MR MOJO RISIN’
a celebration of Jim Morrison in pictures, words and music
Friday 9 September, 2011
9.30pm, B612 Pub/restaurant
San Fermo-Penasca, nr Varese, Italy
Forty years after his death, Jim Morrison will be remembered at a small pub near Varese, in northern Italy.
An event designed to pay tribute to the Lizard King’s song-writing skills, as well as his poetry, MR MOJO RISIN’ a celebration of Jim Morrison in pictures, words and music, takes place on Friday September 9, 2011, starting at 9.30pm.
Interweaving many of the Doors’ best-known songs, with a number of Jim Morrison’s poems, against a backdrop conjured by moving images narrating the artist’s life, the evening is designed to appeal both to fans of Morrison, and to a younger generation who know the name but not the work.
Lending his voice to the narration of Jim Morrison’s life and poetry is Marco Rodi – who bears a striking resemblance to the Lizard King – while the songs are performed by Ivan Carletta, accompanied on piano by Fabrizio Paglionico.
The images are by artist Mike Snyder, and are taken from an unrealized graphic novel project on the life of Jim Morrison. Alberto Frigo is responsible for the video-montage.
Conceived by Alberto, along with the other three founder-members of the Associazione Culturale Decimamusa — Veronika Bögl, Monica Merlo, and Marco Nasoni — and realized in collaboration with concert promoter Renato Bertossi, MR MOJO RISIN’ a celebration of Jim Morrison in pictures, words and music is destined to become a travelling show. A number of dates have been lined up in the Varese/Milan area of Italy, as well as in nearby Lugano, in Southern Switzerland.
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His range extending from pop via rock to jazz, Ivan Carletta will lend his voice to some of Jim Morrison’s best-loved songs.
His range extending from pop via rock to jazz, Ivan Carletta is currently engaged with a pop-swing trip called Killing Me Softly.
Accompanying Ivan on the piano is Fabrizio Paglionico, whose musical talents also serve to inform his day-job, as a psychotherapist. After starting classical piano lessons very young in life, Fabrizio studied jazz, before moving on to electronic keyboards. His resumé also includes composing for documentaries.
Actor and dancer, Marco Rodio is well-known in Milan, Varese and Como. A versatile and resourcesful professional, he counts among his roles the mime-actor in the contemporary ballet Nocturno, which he performed with the Como-based TBALLET company. He also took the role of the male lead in a recent production of the musical Moulin Rouge.
Illustrator, portrait artist and cartoonist, Mike Snyder trained at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Long-time resident in Italy, he has spent much of his career working with leading advertising agencies in Milan. He exhibits regularly, and is also working on a number of editorial projects.
A well-known figure on the Milan and Varese music scene for many years, Renato Bertossi was responsible for organizing over 500 concerts over a ten-year period, bringing musicians of the calibre of Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, and Slide Hampton to local audiences. In addition to organizing musical events throughout the area, Bertossi also published Senz’H, a music magazine, as well as masterminding Splasc(H) Records, a record label.
The brainchild of Veronika Bögl, Alberto Frigo, Monica Merlo, and Marco Nasoni, Decimamusa is a Varese-based not-for-profit organizer of art exhibits, musical events, and training courses http://www.decimamusa.it.
Renowned for its frescoed buildings, the tiny hamlet of Penasca, at San Fermo, just outside Varese, is home to the B612 Pub/restaurant. This popular night-spot often features live music. Varese is 47 km from Milan, and 23km from Lugano, Switzerland.