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activities - sonora - 2007 - los angeles/san francisco

Los Angeles/San Francisco

23 February 2007 - 02 March 2007



RedCat Festival - CalArts Disney Hall

"Friendly Monsters from the Boot": Two Nights of Italian Music

New Century Players,CalArts and Italian Culture Institut of Los Angeles

February 23th - 8.30 pm

Ada Gentile Quartet for winds 

Sylvano Bussotti Ara degli ulivi no. III 
for voice and strings]

Salvatore Sciarrino Esplorazione del bianco II 
for flute, clarinet, violin, guitar
Melencolia for cello and piano

Luigi Nono Guai ai gelidi mostri 
for 2 A, va, vc, db, fl, cl, tuba, live electronics

Luca Lombardi
work for bass flute 

 February 24th  - 8.30 pm

Ada Gentile Zapping for flute, clarinet, violin and viola 

Misty for flute and horn

Sylvano Bussotti  Concerto grosso all'ara degli ulivi 
for celesta, oboe, clarinet, violin, horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, bass

Fragmentations for two harps, one player 

Luigi Nono Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima 
for string quartet

Luciano Berio Points on the curve to find 
for piano and 22 instruments

"The New Century Players perform with wonted skill and poise; one hears the music and doesn’t worry about the very real difficulties of executing it." Los Angeles Times

New music aficionados have the rare opportunity to savor a superb collection of contemporary Italian works as CalArts’ vaunted ensemble presents a two-concert survey built around compositions by Sylvano Bussotti -- one of the most aesthetically inventive provocateurs of his generation. Famed for defiantly complex syntax and unconventional graphic notation, Bussotti also has broken barriers with jaunty sensual and erotic insinuations. The program includes Bussotti’s Concerti grossi all’ara degli ulivi, for chamber ensemble, and Fragmentations, for harps; Luciano Berio’s Points on the curve to find, for piano and 22 instruments; and pieces by Ada Gentile, Luca Lombardi, Luigi Nono and Salvatore Sciarrino. 

In person: Sylvano Bussotti and Ada Gentile


UC Berkeley and Italian Culture Institute of San Francisco

March, 2 - Berkeley University Elkus Room 3 pm
Department Composer Colloquium Series