The origins of the komendunesi
Experiences and intuitions shape ideas, and that is how the Komendunesi project came to life. To explain how it was born, we need to tell you a story. In the summer of 2018 a young Comenduno musician, Marcello Conca, was in Salzburg, where he worked as a mask for the Festival by the same name. Thanks to its mix of tradition and innovation, the Salzburg Festival is a unique experience, one that influences the very concept of musical and theatrical event (find out more here). It is a festival made special by the heartfelt presence of the city not only as a scenography, but also as a protagonist full of life.
During the Celebration of Sant’Alessandro at the end of August, you can sense a similar atmosphere of celebration and closeness between people in Comenduno. The Komendunesi festival was born from the Salzburg intuition, from the desire to share music with relatives and friends and from the belief that making music means creating bonds and uniting communities.
Ideas grow through dialogue. Without the support of the Ethnographic Museum of the Tower and its association, without the ideas of Valerio Calvi, its former president, Gianmaria Luiselli, its current president, Maurizio Noris and Diego Vedovati, members of the association, as well as the vital support of Veronica Arrigoni and Marco Noris, the festival would not have been possible. Just like an orchestra, the Komendunesi draw inspiration from the energy that each person brings along: chorality is the heart of our project.