Stefano Battaglia

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Concert review: The Post and Courier / Charleston, South Carolina
May 29, 2007

Time stopped Sunday night at the Cistern. All that was left was space and a continuum of
Stefano Battaglia, a gifted Italian pianist, traveled with his band to Charleston for a onenight
gig, part of Spoleto‘s Wachovia Jazz Series, and offered the outdoor audience vast
aural creations that alternately floated, breathed, rumbled, shimmered and pulsed within
the space they evoked.
These soundscapes, inspired by the work and life of the Italian intellectual and Renaissance
man Pier Paolo Pasolini, were not about a particular tune or beat (with rare exceptions); they
were about establishing a mood and inviting the listener to contemplate something more
than mere music.