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Musica Nuda

Voice and bass

  • $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • Petra Magoni, voice
  • Ferruccio Spinetti, bass

Event Details

“... they didn't just hold the attention of the audience, they commanded it.”  - Henry Snyder, Charleston City Paper

Sometimes things happen by coincidence. This is the story of MUSICA NUDA, the unconventional duo born from an equally unconventional beginning for Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti.

In 2003 the pair cross paths for the first time: Petra sings and Ferruccio plays double bass in Aviontravel (he played with them from 1990 to 2006). In that period Petra Magoni plans a mini tour in some small clubs in Tuscany with a friend playing guitar for her. But the day of their first concert together, he gets sick. Petra, instead of canceling the date, asks Ferruccio if he feels like covering for him and he promptly accepts.

The concert is such a success that in the span of few weeks the two members of this “Voice’n’bass” combo create a full repertoire, made of the songs they love the most, and in half a day they record their first album: “MUSICA NUDA,” in a studio close to Pisa. The chemistry between them is perfectly clear, but neither Petra and Ferruccio themselves would have ever imagined to reach such important goals in so little time: hundreds of concerts in Italy and abroad, prestigious awards (Targa Tenco 2006, best tour for MEI in Faenza, Les quatre clés de Télérama in France), recognition from fans and media, TV appearances and radio plays on all main Italian and foreign FM stations. It all comes from constant work and commitment from Petra, Ferruccio and those who believed in this project over the years, but mostly thanks to an original, cultured as well as popular, simple yet articulated, idea behind the project MUSICA NUDA.

A bit of jazz, a bit of songwriting, some elements of rock, some punk and the occasional classic vibe. When “music” is “naked” there are no boundaries, the peculiar sound of Petra and Ferruccio flows into every single track and brings them all back to new life, proving that they are a really an eclectic group. MUSICA NUDA is a brave project, independent, free, almost a modern version of canto con accompagnamento di basso continuo, and it’s also the art of tracing music back to its core to find inside the ultimate meaning of any song, classical, jazz, pop or soul.

And there’s something else to tell: MUSICA NUDA is the art of enjoying silence in music, a basic and often underrated aspect of it, that leads to true emotion and underlines the value of a lyric, a story, the meaning of every song, no matter if it’s dramatic, funny, energetic, romantic, sarcastic. In MUSICA NUDA we have two different yet perfectly complementary artists in Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti, who face each other musically with complicity and a sense of humor: A voice (Petra’s) that performs with great emotion, a double bass (Ferruccio’s) that becomes orchestra.

MUSICA NUDA touring has never really stopped, as Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti introduced their project in important festivals all over the world, performing on all the main stages in Italy and in prestigious international locations like the Paris Olympia Theatre and in major cities such as Madrid, Tunisi, Salzburg, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, St Petersburg, Buenos Aires, Quito in  Ecuador, in Holland, Poland, and more. They’ve been hosted by the Tanz Wuppertal Festival of Pina Bausch and always in Germany they supported Al Jarreau with an amazing response from the audience. 

Taking part in a MUSICA NUDA concert is entering a new and unexpected musical and emotional dimension, where the voice of Petra Magoni and the double bass of Ferruccio Spinetti charm the listener, leading him into a world of sound that he will not want to leave.