66th International Festival of Contemporary Music
Biennale Musica 2022 - Out of Stage
The 66th International Festival of Contemporary Music will run from 14-25 September 2022, directed by Lucia Ronchetti. The Festival delineate a wide perspective of contemporary music theatre and the role of new technologies, of multimedia, that includes the programming of virtual and augmented reality applied to sound, in new forms and genres codified by the composers involved in the festival”.
La Biennale Musica 2022 will present new works of experimental music theatre commissioned from Simon Steen-Andersen, Helena Tulve, Michel van der Aa, Paolo Buonvino and Annelies Van Parys, in addition to the Italian premieres of new projects by Alexander Schubert, Rino Murakami and Ondřej Adámek co-produced with other European institutions. A new production of Jules Verne by Giorgio Battistelli, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2022, will be performed by Ars Ludi, winner of the Silver Lion 2022, on the inaugural evening of the Festival at the Teatro La Fenice (…) The festival programme also includes several classics of “instrumental theatre” by Mauricio Kagel, Georges Aperghis and works by composers recognized in this field such as Carola Bauckholt and François Sarhan” (Lucia Ronchetti).
There will be the voices of the Kurdish-Iranian composer Mehdi Jalali, of Yvette Janine Jackson, the American composer, representative of the Afro-Diasporic Experimentalism, of Klein, the Nigerian performer based in London, the American composer and producer of Taiwanese origin X.Lee, the composer of electronic music from Florence Daniele Carcassi and the group of Native American composers showcased by the collective project of the Shenandoah Conservatory.
For Biennale College: Paul Hauptmeier presents a new site-specific sound installation that relies on augmented reality; Timothy Cape and Daniil Posazhennikov will create two new works of instrumental theatre; Gemma Ragués a new work for the radio with performative aspects; Tania Cortés and Jacopo Cenni will be the authors of two experimental works that include visual and installation aspects; Kathryn Vetter, Dafne Paris, Federico Tramontana and Esther-Elisabeth Rispens will perform works of instrumental theatre by Georges Aperghis, François Sarhan and Carola Bauckholt.
The collaboration with Rai Radio3 has been renewed for the “Lezione di Musica” broadcasts – live from Sala delle Colonne, in the Biennale headquarters, with Giovanni Bietti and curated by Paola Damiani – and “Tre soldi”, five audio-documentaries made by Giovanna Natalini about the experiences of the young artists of Biennale College Musica.
Eleven young musicians under 25, from the Conservatories of Northern Italy under the guidance of the dramaturgist and music historian Guido Barbieri, will select the winners of the Best Music Theatre Production Award and Best Performance Award among those featured in the programme.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022