Venice Biennale recital Cesari-Calderone

Matteo Cesari / Dario Calderone
Recital for flute and double bass
The protagonists of the recital are the 28-year-old flautist Matteo Cesari – student of Mario Caroli, awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt and Stipendienpreis in the 44th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, and former soloist for Intercontemporain – and the 35-year-old double bassist Dario Calderone – a pupil of Stefano Scodanibbio, and winner of first prize at the W. Benzi and Stipendiumpreiz competition of the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, a soloist for many orchestras and the founder of the Maze ensemble last year.

The concert brings to the printed page of music two firsts, both for double bass, composed by Italian Oscar Bianchi – winner of the Gaudeamus in 2005, in residence in Berlin, Warsaw and Johannesburg – and by the Cypriot Yannis Kyriakides, artistic director of the MAE ensemble and Professor of Composition at the Conservatory of the Hague, interested in combining traditional and digital media.

You will also hear: Ira-Arca for bass flute and contrabass, which Beat Furrer, co-founder and soul of Klangforum Wien, based on the formal principle of hoquetus (hocket), alternating periods of almost inhaling and exhaling a breath; own pace (amnesia 3), the third of a cycle of five pieces all dedicated to the theme of oblivion, a musical fragments of “forgotten material” here transformed and recoded by Silvia Borzelli, an Italian residing in Amsterdam; and beyond (a system of passing) by Matthias Pintscher, bestselling author and active as a conductor throughout Europe. Crowning this sequence of authors is Ioji Yuasa, an essential figure in Japanese music, founder of the Experimental Workshop in Tokyo with Toru Takemitsu, winner of two Grand Prix Italy (1966 and 1967) and of the Suntory Music Award (1996). In Venice he will present Terms of Temporal Detailing – Homage to David Hockney.cropped-mg_7889.jpg

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