24-28 Jan. Organized by the French Academy in Rome, this contemporary music festival is at its third edition. The programme of this as of previous editions highlights the ties between French and Italian contemporary composers.
This year the festival pays tribute to composer Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004) whose research connected tonal harmonies with expressions of psychedelic rock. Important musicians and ensembles feature, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain Controtempo, Garth Knox, the Itin
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FESTIVAL CONTROTEMPO 2012
Concerts take place in different venues with the closing event at the Auditorium Parco della Musica dedicated to the music of Romitelli under the direction of Jean Deroyer. For information www.villamedici.it.