MILAN – On the occasion of the Milan Music Week and the events organized by Midance in collaboration with Fipi, Lidu and Convention Deejay at Kong Location in via delle Industrie 15/1 in Arese (Milan), Sunday 28 November at 18.30 will be held the presentation of the book “50 years of music and feelings” by Roberto Turatti. A themed DJ set by the same author will follow.
“Roberto Turatti – 50 years of music and feelings” (Edizioni Beranu, € 27.90) is Roberto Turatti’s debut book written during the four-handed lockdown with Gabriele Congiu: it is on sale on all major online stores and on site of Edizioni Beranu. In this multimedia book, Roberto Turatti really puts all his music and all his feelings, all his cultural baggage, his history and his own unique personality.
The author, in this work, wanted to highlight the main artistic aspects that have indelibly marked his professional life, reaching international successes. Milan is the city where it all originated: its home, the place that has been able to generate trends and new sounds. And the work goes beyond the story, it is in fact enriched by the presence of more than 100 video interviews (accessible through 150 QR Codes) released by those who have “crossed” Turatti’s career. A few names? Albertino, Red Ronnie, Nicola Savino, Simon De Jano, Jeffrey Jey, Fabrice Quagliotti, Den Harrow, Rosita Celentano, Jo Squillo, Stefano Secchi, Sandy Chambers, Nathalie Aarts, Kim Lukas, Callea, Piparo and many others.
“Roberto Turatti – 50 years of music and feelings” also counts on many playlists of songs contextualized to the historical moment experienced by the same author who wanted to read some passages of each chapter contained in the book. From the first musical steps with a band of friends in a cellar under a Milanese pharmacy to the meeting with Enrico Ruggeri and the birth of the Decibel, from the Italo Disco productions and great successes of the 80s with the Den Harrow project in the spotlight up to the various participations to events such as the Festivalbar and the San Remo, up to the television tunes for Striscia la Notizie.
In short, a life as a record producer. “The idea was born from Gabriele Congiu who initially wanted to write a book about the 80s and take me as a contact person for help, then having seen my story he himself thought it best to help me tell it in a total way, without stopping at the 80s ”, Reveals Roberto Turatti, who dwells on the reason for choosing the preface by Enrico Ruggeri. “My whole important musical life started with him and, given his ability as a communicator and for the friendship that has lasted since 1977, I asked him”.
The interviews contained are actually real talks. “They are a story of common experiences”. The idea for the videos was born during the pandemic, “taking advantage of the fact that everyone was at home”. In the book, inside and at the end of each chapter, there are numerous QR Codes. “Bringing the camera closer you access the Spotify video interviews and playlists that accompany the reader on a 50-year musical journey and the parts of the book read by me “.