17, 22, 26 Nov 2005. Tribute to Giacinto Scelsi. Romaeuropa pays tribute to an outstanding musician of the 20th century on the 100th anniversary of his birth. His music has influenced generations of musicians across the world. Scelsi, who died in 1988, was active during the artistic and cultural upheavals of his time, forging relationships with personalities like Jean Cocteau, Henri Michaux, Virginia Woolf and Walter Klein, as well as with great interpreters such as Nikita Magaloff and Pierre Monteux. Strongly influenced by eastern culture, Scelsi used traditional composition techniques to explore issues that continue to be of utmost currency: the centrality of sound, spirtualism and its relationship with the occult, new methods for creating sounds, the replacement of traditional methods of writing music, the use of virtual techniques and the relationship with space. Scelsi also investigated the possibilities of visual arts, focusing in particular on informal art, which he promoted by establishing the Roma-New York Art Foundation. Concerts begin at 21.00 at Teatro Palladium.
17 Nov Concert by Pauline Vaillancourt voice, Carol Robinson clarinet, Marianne Schroeder piano, Frances-Marie Uitti cello, Joelle Landre double-bass.
22 Nov Concert by the ensemble Alter Ego, with works by Alvin Curran, Suzanne Giraud and Stefano Scodanibbio and music by Scelsi.
26 Nov a-round scelsi 2: event by the ensemble Alter Ego with Jonathan Harvey and Paolo Terni.