The musicians

 

the ensembles

 


In 1976, Pierre Boulez founded the Ensemble intercontemporain with the support of Michel Guy (who was Minister of Culture at the time) and the collaboration and Nicholas Snowman. The Ensemble’s 31 soloists share a passion for 20th-21st century music. They are employed on permanent contract, enabling them to fulfill the major aims of the Ensemble: performance, creation and education for young musicians and the general public.  Under the artistic direction of Susanna Mälkki, the musicians work in close collaboration with composers, exploring instrumental techniques and developing projects that interweave music, dance, theater, film, video and visual arts.  In September 2013, the German-born conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher will succeed Susanna Mälkki as music director. In collaboration with the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), the Ensemble intercontemporain is also active in the field of synthetic sound generation. New pieces are commissioned and performed on a regular basis. These works enrich the Ensemble’s repertory and add to the corpus of 20th century masterworks. The Ensemble is renown for its strong emphasis on music education: concerts for kids, creative workshops for students, training programs for future performers, conductors, composers, etc. Since 2004, the Ensemble soloists have been tutoring young instrumentalists, conductors and composers in the field of contemporary repertoire at the Lucerne Festival Academy, a several week educational project held by the Lucerne Festival. Based at the Cité de la Musique (Paris) since 1995, the Ensemble performs and records in France and abroad, taking part in major festivals worldwide. The Ensemble is financed by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and receives additional support from the Paris City Council.  Since it was first established, the Ensemble Intercontemporain has promoted the circulation of 20th and 21st century musical works throughout Europe and the world. This vital mission of disseminating musical works has led the Ensemble to be recognized as “European Cultural Ambassador” for 2012 by the European Commission.

 

 

 

The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s elite contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and ambitious programming. It is committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture and pushing boundaries; the ensemble regularly undertakes projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers and collaborations with electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians. The creation of new music has been at the core of the London Sinfonietta’s work since its foundation in 1968 by Nicholas Snowman and David Atherton. It has commissioned or premiered over 250 works, ranging from Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle and Steve Reich to the emerging composers involved in its Blue Touch Paper project. World and UK premieres given during the Music Programme 2011/12 include, among others, Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s In Broken Images, Dai Fujikura’s Double Bass Concerto, Charlie Piper’s Insomniac and Wolfgang Rihm’s Will Sound More Again. The London Sinfonietta is a Resident Orchestra of Southbank Centre in London, with its headquarters at Kings Place in north London. It continues to take the best contemporary music to venues and festivals throughout the UK and worldwide with a busy touring schedule; in 2011 the ensemble visited cities in many countries including Mexico, Vienna, Bratislava, Greece and Italy.

 

 

 

 

Il Quartetto d’archi Paul Klee si crea all’interno dell’Ensemble Paul Klee, formazione ampia e flessibile, che approfondisce il rapporto tra musica e arti figurative. Nel ’94 l’ensemble vince la rassegna Maggio per i giovani indetta dall’Accademia Filarmonica Romana tenendo presso la Sala Casella di Roma il concerto di premiazione, registrato e trasmesso da RAI - Radio 3. Nel 1996 il Quartetto si esibisce al Festival Internazionale di Santander (Spagna) con grande successo di pubblico e critica, iniziando così un’attività autonoma e sempre più intensa da diventare la principale dell’Ensemble. Il repertorio del Quartetto affonda le proprie radici nel repertorio del Novecento Storico e rivolge la propria curiosità ed interesse verso la musica dei nostri giorni proponendo abitualmente opere in prima esecuzione. Tra le esibizioni più significative del Quartetto ricordiamo quelle per il Festival Internazionale di Santander (Spagna), per il Galway Arts Festival (Irlanda), per i Teatro La Fenice, per il Festival Internazionale di Alicante (Spagna), per il Teatro Regio di Parma, per il Cantiere d’Arte di Montepulciano, per la stagione Nuovi Spazi Musicali a Roma, per il Festival Romaeuropa, alla National Concert Hall di Dublino, all’Auditorium Nacional de Madrid, ad Istanbul, Lisbona, Amburgo, Salisburgo, Ljubljana e nel 1999 al Festival Music Under Construction di New York. Nel 2004-2005 il Quartetto Paul Klee è stato quartetto residente presso l’ Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud in Francia presso la quale ha tenuto un’intensa attività concertistica basata su progetti di studio quali L’Arte della Fuga di J.S.Bach, I compositori di Terezin, la musica polacca del XX secolo. Nel 2005 ha inoltre ricevuto il patrocinio della Fondazione Isabella Scelsi di Roma per la divulgazione del repertorio per Quartetto di Giacinto Scelsi. Attualmente la formazione gode di una residenza presso l'Università di Evry a Parigi. Il Quartetto ha inciso per Stradivarius, Blue Serge, Niccolò e New World Record di New York.

