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Botanica – Deproducers



10.06.2022 | h 21
Duration: 90'


Price: €20

Botanica is the title of the second album by the Deproducers. After having dedicated their previous work (Planetario) to the stars and the universe, with Botanica the Deproducers have focused their attention on the Earth with an exceptional frontman on stage, Telmo Pievani, philosopher of biology and expert in the theory of evolution, author of numerous national and international publications in the field of the philosophy of science, and narrator of the show. The aim is to show that, just like human beings, plants have senses: they breathe and use their intelligence to implement complex strategies for surviving, growing, thriving and even communicating. In the lyrics of their songs (the titles are illuminating: Green Planet, Photosynthesis, Roots, Modular Vegetation, Deforestation, etc.) the Deproducers tell of the magic of the plant world and its importance for our own survival.

Narrator: Telmo Pievani

Keyboards: Vittorio Cosma

Voice and guitar: Riccardo Sinigallia

Bass: Gianni Maroccolo

Guitar: Adriano Viterbini

Drums: Simone Filippi

Visual Artist: Marino Capitanio


“Botanica” is a project by Deproducers, Stefano Mancuso e Aboca.

The Deproducers collective is made up of Vittorio Cosma, Gianni Maroccolo, Max Casacci and Riccardo Sinigallia, four musicians, four producers with different and important backgrounds. Together they share an idea, a research project divided into chapters: making music for scientific conferences, conceiving science as poetry, an innovative and engaging project, an unprecedented combination of music and science.  The Deproducers propose to set live music to scientific lectures told in a rigorous but accessible way.

Philosopher and historian of biology, as well as an expert on the theory of evolution, Telmo Pievani is Professor of Philosophy of Biological Sciences at the University of Padua. He is the director of Pikaia, the Italian portal on evolution, and author of numerous scientific and popular publications. Together with Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall, he edited the Italian edition of the international exhibition Darwin. 1809-2009, and together with Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza the international exhibition project Homo sapiens: the great story of human diversity.