The Nymphs Orchestra at Sala Santa Rita in Rome


The Nymphs Orchestra is a new performing project by Emiliano Maggi specifically conceived for Sala Santa Rita. Trees are turned into musical instruments and will resound along the incredible seventeenth-century nave of the ex-church located in Piazza Campitelli.

Wooden bodies, thanks to the hand of the artist, will take new life into structures and elements of electric guitars; they will be played live producing a real polyphonic musical execution, overtaking their sculptural value. The Nymphs Orchestra, through a short circuit between wooden bodies and heavy metal visions, recall a world of ancestral nature with the addition of some current elements, telling the nymphs myth through a deep and hypnotic sound experience.

Emiliano Maggi (Rome 1977) lives and works in Rome. The multi-faceted artist’s research has always succeeded in combining psychedelic scenarios to mythological symbolism, rituality and rural iconography made of fairy tales and dreams to hypnotic scenes like as in local 70‘s horror movies. All these elements are narrated by a polyhedric production that ranges from performance to jewellery production, from the praised musical project Estasy to pictorial and photographic works.

Among his main exhibitions: Palmithi, Palm Museum, Palermo (2015); Danse Royale, Operativa Arte, Rome (2015) Diversi Muri Swiss Institute, Rome (2014); There is no place like home, Rome (2014); The Nymph song, Mona Museum, Tasmania (2014); The Draftmen’s Congress, Swiss Institute, Rome (2013); Subway Dreams, the Newsstand & NERO magazine for the Art Book Fair, NY; Vision & Prayer, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome (2013); Les intermittences du coeur, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome (2012); Regeneration, Macro, Rome (2012); Patria Interiore, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2012); Twin mind, Spazio Carbonesi, Bologna (2012); Argenti Dominus Vulpes, Rongwrong gallery, Amsterdam (2012); When in Rome, Italian Culture Institute, Los Angeles (2011); Life is Art, Santa Rosa, California; Danse Macabre, Nomas Foundation, Rome (2010); New Orleans Art Biennial, KKK projects gallery, New Orleans (2008).

Sala Santa Rita – Via Montanara (near Piazza Campitelli), Rome
Friday 11 September at 6:30pm
Free entrance