 

We spoke is a contemporary music collective based between Switzerland and London and directed by percussionist Serge Vuille. We Spoke merges ‘we speak’ with ‘bespoke’ and explores the different languages of contemporary art music. Each production of the group focuses on one particolar theme and approaches it both in terms of musical interpretation and live performance. We Spoke collaborates with Composers, Artists, Stage Directors, Actors and Dancers to bring a virtuosic and riginal view on contemporary music. We Spoke has performed extensively in Switzerland, the UK and South merica in cities including Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Zurich, London, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Lima. After over twenty performances in 2011, 2012 concerts include Kings Place in London, Festival de la Cité in Lausanne, Le Corbusier’s ‘Maison Blanche’ in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the International Contemporary Music Festival in Lima.


 

 

FLAME | Florence Art Music Ensemble nasce come gruppo di musicisti che fondano la propria ricerca nell’ambito della cultura musicale contemporanea a partire dall’entusiasmo, l'interesse e l'amore che nutrono per la musica di “confine” e di “limite”: l’avanguardia e la sperimentazione sono il campo di azione naturale, da cui procedere alla scoperta di un linguaggio musicale prezioso, che dal nostro recente passato ramifica fino a toccare le nostre sensibilità nel presente. La particolarità di questo ensemble è di essere formato da solisti considerati tra i massimi interpreti di musica contemporanea, che hanno tutti raccolto una sfida inedita: presentare la musica del nostro tempo con la stessa emozionante intensità che dedicano ai capolavori classici e romantici. A partire da questa esigenza di una espressione contemporanea, nel corso del tempo al progetto di FLAME hanno contribuito anche artisti figurativi, attori, performer, scrittori e altre “creative minds” dando luogo a esperienze artistiche trasversali, uniti in un linguaggio comune di ricerca sperimentale. Recentemente FLAME ha riscoperto e realizzato opere di Alberto Savinio; ha esplorato a fondo la musica di Elliott Carter - oggi ancora attivo e in piena creatività a 103 anni! - realizzando in Italia l'omaggio più significativo dedicato al compositore americano in occasione del centenario della sua nascita. FLAME ha inoltre messo a confronto i grandi compositori del secolo scorso con quelli viventi - Ligeti, Kurtag, Ferneyhough, Berio, Fedele etc. - e ha presentato proprio alle Murate il Concerto per Pianoforte e Orchestra di Sofia Gubaidulina. Salvatore Sciarrino, fra i massimi compositori italiani contemporanei, è spesso presente ai nostri concerti. Altra esperienza significativa dell’Ensemble è stata la maratona non-stop di nove ore dedicata a John Cage: il 4 Giugno 2010 oltre quaranta musicisti hanno letteralmente occupato le sale di Palazzo Vecchio, eseguendo, ma forse sarebbe più giusto dire “esponendo” la musica di Cage per l’intera giornata.

