Festival of Archaic Melodies in Erlangen
Erlangen, May 17, 2019. Giovanna Conti launched the Festival of Archaic Melodies with the an inaugural concert and enchanting the audience coming from all over Europe. The Festival celebrates the birthday of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, born on May 17, 1935 in Krefeld, Germany, and passed away on July 2, 2017 in Sandefjord, Norway. The musical event has taken place at the « Kosbacher » right after the commemoration ceremony held at the cemetery where Dr. Hamer
Hamer is buried. Giovanna Conti interpreted Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy according to the criteria of the Biological Meaning of Music®, now Archaic Melody®, also playing Haydn, Mozart and Mein Studentenmädchen, the well-known Dr Hamer’s song. The music was alternated with introductory texts written by the musician herself.
Vancouver, August 18, 2018. Giovanna Conti presents the Biological Meaning of Music with a lecture-concert at the Saint Anselm’s Church in the Vancouver’s UBC. Performing at the piano, Giovanna Conti showed the
amazing connections between SBS programs, their relative archaic melodies and the masterworks by some great classical composers. After the activation of different SBS programs, most gifted composers unconsciously apply the Five Biological Laws to music, converting their biological conflicts to notes!
Toronto, November 1-6, 2017. Giovanna Conti with Caroline Markolin and Dr Alvin De Leon at the Montecarlo Inns in Vaughan, during the « International Conference of Germanic New Medicine ».
The Archaic Melody®, shown here by Giovanna Conti and copyrighted together with Dr Hamer, is based on the comparison between music and The Five Biological Laws. People from 12 different Countries of the 5 Continents enthusiastically joined and enjoyed the Conference. ¡Viva la Medicina Sagrada!
Bardi, August 12, 2016. Giovanna Conti plays Fryderyk Chopin, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy according to the criteria of Phenomethology of Music and the Archaic Melody®.
Busseto, March 26, 2016. Giovanna Conti with the Jazz Art Orchestra and Carlo Gelmini on the stage of « Verdi Theatre ». An released version by Roberto Sansuini for piano and Big Band of Gershwin « Rhapsody in Blue » has been performed according to the criteria of the Archaic Melody®. Conti also played Liszt « Paraphrase on Rigoletto » and Debussy prelude from « Suite Bergamasque ».
Philadelphia, August 21, 2015. Giovanna Conti (right: with Th.M. Margery Thomas; above: on the stage of the ReNew Life Healing Center, Philadelphia) presents her English book « Phenomethology of Music. Man and His Archaic Melody®: A Phenomemon within Phenomena). During the lecture-concert, Conti showed how to find the Five Biological Laws out from musical works by Chopin and Debussy, and how to apply the Archaic Melody® criteria to playing piano.
Parma, October 18, 2014. Giovanna Conti on the stage of « Carmine Concert Hall » with the Jazz Art Orchestra and Carlo Gelmini. Conti performed Gershwin « Rhapsody in Blue » and music from Porgy and Bess - such as I Loves You Porgy with Carla Bonati (vocalist) and Rebecca Magri (drums) - applying the criteria of the Archaic Melody® to performing music.
Forlì, April 30, 2014. Giovanna Conti explains how to detect those conflicts occurred to composers (like Debussy, Piazzolla and Scelsi) and running as SBS programs, then converted to music. Conti performs with Cristina Roffi (saxophones). Composers’ biography is considered from the point of view of the Archaic Melody®, which allows to understand their urge of reproducing a biological development.
Lecture-concert on Breathing at the San Francis Hall
Bardi, December 20, 2013. At the eve of winter solstice, Giovanna Conti shows how even breathing is linked to the great biphasic “breathe” of the Cosmos, the same as SBS programs. Conti explains how composers convert it to music. She plays Gershwin, Arlen, Piazzolla and Molinelli with Cristina Roffi (sax).
« Phenomethology of Music » presented at Fiaccadori Book Shop
Parma, Novembre 23, 2012. The recently published Giovanna Conti’s book « Fenometologia della Musica » (Azzali Editore, Parma, 2012) is presented by Sebastiano Rolli, conductor and author by Azzali as well. Rolli and Conti show the criteria of the Archaic Melody®.
Bardi, July 2012. At the San Francis Hall, Giovanna Conti presents the results of her new research, summarized in the Italian book « Fenometologia della Musica. L’uomo e la sua Melodia Arcaica® ». The book focuses on piano technique and Human Ethology. Conti shows the way how pianists need to ritualize on the piano those behavioral archaic models belonging to the human species and developing along with the archaic melodies peculiar to their SBS programs.
Behavioral models such as anger, instinct of escape, parental caring, are ritualized on the keyboard by the interpreter and follow the same development of those SBS programs that inspires the composer - as it already resulted from the comparison between music and the Five Biological Laws (see the first essay « The Biological Meaning of Music® »).
Karlsruhe, October 9, 2009. For the first time in absolute, Giovanna Conti and Helmut Pilhar present The Biological Meaning of Music® in the form of lecture-concert. Animated graphs developed along with the live music, showing the SBS program “hidden” in music. Giorgio Tosi (composer and pianist) and Cristina Roffi (vocalist) performed with Giovanna Conti in Mozart’s Concert K488, Chopin’s Nocturne, unreleased Tosi’s works and Dr Hamer’s famous song, « Mein Studentenmädchen ».