Emanuele Casale  “Piove Vita” (2017)

Toshio Hosokawa  Etude n. 1 -
2 Lines (2011-2013)

Silvia Borzelli  Stalagma (2007)

Toshio Hosokawa  Etude n. 4 -
Ayatori, Magic by 2 hands, 3 Lines (2011-2013)
prima italiana

Francesco Filidei  Berceuse (2018)
prima italiana

Toshio Hosokawa  Etude n. 6 -
Lied, Melody (2011-2013)
prima italiana

Luca Francesconi  Mambo (1987)

The common thread of the project recalls an element present in the Western imaginary regarding Japan, or the Zen Garden. The fulcrum around which this place of fantasy unravels is the Studies composed between 2011 and 2013 by the most important Japanese living composer, namely Toshio Hosokawa, ideally attributable to those of his illustrious predecessor Claude Debussy. Each of them starts from a musical element in an almost calligraphic way, composed first by 2 Lines, then by 3 and finally by a gaunt Lied.

And in the ecstatic song of "Piove vita" by the Sicilian composer we find the expressive and most direct component of our ideal Garden. A pointed and inflexible drop is the fulcrum of "Stalagma", a concise musical image composed by Silvia Borzelli, an Italian stationed in Amsterdam, in memory of the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politovskaya. From the human drama we will pass then to the lulling restlessness inherent in the "Berceuse" written by Francesco Filidei, which is also a wonderful game of impulses and suspensions. Non-existent suspensions in the glittering “Mambo” by Luca Francesconi, which starting from an incipit of the great Italian-American blind jazz player Lennie Tristano launches the hands of the pianist in a virtuosic challenge with insane speed.


 In collaboration with MUSEO NOVECENTO