 

Tempo Reale, fondato da Luciano Berio a Firenze nel 1987 è oggi un punto di riferimento per la ricerca, la produzione e la formazione nel campo delle nuove tecnologie musicali e della musica elettronica. Dalla sua costituzione il Centro è stato impegnato nella realizzazione delle opere di Berio, opere che lo hanno portato a lavorare nei più prestigiosi contesti concertistici di tutto il mondo. Lo sviluppo di criteri di qualità e creatività derivati da queste esperienze si è riverberato nel lavoro condotto continuativamente tanto con compositori e artisti affermati quanto con giovani musicisti emergenti. I temi principali della ricerca riflettono un'idea di poliedricità che da sempre caratterizza le scelte e le iniziative di Tempo Reale: l'ideazione di eventi musicali di grande spessore, lo studio sull'elaborazione del suono dal vivo, le esperienze di interazione tra suono e spazio, la sinergia tra creatività, competenza scientifica, rigore esecutivo e didattico. Alle attività di ricerca in queste aree vengono affiancate regolarmente manifestazioni, incontri e progetti sul territorio che vedono il Centro collaborare con le principali istituzioni della Toscana, sia in campo musicale, teatrale e di danza, sia nella promozione di una fitta rete di esperienze didattiche.



 
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. Founded in 1882 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as James Galway, John Lill and Natalie Clein. With 750 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level, the RCM of the 21st century is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians. RCM professors are musicians with worldwide reputations, accustomed to working with the most talented students of each generation to unlock their artistic potential. Regular visitors include the likes of Lang Lang, Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Bernard Haitink. The RCM’s many performing groups – including five orchestras, two jazz bands and the RCM International Opera School – are celebrated for the vitality and excellence of their performances, and are regularly invited to perform at significant venues both in the UK and overseas. The RCM’s buildings, facilities and location are the envy of the world. The RCM is situated directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall in the cultural heart of London. Our iconic building, our concert hall, opera theatre, state-of-the-art studios, library and museum all provide inspiration for RCM students.

 

 

 


 

The soloists

 

Jérome COMPTE clarinetto
inizia giovanissimo lo studio del clarinetto all'École Normale della sua città, Annecy. Continua quindi la sua formazione al Conservatoire Supérieur di Ginevra, ottenendo un Premier Prix de Virtuosité con menzione speciale nel 1998. Numerosi premi segnano le tappe della sua formazione, che si svolgerà principalmente al Conservatorio Nazionale Superiore di Parigi, dove ottiene un diploma in clarinetto con menzione nel 2001. Dal 1999 al 2001 è clarinetto solo dell'Orchestre des Jeunes dell'Unione Europea, diretta dapprima da Bernardt Haitink, quindi da Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Ashkenazi et Paavo Jarvi. Con l'orchestra si esibisce nelle più prestigiose sale da concerto d'Europa: la Royal Albert Hall di Londra, la Philharmonie di Berlino, la Concertgebouw di Amsterdam, e nel 2004 viene invitato a esibirsi con la London Symphony Orchestra. Oltre al repertorio classico, si dedica anche alla musica contemporanea, partecipando alla Académie du XXème Siècle, sotto la direzione di Pierre Boulez. Fra le formazioni di cui ha fatto parte ricordiamo l'Ensemble Intercontemporain, con lo stesso Pierre Boulez, e l'Ensemble Phoenix, con Jean-François Zygel, Philippe Hersant e Thierry Escaich.

 

 

 

