Pink Floyd The Wall is a film by Alan Parker came out in 1982, the film adaptation of the concept album "The Wall", released in 1979 by Pink Floyd. The film, the third phase of the project conceived by Roger Waters, is based on the album rather than vice versa, and it is in fact the "visual track."

The story allows at least three levels of interpretation:

  • autobiographical one (the death of Roger's father in the war, Eric Fletcher Waters, the problems of school education in the period of the student riots)
  • one of observation and social critique (the lack of communication in relationships, the almighty rockstar)
  • one that represents the evolution of the madness of the protagonist, where you can see a reference to Syd Barrett, although the experiences of life and artistic bassist represent the true soul.

Initially, they were four to begin the implementation of the project: In addition to Waters, the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, the director Michael Seresin and producer Alan Parker. Scarfe, will work with animated drawings of many sequences of the film, the same ones that were also projected on the wall.

The film was screened out of competition at the 35th Cannes Film Festival.


Stamping Ground

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September 6, 2014


Among the most important rock festival held in Europe, the Holland Pop Festival (also called Stamping Ground Festival) between 26 and 28 June 1970 gathered near Rotterdam several thousand young people, thanks to the proposal of a cast of considerable interest.

The festival was held in conjunction with the impressive Bath Festival and the organizers thought the Dutch to agree with the British in order to give an opportunity for many groups to perform in both shows.

The Pink Floyd, for example, played an important concert at the Bath Festival on June 27, during which introduced a new suite of "Atom Heart Mother", accompanied by a large horn section and a chorus; the day after the group played at the Holland Pop Festival, but without horns, choir and light show.

In addition to the cast included the Byrds, Pink Floyd, Caravan, Third Ear Band, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Jefferson Airplane, Renaissance, Santana, Soft Machine, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, It's A Beautiful Day, Canned Heat, Pentangle, Quintessence, East Of Eden , Family, Country Joe, Flock and jazz musicians such as John Surman and Art Ensemble Of Chicago. The event was documented with the creation of a film directed by Jason Pohland and George Sluizer.


Zabriskie Point

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August 31, 2014


Zabriskie Point is a 1970 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. This famous soundtrack was originally commissioned by Antonioni only to Pink Floyd, but as a result of persistent dissatisfaction director for the proposed material, it came to include, in addition to the three pieces of the English group, an extract of the famous "Dark Star" of Grateful Dead songs composed for the occasion by Jerry Garcia (essentially improvisations performed with the other guitarist of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, playing in real time in front of the projected images), the song "You Got the Silver" by the Rolling Stones, the song "Dance of Death" by John Fahey, two pieces of Kaleidoscope and two other songs, performed respectively by Patty Page and Roscoe Holcomb Memorable musical commentary to the scene of the explosion of the villa in the desert, that Pink Floyd accompanied with a remake of the already published "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" retitled for the occasion "Come In # 51, Your Time Is Up".

The final sequence is finally commented on the song "So Young" by Roy Orbison.

Curiosity: among the many proposed pieces for the occasion by Pink Floyd but rejected by Antonioni, there was a theme piano written by keyboardist Richard Wright: the theme (at that time called "The violent sequences") was later reused by the group in 1973, becoming the song "Us and Them", included on the album ironically sold more of their story "The Dark Side of the Moon."


Duration: 110 min

Genre: drama

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Subject: Michelangelo Antonioni

Screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Sam Shepard, Clare Peploe, Fred Gardner

Production: Carlo Ponti

Music: Pink Floyd, Jerry García

Scenography: Dean Tavoularis


Pink Floyd Pulse

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Save the Date! Floydseum Film Festival

August 30, 2014


Pulse is a live album by Pink Floyd recorded on tour in 1994 Originally released in 1995, the album was re-released in December 2005 in DVD format. In the United States the album has received double platinum for sales in the traditional format, to which are added received 8 times platinum for sales in video format.

The album reproduces the program of the tour that followed the release of the album "The Division Bell". The tour culminates with a concert at Earls Court in London: the event was watched live by millions of viewers around the world and is the main source which draws on the video. 

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