BEHIND THE MUSIC
GOFFREDO DEGLI ESPOSTI (1963) is an Umbrian musician who specialises in research, execution, performance and teaching of ancient and traditional music with wind instruments.
Having taken his diploma in the transverse flute, recorder and specialized in Baroque flute, he has followed courses of study with Susan Milan, Andras Adorjan, Gustav Sheck, Mario Ancillotti, Bartold Kuijken, René Clemencic and the Courses in Medieval Music at the Centro Studi dell’Ars Nova Italiana of Certaldo (Italy).
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe”
He began his concert activity in 1980; in 1984 he founded the Ensemble Micrologus, with whom he plays in the most important Festivals of Ancient Music in Europe and the Americas: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Morocco, Mexico, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, USA.
Goffredo has made CDs and radio recordings and collaborated on music for the theatre, dance-theater (“Mith” by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) and the cinema, including the soundtrack of Gabriele Salvatores’ “Mediterraneo”.
His enthusiasm and his ability to play various wind instruments in the Mediterranean tradition have led him to various musical experiences, collaborating with the Mancuso Brothers, Ambrogio Sparagna, Giovanna Marini, Sonidumbra, the Tamburi del Vesuvio, Tetraktis Percussioni, Daniele Sepe, Vinicio Capossela, Héloïse Combes, Raffaello Simeoni, Giuliano Gabriele Ensemble.
Currently he is working on musical improvisations for wind instruments with the new groups Lirum Li Tronc (Renaissance music), Principi di Galles (folk-rock), Sara Marini in “Torrendeadomo”(world music).
He has given seminars and courses at various European Schools: at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, at the Abbaye de Royaumont in France, at Jeroslaw in Poland, at the Istituto superiore di Studi musicali “Briccialdi” in Terni, and International Courses of Ancient Music in Urbino and in Copenhagen. Since 2009 he has been teaching at the INTERNATIONAL COURSE OF MEDIEVAL MUSIC in Spello (Italy).
He has recorded 28 CDs of medieval music for Quadrivium, Fonit Cetra, Zig-Zag Territoires, Stradivarius, and Opus 111, of which two have been awarded the “Diapason d’Or de l’Année”, and 16 CDs of traditional and experimental music for Ricordi, Penta Music, SudNord Record, BMG, Il Manifesto and Alphamusic.
Since 2010 he is Artistic Director of the “SPELLO SPLENDENS” FESTIVAL.