Eric-Maria COUTURIER  violoncello
vince all'unanimita? il primo premio di violoncello presso il Conservatorio di Parigi, dove ha studiato con Roland Pidoux (violoncello), Jean Moullie?re, Christian Ivaldi, Ami Flammer (musica da camera) e Patrick Moutal (musica indiana). Ha vinto in Italia il Primo Premio e premi di musica romantica a Trapani, il secondo premio a Trieste e il Terzo Premio a Firenze, con il pianista Laurent Wagschal. Ha studiato inoltre con il violoncellista Igor Gavrich, il baritono Jorge Chamine? e la pianista Marie-Francoise Bucquet. A 23 anni, e? amesso nell'Orchestre de Paris, e poi e? diventato primo solista dell'Orchestre National de Bordeaux. Eclettico violoncellista Eric-Maria Couturier si e? dedicato alla musica classica e alla ricerca di nuovi linguaggi. Dal 2002 e? membro del Ensemble Intercontemporain di Pierre Boulez. Si e? esibito accanto a artisti come il cantante di jazz David Linx, e ha suonato insieme a Maurizio Pollini, Jorge Chamine?, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Shani Diluka, Leon Fleischer, Christian Ivaldi, Jean-Claude Pennetier... Dal 2007, ha collaborato con il ballerino Richard Siegal. Nel 2008, ha diretto un film documentario in Giappone dal regista Massa Eguchi “Goendama” sul potere terapeutico del violoncello. Eric-Maria Couturier e? anche un membro dell’ ottetto "I violoncelli francesi.". E’ laureato di CIMA ed e? la quarta volta che partecipa nel Festival CIMA.

 

 

 

Dimitri VASSILAKIS  pianoforte
Dimitri Vassilakis est l’un de nos plus grands pianistes contemporains. Né à Athènes en 1967 où il a commencé à étudier le piano à l'âge de sept ans, il poursuivra ses études au CNSM de Paris, où il obtiendra un premier prix de piano à l'unanimité, ainsi que des prix de musique de chambre et accompagnement. Ses professeurs ont été Gérard Frémy, György Sebök et Monique Deschaussées. Depuis 1992, il est soliste à l'Ensemble InterContemporain de Pierre Boulez. Il a travaillé avec la plupart de grands compositeurs de notre temps, comme Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen et György Kurtág. Il a créé Incises de Pierre Boulez et a participé aux enregistrements des œuvres Répons et Sur Incises, de ce dernier, parus chez DGG. Son dernier disque, Le Scorpion, de Martin Matalon avec Les Percussions de Strasbourg, a reçu le Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles-Cros du meilleur disque de musique contemporaine 2004. Il a participé aux festivals de Salzbourg, Édimbourg, Lucerne, Wien Modern, Automne à Varsovie, Ottawa Chamber Music, Mai Musical Florentin, Proms de Londres. Il a également joué au Carnegie Hall de New York, au Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, au Concertgebouw d'Amsterdam et à la Scala de Milan. En été dernier, il a effectué une tournée en Amérique du Sud avec l'intégrale pour piano solo de Pierre Boulez, en hommage pour son 80ème anniversaire. Sa sensibilité et son toucher absolument uniques font de Dimitri Vassilakis, plus qu’un grand pianiste, un immense artiste. (wikipidia)

 

 

 

 

Alistair MACKIE  tromba
Alistair has been a principal player with the London Sinfonietta since 2009 and a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 1996 where he currently holds the position of Joint Principal Trumpet. From 2005-2011 he also served as Chairman of the orchestra. Alistair is currently Principal Trumpet in András Schiff's own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, and was formerly Principal Trumpet in the Orchestra of Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Alistair graduated from the University of Surrey in 1988 and in 1990 became the first brass player to win the wind section of the Royal Overseas League Music competition. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras including the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, London Mozart Players, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.?He taught at the University of Surrey for 15 years and is now a professor at the Royal College of Music.


 

Byron FULCHER  trombone
Byron Fulcher was born in Cornwall and took up the trombone at the age of nine. He studied with Denis Wick prior to entering the Guildhall School of Music where he studied with Eric Crees. Whilst still a student, Byron performed the British premiere of Ranki's Tales of Father Goose and has since performed the concerti by Gordon Jacob, Launy Grondahl, Ferdinand David and Derek Borgeois with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, RAF Central Band and Lima Symphony Orchestra, Peru. Byron was invited to perform at the International Trombone Festival in Helsinki 2002 and Birmingham 2006. Byron is principal trombonist of the Philharmonia Orchestra with whom he has recorded Mahler's Symphony No. 3, having previously held positions in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Spain and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He also teaches at the Royal College of Music and is a member of London Brass and London Sinfonietta.

