Romaeuropa Festival presents a weekend of cutting-edge music at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica.
. Romaeuropa Festival
, in collaboration with La Fondazione Musica per Roma, presents a weekend of experimentation between electronic music, modern classical and minimalism, with concerts by international stars of the contemporary music scene: Lubomyr Melnyk, Craig Leon, Fernando Corona AKA Murcof & Vanessa Wagner.
On Saturday 28 September the stage of the Sala Petrassi of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will host concerts by two charismatic figures: Lubomyr Melnyk and Craig Leon.
The Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk has been hailed as "the prophet of the piano" and is considered the inventor of continous music, which today boasts numerous heirs including Nils Frahm. Based on the principle of a constant and continuous sound stream, without interruption, the musician creates rapid and complex compositions which have led him to being called one of the fastest pianists in the world.
Craig Leon is the only producer in history to have both a single pop (Maria by Blondie) and a classical album (Libera Me by Izzy) reach number 1 in the British charts. The master of electronic music arrives in Rome with his immersive and hypnotic loops, presenting with his wife Cassel Webb the latest recording project The Canon. As a talent scout for Sire Records, in the 1970s he was among the people responsible for launching the careers of artists such as The Ramones, Blondie and Suicide, and was also an influential figure in the evolution of the subsequent punk and new wave eras.
On Sunday 29 September, Mexico's Nortec Collectiv Fernando Corona AKA Murcof, a leading name in the global electronic scene, and regular collaborator with contemporary classical music, meets the award-winning French classical pianist Vanessa Wagner on stage at the Sala Petrassi to present Statea, a recording project with which the two artists re-interpret avant-garde classical, minimalism and electronic music from the 20th century.