 

 

 

 

Sound Intermedia - alias Ian Dearden
Sound Intermedia - alias Ian Dearden and David Sheppard - is dedicated to realising visionary new art works through live performance and cutting-edge technology. Their trail-blazing initiatives and artistic collaborations continually push past the accepted boundaries of composition, sound design, live sound, music technology and interactive multimedia.Internationally respected both as composers and performers, they collaborate with many of the world's most influential artists and organizations.

 

 



Ian PACE  pianoforte
is a pianist whose uncompromising committment to musical modernism and unique combination of intellectual conceptualism and spontaneity in performance have won much admiration. He was born in Hartlepool, England in 1968, studied at Chetham's School of Music, The Queen's College, Oxford and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at the Juilliard School in New York. His main teacher, and a major influence upon his work, was the Hungarian pianist György Sándor, a student of Bartók. Based in London since 1993, he has pursued an active International career, performing throughout Britain, Europe and the US. His absolutely vast repertoire of all periods focuses particularly upon music of the 20th and 21st Century, in particular the works of contemporary British, French, German and Italian composers as well as the 'classics' of modern music by composers such as Boulez, Stockhausen, Barraque, Xenakis, Ligeti, Nono, Kagel and Cage. He has given world premieres of over 100 pieces for solo piano, including works by Richard Barrett, Luc Brewaeys, James Clarke, James Dillon, Pascal Dusapin, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy (whose complete piano works he performed in a landmark 6-concert series in 1996), Christopher Fox, Volker Heyn, Howard Skempton, Gerhard Stäbler, Jay Allan Yim and Walter Zimmermann. He is renowned for ambitious and ingenious programming, and for his ability to surmount the most transcendental of pianistic challenges, often previously considered impossible. He has presented cycles of works including Stockhausen's Klavierstu?cke I-X, and the complete works of Kagel, Lachenmann and Ferneyhough. His many performances of the standard piano literature combine elements of historical performance with a modernist perspective to produce often startingly original interpretations. In addition to his activities as a soloist, Ian is the Artistic Director of the ensemble Topologies and regularly plays with other soloists and groups, most notably the Arditti Quartet. Ian has played at most major European venues and festivals, including Festival D'Automne in Paris, Agora, IRCAM, Archipel, Geneva, Ars Musica in Brussels, International Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Berlin Bienalle, Wien Modern, the International Music Festivals in Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Huddersfield and Oxford, Nuovo Consonanza in Rome, Sonorities in Belfast, Warsaw Autumn and the International Bartok Festival in Szombathély. Many of his recitals and recordings have been broadcast, by British, French, Belgian, Dutch, German, Swiss, Austrian, Italian, Polish and Australian Radio. He has recorded numerous CD's on the Metier, NMC, Black Box and Naive labels, which have been received with great critical acclaim.

 


Frauke AULBERT
soprano
i
s coloratura soprano with a vast vocal range of almost four octaves, specializing in contemporary music. Besides being formally trained in lyrical singing she focuses on extended techniques like overtone- and undertone-singing, multiphonics etc., to further enhance the timbral capabilities of her voice. As a vocal-sound-researcher she studies, describes and sings stiles of many different genres - like gamelan, jazz, chanson, dhrupad, beatboxing, höömii – and applies those sounds to her interpretation of contemporary vocal music. She has studied in Kiel, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Hamburg and has attended masterclasses with vocal-performers like Lauren Newton, Sainkho Namchylak, David Moss, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Maria Husmann, Michael Vetter, Jennifer Walshe, Michiko Hirayama and the Roy-Hart-Theatre. Improvisation and (première) performances of pieces which were often specially written for her has led her to festivals all over Europe, for example the Internationale Darmstädter Ferienkursen, the Casa Giacinto Scelsi in Rome, the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, the International Stockhausen-Summerclasses, the Hamburger Klangwerktage or the festival HAU Berlin. In 2012/13 further concerts lead her to Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Tunis,  Georgia (Tbilisi) ans São Paulo. In 2009 she was awarded the first prize by the Stockhausen Foundation for her interpretation of Stockhausen’s INDIANERLIEDER. The music theatre piece ‚Josefine singt’, in which she developed and played the lead character, was given the international Music Theatre NOW award 2012.

 

 

 Egidius STREIFF violino
studied the violin with Hansheinz Schneeberger and David Takeno. Unforgettable was the dramatic guidance by P.Adalbert Züllig OSB and the composer György Kurtag.  He has been internationally recognised as a violinist with a unique ability to bring New Music to life: First performances of violin concertos by Heidi Baader-Nobs in Weimar, Lothar Vogtländer in Dresden, or Harry Crowl in Curitiba are just some examples of recent Seasons.  His performances have been well documented; for example as Soloist in Wang Xilins violin concerto when this great Chinese composer was rehabilitated with the China National Symphony Orchestra at the „Zongshan Forbidden City Concert Hall“ in Beijing (live broadcast by CCTV9) . Egidius Streiff’s music enabled significant projects beyond Art: Pionieering contacts with musicians of both Koreas under the auspices of the Swiss foreign ministry allowed him to search for composing students of Isang Yun in Pyongyang and to bring musicians from the northern half DPR Korea to Switzerland to create for the first time a joint appearance with western musicians in a memorable cultural project of understanding between different worlds. Or: After many years of giving masterclasses at the Ulan Bataar College for Music and Dance in Mongolia he establishes with Flautist Christoph Bösch the Mongolian „Chuluun Foundation“ for cultural Exchange in Central Asia - a foundation which nowadays is instrumental in the setting up of his dream fair trade for violin bow hair. And: In 2009 he was Curator of the widely acknowledged exhibition „Spuren – Adolf Busch in Riehen. Unique activities, gaining weight through his unassuming but undeniably outstanding violinistic abilities – though Egidius Streiff comments:  „I don’t particularly trust the notion that Music is an international language – I’d rather feel an inner necessity of music: The moment when nothing else is of relevance!”. Egidius Streiff plays two outstanding violins; one by Pietro Guarneri - the "ex Hegner" made in Mantova 1702 - the other made in 2010 by Peter Westermann in Zürich. His favourite bow was made by Etienne Pajeot around 1810.

 

 

Michele MARASCO flauto
Ha suonato come primo flauto solista dell’Opera di Zurigo, dell’Orchestra della Radio di Lipsia, del Teatro “Carlo Felice” di Genova, dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia a Roma, della Filarmonica della Scala, della Filarmonica “A.Toscanini” di Parma e dell’Orchestra della Toscana. Ha suonato come solista o in formazioni cameristiche in sale prestigiose come la Carnegie Hall (New York), St John’s Smith Square (Londra), la Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna), la Sala Verdi del Conservatorio di Milano e per i più importanti Festival europei - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ravenna Festival, Settembre Musica (Torino) e i Festival di musica contemporanea di Strasburgo e Salisburgo.Tiene corsi di perfezionamento a Firenze, Modena e Roma. E’ stato invitato a tenere seminari dalle Università di Cincinnati e Valencia. Invitato da Maurizio Pollini e Luciano Berio ha  partecipato come solista al Festival di Salisburgo nel 1999, al Pollini Project 2001 a New York nella Carnegie Hall, nel 2002 a Tokyo nella Kioi Hall, nel 2003 a Roma nel nuovo Auditorium del Parco della Musica e nel 2006 a Vienna nella Wiener Konzerthaus e a Milano presso il Teatro alla Scala.

 



 

Giulia PERI soprano
(Firenze 1979), laureata con lode in Letteratura latina alla Scuola normale superiore di Pisa, è autrice del volume «Discorso diretto e discorso indiretto nel Satyricon di Petronio. Due regimi a contrasto», Pisa 2007. Formatasi alla Scuola di musica di Fiesole e diplomata in violino con Alberto Bologni, è stata violinista del Trio Aurora, preparato da Antonello e Piero Farulli e vincitore di vari premi nazionali. Ha suonato come spalla dell’Orchestra Galilei in occasione dei corsi di direzione tenuti da Carlo Maria Giulini. Allieva di canto di Steve Woodbury, ha cantato come solista sotto la direzione di Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniel Oren, Roberto Abbado. Approfondisce il repertorio barocco sotto la guida di Jill Feldman e quello liederistico con Leonardo De Lisi. È membro solista degli Musica ricercata, L’Homme armé, con i quali ha cantato in Austria, Germania, Francia, Spagna, Slovacchia e Cipro. Collabora con ICAMus e con il pianista Gregorio Nardi all’esecuzione di opere rare della musica americana (Gershwin, Song-book, in prima esecuzione integrale; G. Crumb, Apparition: elegiac songs and vocalises) e di un programma di autori ebrei del Novecento, in memoria di Primo Levi, da lei ideato e patrocinato dal DAMS di Firenze.


 

Guillaume BERTRAND  acrobata
ha iniziato la sua carriera come acrobata mettendo il suo talento di artista al servizio di artisti carismatici. Nel 2003 entra a far parte della compagnia di Josef Nadj per “Il n’y a plus de firmament” che sarà il primo di una serie di cinque spettacoli. Artista associato della  Compagnie du 13ème Quai dal 1998, William vanta una forte versatilità artistica. Artista prolifico concentra la sua produzione in non meno di 26 opere dalle forme e estetica multiple che vanno dalla performance da solista alla grande distribuzione. Bertrand crede che l'artista che crea deve trasmettere la sua conoscenza come una sorta di segno/impronta  sul futuro. Condividere l'esperienza è un obiettivo importante nel suo percorso artistico ed educativo. Così, da più di 10 anni, ha messo le sue doti di regista e il suo talento creativo al servizio di giovani artisti. Dal 2009 lavora nella Scuola nazionale di Circo Shems’y à Salé in Marocco conducendo laboratori  per le acrobazie e il movimento, come direttore o creatore/ideatore per gli apprendisti.

 

 

 


 

 The composers


Pierre BOULEZ

Bruno MANTOVANI

Iannis XENAKIS

Helmut LACHENMANN

Fausto ROMITELLI

Gearge CRUMB

Luciano BERIO

Jonathan HARVEY

Dai FUJIKURA

Harrison BIRTWISTLE

Tohmas KESSLER

Lorenzo TROIANI

Johannes HILDEBRANDT

Edu HAUBENSAK

Gwyn PRITCHARD

Jürg WYTTENBACH

Luisa Valeria CARPIGNANO

Andrea CAVALLARI

Brian FEREYHOUGH

Francesco FILIDEI

Lauren REDHEAD

Patricia SUCENA de ALMEIDA

Michael JARREL

Fritz HAUSER

Gèrard GRISEY

Beat FURRER

Betty OLIVERO

Arnold SCHÖNBERG

 

Vincenzo Santarcangelo (Matera, 1982), lives and works in Turin. He graduated from Theoretical Philosophy with a thesis on sound perception (under the supervision of Maurizio Ferraris and Roberto Casati) and is currently completing a PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Language at the University of Turin, where he is a member of the reserach groups LabOnt and Remedia | Lingua Medicina Malattia and of the Editorial Board of the "Rivista di Estetica". He has taught courses in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Castle of Rivoli - Museum of Contemporary Art (Rivoli/Turin) and at MADRE - Museum of Contemporary Art DonnaRegina (Naples). He regularly collaborates with Artribune, for which he edits the columns "Octave chronics" and "Dialogues of Aesthetics". He also works for "Il Giornale dell’Arte" and Rockerilla, where he edits Noted / UnNoted, a section dedicated to electroacoustic and contemporary classical music. He has written for SentireAscoltare, Teknemedia / Arskey, antiTHeSi. He conceived the music festival "From the Sign to the Sound. From the Sound to the Sign" at the MUSMA - Museum of Contemporary Sculpture (Matera), which successfully reached its fourth edition.